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Information on the causes of cancer at specific sites is important to cancer control planners, cancer researchers, cancer patients, and the general public. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monograph series, which has classified human carcinogens for more than 40 years, recently completed a review to provide up-to-date information on(More)
To the Editor: The report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (June 11 issue)1 does not represent expert consensus. The authors of reports that question breast-cancer screening and were published in major medical journals were not included in the panel. Reductions in breast-cancer–related mortality among young women never exposed to(More)
Monograph Working Group Members V J Cogliano (USA)–Chair; K Aronson, H Tryphonas (Canada); Y L Guo (Taiwan, China); M Machala (Czech Republic); E C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, K Vorkamp (Denmark) J P Cravedi, B Le Bizec, J F Narbonne (France); H Esch (Germany); P Cocco, F Merletti (Italy); R Vermeulen (unable to attend; Netherlands); A Agudo (Spain); N Johansson(More)
CONTEXT Consumption of alcoholic beverages is one of the single most important known and modifiable risk factor for human cancer. Among women, breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is causally associated with female breast cancer and the association shows a(More)
The IARC Monographs are a series of scientific reviews that identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of cancer in humans. In its first part, the principles and procedures of the IARC Monographs evaluations are summarized. In a second part, we present the most recent IARC evaluation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated(More)