July 2001
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st July 2001
  • ISBN 9789283230052
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6.5" x 9.5"

IARC Handbooks on Cancer Prevention Handbook 5 This authoritative illustrated book gives the evaluations on cancer-preventive activity of topical use of sunscreens, as well as recommendations to skin cancer prevention. Prepared by an expert group from 10 countries, it provides an international consensus on the use of sunscreens. The volume describes the efficacy of the use of sunscreens in skin cancer prevention, as well as the reported unwanted side-effects of such use and gives recommendations for further research, and public health related recommendations.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.