History of the NORA process and framework for the meeting.
Identification of research needs to resolve the carcinogenicity of high-priority IARC Carcinogens. Views and expert opinions of an IARC/NORA expert group meeting, Lyon, France, 30 June - 2 July 2009. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC Technical Publication No. 42. 2010 Jul; 42:7-8
This is a concerted effort to identify means of reducing the insufficiency of available data for classifying particular agents in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) system by identifying information needs and gaps and the research to address them for 20 selected agents generally, in IARC categories 2A, 2B, and 3. This project originated as part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to enhance occupational cancer research. The project ultimately involved collaboration with IARC, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The planning group consisting of Kurt Straif and Vincent Cogliano (IARC), Paul Schulte, Tania Carreón-Valencia, Avima Ruder, Mary Schubauer- Berigan (NIOSH), Ruth Lunn (NIEHS), Nat Rothman (NCI), and Elizabeth Ward (ACS) selected 20 agents, reviewed in previous IARC Monographs, on the basis of potential for workplace or environmental exposure, and importance or interest by a particular agency.
Cancer; Carcinogens; Carcinogenesis; Carcinogenicity; Exposure-limits; Exposure-levels; Exposure-assessment
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Manufacturing
Identification of research needs to resolve the carcinogenicity of high-priority IARC Carcinogens. Views and expert opinions of an IARC/NORA expert group meeting, Lyon, France, 30 June - 2 July 2009