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Home > Nanotechnology Columns > Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. > IARC Advisory Group Recommends Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as High Priority

Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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An International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Advisory Group met on April 7-9, 2014, to recommend priorities for IARC Monographs during 2015-2019.

May 12th, 2014

IARC Advisory Group Recommends Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as High Priority

An International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Advisory Group met on April 7-9, 2014, to recommend priorities for IARC Monographs during 2015-2019. See http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045%2814%2970168-8/fulltext The Advisory Group assessed the responses to a call for nominations and recommended a range of agents and exposures as high or medium priorities for assessment. According to the recommendations published in Lancet Oncology, multi-walled carbon nanotubes are a high priority for assessment -- "cancer bioassay data are available from intraperitoneal injection studies, inhalation studies are ongoing; mechanistic similarities with asbestos have been noted." IARC's preliminary list of agents to be reviewed at its September 30-October 7, 2014, meeting includes "carbon nanotubes."

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