This Biennial Report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) showcases a selection of the work conducted during the 2020–2021 biennium by IARC in collaboration with its global network of experts. These activities span research areas including descriptive epidemiology, cancer registration and analysis of data on cancer occurrence and trends, basic research into the genetic and molecular aspects of cancer development, pathogenesis, and prevention and implementation studies. This report demonstrates the high scientific quality of the work emanating from the Agency and the direct relevance of the findings to cancer control and prevention.
This Biennial Report is the first to be produced in electronic format only. An associated webpage highlights key cancer data for 2020 and key figures on IARC during the 2020–2021 biennium. View the associated webpage.
Section of Cancer Surveillance
Section of Evidence Synthesis and Classification
Section of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
Section of Environment and Radiation
Section of Nutrition and Metabolism
Section of Early Detection and Prevention
Laboratory Services and Biobank Group
Section of Support to Research
Governing and Scientific Councils