Iran joins the International Agency for Research on Cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to
welcome the Islamic Republic of Iran as a new Participating State.
The Islamic Republic of Iran becomes the 26th country to join the Agency, sealing a long-standing relationship of collaboration
between IARC and Iranian scientists.
“The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has shown its strong commitment to promoting
research on cancer prevention and strengthening cancer control programmes,” says IARC Director. “The country can play a key role in promoting cancer prevention in the region, in
particular in helping to set up high-quality cancer registration, as well as through the unique insights
into cancer causes and prevention provided by the Persian Cohort Study.”
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