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APVMA hosts the Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer

25 November 2011

On Friday 18 November the APVMA hosted a round table meeting at which representatives of a number of Australian Government regulatory agencies met with Dr Chris Wild (external site), Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is based in Lyon, France.

Taking part in the round table were:

  • the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC),
  • the APVMA,
  • the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF),
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ),
  • the National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme (NICNAS),
  • the Office of Chemical Safety (OCS) in the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA),
  • the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), and
  • the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Dr Wild was accompanied by Professor Bernard Stewart from Sydney, an internationally recognised cancer expert, Australia's representative at IARC, and one of APVMA's Science Fellows.

Dr Wild outlined the role of the IARC (external site) in conducting and coordinating research into the causes of cancer and the incidence of cancers in different populations worldwide. He noted a number of well-known risk factors for cancer including tobacco smoke, alcohol, and asbestos, as well as obesity and reduced physical activity.

He encouraged Australian Government agencies to consider becoming more involved in the work of the IARC, indicating that they were welcome to raise any issues relating to the risk assessment of carcinogens with IARC.

Interviews

Dr Chris Wild

Dr Wild talks about the work of IARC, Australia's involvement in it, and the fact that he is trying to make sure that IARC's work is relevant to government regulators:

Professor Bernard Stewart

Professor Stewart talks about Australia's involvement with IARC, and why regulatory agencies met with the IARC Director:

Last updated on 24 November, 2011
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