The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monograph Program evaluates the carcinogenicity of various agents to humans. IARC has announced that Meeting 112 and Meeting 113 will both evaluate the carcinogenicity of pesticides. Meeting 112 (March 2015) will evaluate some organophosphate insecticides and herbicides, while Meeting 113 (June 2015) will evaluate some organochlorine insecticides and some chlorphenoxy herbicides.
The Occupational Cancer Research Centre has a large case-control study underway to evaluate the association between pesticide exposure and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and soft tissue sarcoma. For more information, visit our project page.