World Cancer Report 2008 - International Agency for Research on Cancer

The 2008 IARC World Cancer Report has recently been published and is avaiable at

"The World Cancer Report 2008 provides a comprehensive overview of cancer for all those working in the field of health-care and research, and the general reader as well. It presents information on cancer patterns, diagnosis, causes and prevention concisely, clearly outlining the growing public health crisis. Simultaneously, there is a clear message of hope: although cancer is a great and growing devastating disease, it is largely preventable."

The World Cancer Report includes a section on Electromagnetic Radiation (Page 170 Ch 2.12) and concludes;

"Radiofrequency radiation emitted by mobile telephones has been investigated in a number of studies. There is some evidence that long-term and heavy use of mobile/cellular phones may be associated with moderate increased risks of gliomas, parotid gland tumours, and acoustic neuromas; however, evidence is conflicting and a role of bias in these studies cannot be ruled out"

"With reference to radio frequency, available data do not show any excess risk of brain cancer and other neoplasims associated with the use of mobile phones"

This report therefore gives a more comprehensive view of cancer and the potential causes compared with the IARC monographs (ie the formal cancer classification process of IARC).