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Cancer

16 July 2010

US groups target 20 possible causes of cancer

The American Cancer Society and three federal agencies named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of cancer that deserve more investigation.

The American Cancer Society and three federal agencies named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of cancer that deserve more investigation.

All have been classified as possible carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer or IARC, the United Nations cancer agency.

 

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