Marie-Beatrice Lauby-Secretan Group Head
Group of IARC Handbooks

Speciality: Chemical carcinogenesis and chemoprevention
Year Degree Major Institution Country/Town
1996 PhD Toxicology St. Bartholomew and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry UK / London
1991 MSc Biochemistry Geneva University Switzerland / Geneva
1989 BSc Biochemistry Geneva University Switzerland / Geneva
Current Research Projects

IARC Handbook vol.16: Body Fatness
IARC, IMO (Responsible Officer)

IARC Handbook vol.15: Breast Cancer Screening
IARC, IMO (Responsible Officer)

IARC Monograph vol. 107: Polychlorinated and polybrominated biphenyls
IARC, IMO (Responsible Officer)

IARC Monograph vol. 103: Bitumens and bitumen emissions, and some heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
IARC, IMO (Responsible Officer)

IARC Monograph vol. 100E: Personal habits and indoor combustions
IARC, IMO (Responsible Officer and Editor)

Selected Publications

Lauby-Secretan B, Scoccianti C, Loomis D, Grosse Y, Bianchini F, Straif K, International Agency for Research on Cancer Handbook Working Group. (2016) Body Fatness and Cancer-Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group. N Engl J Med.; 375(8): 794-798

Lauby-Secretan B, Scoccianti C, Loomis D, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Bouvard V, Bianchini F, Straif K, International Agency for Research on Cancer Handbook Working Group (2015) Breast Cancer Screening-Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group. N Engl J Med.; 372(24): 2353-2358

Lauby-Secretan B, Baan R, Grosse Y, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Guha N, Galichet L, Straif K, on behalf of the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph Working Group (2011) Bitumens and bitumen emissions, and some heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Lancet Oncology, 12 ; IARC Monograph vol. 103 (2013) : 1190-1191

Secretan B, Straif K, Baan R, Grosse Y, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Guha N, Freeman C, Galichet L, Cogliano VJ, on behalf of the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph Working Group (2009) A review of human carcinogens – Part E: tobacco, areca nut, alcohol, coal smoke and salted fish. Lancet Oncology 10 ; IARC Monographs vol. 100E (2012) : 1033-1034

The International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Group on artificial ultraviolet (UV) light and skin cancer (as responsible officer/scientific coordinator of the Working Group) (2007) The association of use of sunbeds with cutaneous malignant melanoma and other skin cancers: A systematic review. Int J Cancer, 120(1) : 1116-1122