Every IARC member state, at present 20, has one member in the Scientific Council, and Edgar Rivedal succeeds Eiliv Lund as Norwegian representative.
The principal responsibilities of Scientific Council members are the evaluation of the scientific activities of IARC, and the provision of scientific advice to the Governing Council and the Director. Edgar Rivedal has previous experience from three guest scientist visits to IARC.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization.
IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.
A major goal of the IARC is the identification of causes of cancer, so that preventive measures may be adopted against them.
The home page of The International Agency for Research on Cancer (http://www.iarc.fr/)
Edgar Rivedal's group "Group of cell biology" (radium.no/rivedal)
Department of Cancer Prevention
Institute for Cancer Research