Cancer risk classification schemes challenged

Cancer risk classification schemes challenged

RED meat was labeled as "probably carcinogenic to humans" last year by the U.N. International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC), and processed red meats were classified as "carcinogenic to humans."

Now, prominent experts in toxicology, oncology, pharmacology, biology, endocrinology, genetics and related disciplines are calling the IARC classification system an "outmoded" scheme that can lead to "unfounded publ

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