Lorenzo (Renzo) Tomatis (Sassoferrato, Italy, 2 January 1929 - Lyon, France, 21 September 2007) was an Italian physician and experimental oncologist. He is best remembered as the Director from 1982 until 1993 of the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon - (IARC), which evaluates and provides guidelines on the effects of chemical or physical carcinogens. During his tenure at IARC, Tomatis led the effort to create the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans (the so-called “orange books”), a critical tool for the primary prevention of cancer, and IARC's most famous product.

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  • Noto ai più come direttore, dal 1982 fino al 1993 della prestigiosa Agenzia Internazionale per le Ricerche sul Cancro di Lione, (IARC) in Francia, che valuta e fornisce a livello internazionale le linee guida sugli effetti cancerogeni di natura chimica o fisica, da cui trarrà le basi la corrispondente agenzia EPA statunitense, vi approda dopo una lunga permanenza in USA, dal 1959 al 1967. (it)
  • Lorenzo (Renzo) Tomatis (Sassoferrato, Italy, 2 January 1929 - Lyon, France, 21 September 2007) was an Italian physician and experimental oncologist. He is best remembered as the Director from 1982 until 1993 of the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon - (IARC), which evaluates and provides guidelines on the effects of chemical or physical carcinogens. During his tenure at IARC, Tomatis led the effort to create the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans (the so-called “orange books”), a critical tool for the primary prevention of cancer, and IARC's most famous product. With over 350 publications and 10 books, since the 1950s Tomatis was ahead of his time—developing carcinogenesis bioassays which recognized trans-placental and trans-generational carcinogenesis, thus highlighting the vulnerabilities of early-life exposure. Tomatis was a leader in the difficult task of translating animal experimental findings to human risk (reflected in the IARC monographs, which assess animal, molecular biology and human evidence on an agent). He used these many qualifications get enacted strategies for the primary prevention of cancer—that is, reduced exposure to carcinogens. In addition Tomatis was committed to the sociology of science, especially the causes of the 'brain drain' from ' Italy. In summary, 'Renzo' Tomatis was one of the world's most distinguished experts on carcinogenesis and its primary prevention. (en)
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  • 1929-1-2
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  • Noto ai più come direttore, dal 1982 fino al 1993 della prestigiosa Agenzia Internazionale per le Ricerche sul Cancro di Lione, (IARC) in Francia, che valuta e fornisce a livello internazionale le linee guida sugli effetti cancerogeni di natura chimica o fisica, da cui trarrà le basi la corrispondente agenzia EPA statunitense, vi approda dopo una lunga permanenza in USA, dal 1959 al 1967. (it)
  • Lorenzo (Renzo) Tomatis (Sassoferrato, Italy, 2 January 1929 - Lyon, France, 21 September 2007) was an Italian physician and experimental oncologist. He is best remembered as the Director from 1982 until 1993 of the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon - (IARC), which evaluates and provides guidelines on the effects of chemical or physical carcinogens. During his tenure at IARC, Tomatis led the effort to create the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans (the so-called “orange books”), a critical tool for the primary prevention of cancer, and IARC's most famous product. (en)
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