Changes within Environmental Protection Agency

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) welcomes the permanent appointment of Dr. Vincent James Cogliano, PhD, as the Director of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC. IRIS develops scientific reviews of the health hazards of the chemicals in the environment. Dr. Cogliano has been acting director since 2010. Previously, Dr. Cogliano served as the Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs program at the World Health Organization. The IARC Monographs are a series of scientific reviews that identify environmental factors that can increase cancer risk.

MBCC values transparency and quality peer reviews. For more information on Dr. Cogliano’s appointment, please click here.