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The Eighth International Meeting on N-Nitroso Compounds was held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 5–9, 1983; it was organized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Lyon, France) in collaboration with the Canadian Executive Committee (R. C. von Borstel, University of Alberta; C. T. Miller, Environment Canada; J. E. Long, Health and Welfare Canada; M. C. Archer, Ontario Cancer Research Institute; C. Chappel, F. D. C. Consultants, Inc.; N. W. Choi, University of Manitoba; P. G. Scholefield, National Cancer Institute of Canada; N. P. Sen, Health and Welfare Canada; H. F. Stich, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre; D. Williams, Health and Welfare Canada) and was cosponsored by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, the University of Alberta, and the Departments of Agriculture, Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Environment, and Health and Welfare of the Canadian Federal Government.

The present report is partially based on a report prepared by the chairpersons of the meeting: M. C. Archer, Ontario Cancer Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; P. Bogovski, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Tallinn, USSR; M. Börzsönyi, National Institute of Hygiene, Budapest, Hungary; B. Challis, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom; P. Correa, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA; T. Kawabata, National Institute of Health, Tokyo, Japan; L. Keefer, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD; P. Kleihues, Universität Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany; W. Lijinsky, NCl-Frederick Cancer Research Facility, Frederick, MD; P. N. Magee, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; A. B. Miller, National Cancer Institute of Canada Epidemiology Unit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; A. E. Pegg, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre, Hershey, PA; R. Preussmann, German Cancer Research Centre, heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany; R. A. Scanlan, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; N. Sen, Health Protection Branch, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; S. R. Tannenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

The Proceedings of this meeting will be published in early 1984 as IARC Scientific Publications No. 57: N-Nitroso Compounds: Occurrence, Biological Effects and Relevance to Human Cancer, edited by I. K. O'Neill, C. T. Miller, R. C. von Borstel, J. E. Long, and H. Bartsch. The proceedings of the seventh meeting are available as IARC Scientific Publications No. 41: N-Nitroso Compounds: Occurrence and Biological Effects, edited by H. Bartsch, I. K. O'Neill, M. Castegnaro, and M. Okada. The next meeting of this series will be held in Vienna, Austria, September 1–5, 1986, following the 14th International Cancer Congress (August 21–27, 1986).

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