2nd AGRICOH Steering Group inaugurated

January 2016

Drs Joachim Schüz (Chair), Isabelle Baldi (Subgroup lead “Neurological”), Laura Beane Freeman (Subgroup lead “Cancer”), Jeroen Douwes, Jane Hoppin (Subgroup lead “Reproductive”), Kristina Kjærheim, Hans Kromhout (Subgroup lead “Exposure”), Pierre Lebailly, Paul Romitti (Subgroup lead “Reproductive”).

AGRICOH decided changing governance structure; elected subgroup leaders would be ex-officio steering group members, additional election of four steering group members, and replacing coordination by having chair of the steering group elected from among steering group members.

December 2015

AGRICOH thanked Dr Maria Leon-Roux for her excellent service and all outgoing steering group members and subgroup leads for their dedication to the work of the consortium.

AGRICOH Consortium meeting, held independently

November 19-20 2015
Centre Francois Baclesse, Caen, France

AGRICOH meeting held in connection with the EPICOH conference

June 24, 2014
Chicago, USA

AGRICOH meeting held in connection with the EPICOH conference

June 18, 2012
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Start of first externally funded AGRICOH project “Exposure to pesticides and risk of lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia in the AGRICOH consortium- a pooled analysis”


pooling three cohorts from France, Norway and the USA, coordinated by the IARC (PI Dr Maria Leon-Roux), funded by the “Office national de l'eau et des milieux aquatiques (ONEMA)”, France.

AGRICOH meeting held in connection with the ISEE conference at the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL)

September 12-13, 2011
Barcelona, Spain

Establishment of subgroups dealing with specific topics within AGRICOH


enhancing communication among AGRICOH members with interests in those topics; appointment of subgroup leads, Drs Laura Beane Freeman (“Cancer”), Jane Hopppin (“Respiratory”), Hans Kromhout (“Exposure”), Isabelle Baldi (“Neurological”), Marc Schenker (“Reproductive”; in 2014 subgroup lead taken over by Leslie Stayner)

Election of the 1st AGRICOH Steering Group (SG) for a term of five years (2011-2015)

December 2010

with members Drs Laura Beane Freeman, Jeroen Douwes, Jane Hoppin, Hans Kromhout, Pierre Lebailly, Karl-Christina Nordby, Marc Schenker, Joachim Schüz, and Stephen Waring; and election of the AGRICOH coordinator Dr Maria Leon-Roux (IARC)

Workshop supported by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Division of Genetics and Epidemiology, US National Cancer Institute (NCI)

October 19-20, 2010
IARC, Lyon, France

outcome of the workshop was to launch the AGRICOH consortium, to be coordinated at the IARC