International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Summaries & Evaluations


VOL.: 7 (1974) (p. 185)

CAS No.: 531-82-8

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

N-[4-(5-Nitro-2-furyl)-2-thiazolyl]acetamide (NFTA) is carcinogenic in mice, rats (independent of the crystalline form) and hamsters following oral administration, the only route tested. It produced generalized lymphosarcomas and forestomach tumours in mice; mainly mammary carcinomas, salivary gland carcinomas, lung carcinomas and transitional-cell carcinomas of the renal pelvis in rats; and, in hamsters, urinary bladder carcinomas and forestomach tumours. Two dogs given NFTA orally developed gall-bladder adenomas.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

No case reports or epidemiological studies were available to the Working Group.

Previous evaluation: Vol. 1 (1972)

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 67: Group 2B)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.


Last updated: 19 March 1998

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       N-[4-(5-Nitro-2-Furyl)-2-Thiazolyl]Acetamide (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 1, 1972)