Archives For: 2010


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Lung cancer risk in never-smokers: a population-based case-control study of epidemiologic risk factors

Brenner, D.R., Hung, R.J., Tsao, M-S., Shepherd, F.A., Narod, S., Rubenstein, W., & McLaughlin, J.R. Lung cancer risk in never-smokers: a population-based case-control study of epidemiologic risk factors. BMC Cancer, 2010; 10:285. BACKGROUND: We conducted a case-control study in the greater Toronto area to evaluate potential lung cancer risk factors including environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) …

Women and minorities in occupational cancer research: An update

To determine trends in occupational cancer research, such as the inclusion and analysis of women and minorities, over the past two decades.

Occupational Carcinogens: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Stakeholder Perspectives

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on May 29, 2010 as part of OCRC’s symposium entitled, “Carcinogens in the Ontario Workplace: Work of the new OCRC” at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference in Toronto. This presentation describes our current understanding of workplace carcinogens, identifies knowledge gaps, and characterizes the needs of …

Pesticides and Cancer: New Analyses of a Multi-Centre Case Control Study

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on May 29, 2010 as part of OCRC’s symposium entitled, “Carcinogens in the Ontario Workplace: Work of the new OCRC” at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference in Toronto. This presentation provides an overview of the current weight of evidence on the carcinogenicity of several common-use pesticides. Preliminary …

OCRC’s stakeholder community identifies research priorities

A fact sheet on OCRC’s stakeholder consultation to identify research priorities.

OCRC Report: Occupational Cancer Research Centre stakeholder consultation

OCRC consulted with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to identify priority areas for research.

Continued rise in new cases of mesothelioma

An Ontario Cancer Fact on the number of mesothelioma cases diagnosed among Ontario men between 1980 and 2006.

Poster: Scientific context, needs and priorities in occupational cancer

The OCRC research poster summarizes the need for a research centre dedicated to the prevention of occupational cancer through the identification and elimination of workplace carcinogens. The poster provides a brief summary of where we are now regarding the state of occupational cancer research and identifies the priorities of the centre in this context.

Making the link between exposure to asbestos and respiratory cancer in the clinical setting: What are the steps?

The goal of this project is to make the link between workers’ exposure to asbestos and their respiratory cancer by asking patients about their work history.

Practicum students recruited to OCRC

OCRC continues to recruit students to work on several occupational cancer research projects. In the spring/summer of 2011, several practicum students started working at OCRC, including Jill Hardt and Garthika Navaranjan, both from the M.P.H. in Epidemiology program at the University of Toronto. Jill is working on an occupational cancer surveillance project using the 1991-2006 …

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