Archives For: 2012


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Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses shiftwork as a probable human carcinogen

Dr. Paul Demers was interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter TV on the link between shiftwork and cancer. To read more about shiftwork, health effects, and interventions, view our shiftwork project page.  

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses occupational cancer

Dr. Paul Demers was interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter TV about current research in the field of occupational cancer. He discusses agents in the workplace that are known to cause cancer, and where the gaps in our knowledge currently lie.  

New study examines the risk of breast cancer with potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormones in the body.  This is important because changing hormone levels can impact the risk of breast cancer as well as other diseases.  A new study, conducted in Ontario, was recently published that examines the risk of breast cancer in industries with potential exposure to EDCs. Link to the …

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

RSIC is dedicated to prevention of cancers resulting from exposure to radiation.

OCRC receives funding from the Canadian Cancer Society to study the burden of occupational cancer

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre will lead a Canada-wide study investigating the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to carcinogens. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, the study will focus on 44 known or suspected carcinogens, and their links to many different types of cancer. To read more about the study and its potential …

Webinar: Synopsis of the Shiftwork Interventions Symposium

The OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health hosted a symposium about workplace practices to mitigate the health effects of shiftwork on November 6, 2012. The goal of this symposium was to extend previous discussions of injuries and illness related to shiftwork, to promising interventions for prevention.  Dr. Paul Demers gave a synopsis of …

Presentation on healthcare workers and the risk of exposure to antineoplastic drugs

Antineoplastic drugs are used to treat a variety of cancers, but many of these agents have been classified as Group 1 carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Dr. Chun-Yip Hon gave a presentation on November 14, 2012, on the risk of exposure to antineoplastic agents for healthcare workers as part of the …

Canada needs public registry of buildings containing asbestos

Canadian Cancer Society (National Office) – Thursday October 18, 2012   The majority of Canadians – 82% – are sending a clear message that a public registry of buildings containing asbestos, including private homes, is important and 78% say it’s the responsibility of the federal government to create one, according to poll results released today …

Asbestos products still being imported to Ontario

Marco Chown Oved Toronto Star – Monday September 24, 2012   Despite recent announcements in Ottawa and Quebec that suggest asbestos will soon be a thing of the past, products made of the cancer-causing mineral are still being imported and used in Ontario today. While the carcinogenic insulation is now being removed from buildings across …

Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference

The 2013 CSEB Conference will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 24-27, 2013. For more information, visit the CSEB website.

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