Announcements


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ADAO highlights OCRC’s Occupational Lung Cancer Symposium

February 25, 2014 - 2:52 pm

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre recently organized a symposium on occupational lung cancer that was held on Monday February 24, 2014. Linda Reinstein, President of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), gave a presentation entitled Lung Cancer Research: Beyond the Bench in the 21st Century. Read Linda’s synopsis of the day on the ADAO website. …

IARC World Cancer Report 2014 – Effective prevention measures urgently needed

February 03, 2014 - 6:03 pm

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has published a report that describes many aspects of cancer research and control.

CAREX Canada joins Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences

February 03, 2014 - 5:27 pm

CAREX Canada is a national surveillance program that is developing estimates of the number of Canadians exposed to carcinogens in workplace and community environments.  CAREX Canada recently moved to Simon Fraser University from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Paul Demers, OCRC Director, is also the Scientific Director of CAREX Canada, and there are many …

IARC classifies outdoor air pollution as a human carcinogen

October 17, 2013 - 11:44 am

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized agency of the World Health Organization, has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). Particulate matter, a component of air pollution, was also classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. Both were classified based on an increased risk of lung cancer with increasing …

October is Healthy Workplace Month

October 09, 2013 - 4:34 pm

October is Canada’s Health Workplace Month. Each week features different aspects of workplace health, including safety, supportive culture, healthy bodies, and fun at home and work. For more information, visit the Healthy Workplace Month website.

Skin Cancer Prevention Act passed

October 09, 2013 - 4:26 pm

On October 9, 2013, Bill 30 was passed as the Skin Cancer Prevention Act in the Ontario Legislature. It will prohibit youth under the age of 18 from using tanning beds in Ontario. The use of tanning beds has been linked to increased risk of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. The International Agency …

Michael Sherar, President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, discusses the OCRC

May 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

On May 6, 2013, Michael Sherar, the President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, highlighted the research being done at the OCRC in his weekly blog: Occupational Cancer Research Centre Michael Sherar, President & CEO, Cancer Care Ontario May 6, 2013 We spend much of our adult waking time at work, yet the impact on …

Dr. Paul Demers awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship

May 03, 2013 - 9:50 am

The Foundation for Occupational Health & Safety (FOHS) awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship for 2013 to Dr. Paul Demers. The lecture series was established in 1999 as a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey S. Lee for his contributions to occupational health and safety. Dr. Demers presented his lecture on “Occupational Cancer: Current Knowledge and Research …

April 28th – National Day of Mourning and World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 22, 2013 - 3:27 pm

The International Labour Organization (ILO) holds the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 to promote the prevention of workplace accidents, injuries, and disease. The theme for 2013 is “The Prevention of Occupational Diseases.” To read more about the ILO World Day for Safety and Health at Work, click here. In …

50th anniversary of Silent Spring

September 10, 2012 - 4:06 pm

September 27, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. Written by Rachel Carson, this book helped to launch the environmental movement by drawing attention to the environmental and public health issues related to pesticide use.   Read about OCRC research on the health effects of pesticides: Cross-Canada study of pesticides and …

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