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OCRC Report: Assessment of safe antineoplastic drug handling practices in community pharmacies, veterinary settings and long-term care homes in Ontario

Report funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and produced in collaboration with Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and Public Services Health and Safety Association.

Video: Scientist Victoria Arrandale discusses e-waste in the The Agenda with Steve Paikin program

Our scientist Victoria Arrandale from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre of Cancer Care Ontario was interviewed about e-waste by the The Agenda with Steve Paikin program on April 19, 2018.  Dealing with the toxins, contaminants and carcinogens from recycling e-waste is a growing challenge nowadays. Visit our Investigation of exposure to flame retardants among electronic …

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses Construction Carcinogens in the The Agenda with Steve Paikin program

Dr. Paul Demers from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre of Cancer Care Ontario was interviewed by the The Agenda with Steve Paikin program on April 19, 2018. The show discussed about Construction Carcinogens such as diesel, asbestos, silica dust, wood dust, and the sun’s UV rays that are regularly being exposed by Ontario construction workers. Visit our Construction Carcinogens …

Prostate cancer surveillance by occupation and industry: the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC)

This study uses one of the largest Canadian worker cohorts to examine occupation, industry, and prostate cancer and to assess patterns of prostate cancer rates.

Controlling diesel particulate matter from on-road diesel engines

An infographic describing control strategies for diesel engine exhaust from on-road applications.

Occupational prestige, social mobility and the association with lung cancer in men

The researchers studied the association between lung cancer and the level of time-weighted average occupational social prestige as well as its lifetime trajectory by using data from the international pooled SYNERGY case-control study.

Lung Cancer Among Firefighters: Smoking-Adjusted Risk Estimates in a Pooled Analysis of Case-Control Studies

The aim of this study was to explore lung cancer risk among firefighters, with adjustment for smoking.

Lung cancer among coal miners, ore miners and quarrymen: smoking-adjusted risk estimates from the synergy pooled analysis of case-control studies

This study aimed to estimate the smoking-adjusted lung cancer risk among coal miners and compare the risk pattern with lung cancer risks among ore miners and quarrymen.

Is previous respiratory disease a risk factor for lung cancer?

Findings from this large international case-control consortium indicate that after accounting for co-occurring respiratory diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema continue to have a positive association with lung cancer.

Lung cancer risk among cooks when accounting for tobacco smoking: a pooled analysis of case-control studies from Europe, Canada, New Zealand, and China

Bigert C, Gustavsson P, Straif K, et al. Lung cancer risk among cooks when accounting for tobacco smoking: a pooled analysis of case-control studies from Europe, Canada, New Zealand, and China.

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