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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 …

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.

Asbestos and Cancer in Ontario and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Presented by Dr. Loraine Marrett on March 3, 2010 to the Asbestos Surveillance and Disease Compensation Think Tank in Toronto. This presentation provides an overview of the relationship between asbestos use and mesothelioma in Ontario, with information on workers’ compensation and asbestos. The new Occupational Cancer Research Centre is introduced along with its current and future …

The Ontario Health Study (OHS): Occupational and Environmental Research Priorities, Exposure Assessment Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities

Presented by Dr. Shelley Harris on November 9, 2009 to participants of the 2009 OCRC Research Day in Toronto

Occupational Cancer: Knowledge and Needs

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on November 4, 2009 to the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). Topics covered in this presentation include what we know about occupational cancer, the current state of occupational cancer research, important methodologic issues in occupational cancer research, and whether prevention has been successful.

Epidemiologic Studies of Cancer in Agricultural Populations

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on July 6, 2009 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in Toronto. This presentation describes cancer among farmers, agricultural exposures and the challenges of exposure assessment, and future needs for cancer studies in agricultural populations.

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