Lung cancer

Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry

This study aims to create a research platform to estimate the risk of lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease among Ontario miners.

Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

Status: in progress Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and to identify the effectiveness of existing control measures that have been implemented to decrease exposure. Background: Firefighters are at risk of exposure to many different carcinogens …

Asbestos exposure in schools

The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

Strengthening occupational carcinogen surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean

This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Creation of an Ontario mining exposure database

The OCRC is creating a database of exposure measurements collected in mines in Ontario that will serve as a valuable tool for surveillance and prevention in the Ontario mining industry.

The Toronto lung cancer case-control study and SYNERGY project

The goal of this project is to examine associations between multiple occupational exposures and smoking within a Toronto-based lung cancer case-control study, and to contribute data to an international pooled case-control study.

Occupational cancer surveillance using the 1991-2006 Canadian census mortality & cancer cohort

The goal of this project is to identify occupations, industries, or exposures that lead to an increased risk of cancer, by using a database containing information from the 1991 long form census linked to the Canadian Cancer Registry data.

The human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada

This study will estimate the number of cancers and cancer deaths occurring in Canada due to occupational exposure to carcinogens, and the economic costs of these cancers.

Ontario uranium miner cohort: Linkage with national mortality and cancer incidence files

This study will update the cancer experience of an Ontario uranium miner cohort by extending follow-up over 20 years for mortality and, for the first time, examining cancer incidence.

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.