Research


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Shiftwork in Canadian industries: A probable cancer risk factor

Our goal is to raise awareness of shiftwork as a probable cancer risk factor, and identify practical interventions that can be used in workplaces to reduce the negative health effects of shiftwork.

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.

Surveillance of occupational cancer risks through linkage of WSIB claims to the Ontario Cancer Registry

The goal of this project is to develop a new way to monitor and measure workplace risk factors for cancer, by linking occupation and industry data to the Ontario Cancer registry via records of WSIB claims.

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.

Cross-Canada study of pesticides and select cancers: New analyses

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of exposure to multiple pesticides on cancer risk using a Canadian population-based case-control dataset.

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.

Systematic review of occupational cancer prevention efforts

To summarize existing evidence on the effectiveness of occupational cancer prevention efforts, such as substance bans, reductions and substitutions, and the use of personal protective equipment.

Women and minorities in occupational cancer research: An update

To determine trends in occupational cancer research, such as the inclusion and analysis of women and minorities, over the past two decades.

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.

Occupational exposure to diesel and gasoline engine emissions and the incidence of colorectal and bladder cancer in Canadian men

This study examined whether workplace exposures to diesel and gasoline emissions increase the risk of developing colorectal and bladder cancer.

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