Archives For: 2010

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

Complete. This study updated 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.

2011 Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association Conference

The 2011 Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association Conference will be held in Ottawa, ON, June 2-3, 2011. More information can be found at the conference website:

Canadian Public Health Association 2011 Annual Conference

The Canadian Public Health Association’s 2011 Annual Conference will take place in Montreal, QC, June 19-22, 2011. Please see the conference website for more details:

Research Recommendations for Selected IARC-Classified Agents

Ward EM, Schulte PA, Straif K, et al. Environmental Health Perspectives 2010:118(10);1355.

Occupational exposures increase risk of lung cancer in never-smokers

A recent study published in BMC Cancer demonstrated that exposure at work to potential cancer-causing agents is associated with increased lung cancer risk in the total population and an even higher risk amongst those who have never smoked. More specifically, never-smokers who were exposed to solvents, paints or thinners, welding equipment or smoke, soot or …

Lung cancer risk in never-smokers: a population-based case-control study of epidemiologic risk factors

Brenner, D.R., Hung, R.J., Tsao, M-S., Shepherd, F.A., Narod, S., Rubenstein, W., & McLaughlin, J.R. BMC Cancer, 2010; 10:285.

Women and minorities in occupational cancer research: An update

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

Occupational Carcinogens: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Stakeholder Perspectives

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on May 29, 2010 at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference.

Pesticides and Cancer: New Analyses of a Multi-Centre Case Control Study

Presented by Dr. Aaron Blair on May 29, 2010 at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference in Toronto.

OCRC’s stakeholder community identifies research priorities

An Ontario Cancer Fact on OCRC’s stakeholder consultation to identify research priorities.