Archives For: 2010

OCRC Report: Occupational Cancer Research Centre stakeholder consultation

In 2009, OCRC consulted with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to identify priority areas for research.

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.

Making the link between exposure to asbestos and respiratory cancer in the clinical setting: What are the steps?

Completed. The goal of this project was to make the link between workers’ exposure to asbestos and their respiratory cancer by asking patients about their work history.

Dr. Paul Demers appointed OCRC director  

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Demers has been appointed to the position of Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and Senior Scientist at Cancer Care Ontario, effective September 1 2010. Paul will be actively involved in the development of the Centre beginning in May. Paul is currently Professor and Director of the …

Graveyard shifts may raise disease risk, studies say

Martin Mittelstaedt Globe and Mail Shift work has long been a necessary and unpleasant part of modern life, with more than a quarter of the Canadian work force estimated to be on the job during non-traditional hours in the evenings and overnight. Those working these shifts often experience disrupted sleep patterns, fatigue and other minor …

The Health Effects of Shift Work – April 12, 2010

The OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) co-hosted a symposium entitled “The Health Effects of Shift Work” on April 12, 2010. A summary report of the proceedings was compiled by the IWH. Complete presentations from the conference are found below, and more information can also be found on the IWH website.   Symposium …

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.

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

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

Occupational exposures in emergency medical service providers and knowledge of and compliance with universal precautions

Harris, S.A. and Nicolai, L.A. American Journal of Infection Control, 2010; 38(2):86-94.