OCRC Research Day 2011

“OCRC Research Day: Assessing the Human and Economic Burden of Occupational Cancer” took place on March 23, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. The Research Day brought together researchers, workplace stakeholders, students and those with an interest in occupational cancer. Featured presenters talked about efforts to assess the burden of workplace cancer in Alberta, the United States, the United Kingdom and globally.


OCRC Research Day Presentations

Facing the challenges of assessing the attributable risks of occupational cancer
Kyle Steenland, Professor, Emory University

Estimation of the burden of cancer in Great Britain due to occupation
Lesley Rushton, Reader, Imperial College London

The economic burden of occupational cancers in Alberta
Patrick Curley, Environmental Program Coordinator, Alberta Health Services

The effectiveness of asbestos-related interventions in reducing cancer rates: A systematic review
Karin Hohenadel, Research Associate, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Historical exposure to wood dust in Ontario from 1981 to 1996
Victoria Arrandale, Research Associate, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Mesothelioma in Ontario: Past, present and future (These slides contain unpublished material and cannot be posted. For a presentation on a similar topic, click here.)
Loraine Marrett, Senior Scientist, Occupational Cancer Research Centre and Cancer Care Ontario

Exposure to multiple pesticides and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Canadian men
Aaron Blair, Former Interim Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Priorities for occupational cancer research and prevention in Canada
Paul Demers, Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre


OCRC Research Day Handouts

OCRC Research Day Agenda

OCRC Research Day Speaker Biographies

Overview of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Burden of Occupational Cancer Backgrounder