Archives For: 2012

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses shiftwork as a probable human carcinogen

Dr. Paul Demers was interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter TV on the link between shiftwork and cancer. To read more about shiftwork, health effects, and interventions, view our shiftwork project page.  

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses occupational cancer

Dr. Paul Demers was interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter TV about current research in the field of occupational cancer. He discusses agents in the workplace that are known to cause cancer, and where the gaps in our knowledge currently lie.  

New study examines the risk of breast cancer with potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormones in the body.  This is important because changing hormone levels can impact the risk of breast cancer as well as other diseases.  A new study, conducted in Ontario, was recently published that examines the risk of breast cancer in industries with potential exposure to EDCs. Link to the …

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

RSIC is dedicated to prevention of cancers resulting from exposure to radiation.

OCRC receives funding from the Canadian Cancer Society to study the burden of occupational cancer

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre will lead a Canada-wide study investigating the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to carcinogens. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, the study will focus on 44 known or suspected carcinogens, and their links to many different types of cancer. To read more about the study and its potential …

Canada needs public registry of buildings containing asbestos

Canadian Cancer Society (National Office) – Thursday October 18, 2012   The majority of Canadians – 82% – are sending a clear message that a public registry of buildings containing asbestos, including private homes, is important and 78% say it’s the responsibility of the federal government to create one, according to poll results released today …

About the OCRC

The OCRC has produced a report on the centre and its research over the first few years.

Asbestos products still being imported to Ontario

Marco Chown Oved Toronto Star – Monday September 24, 2012   Despite recent announcements in Ottawa and Quebec that suggest asbestos will soon be a thing of the past, products made of the cancer-causing mineral are still being imported and used in Ontario today. While the carcinogenic insulation is now being removed from buildings across …

Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference

The 2013 CSEB Conference will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 24-27, 2013. For more information, visit the CSEB website.

23rd Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health

EPICOH 2013 will be held on June 18-21 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The theme of this year’s conference is improving the impact of our work in order to decrease the burden of disease and injury due to existing and emerging occupational exposures. The deadline for abstract submission is November 21, 2012. For more information on …