Burden of Occupational Cancer: Project Update

A two-day working meeting of the burden investigators was held in Toronto on July 29-30, 2013. This was the first project meeting with investigators from each of the four project components in attendance. Our study involves researchers from across Canada (Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) and from the UK, with expertise in epidemiology, exposure assessment, health economics, and knowledge translation.

The team from OCRC led the discussions on selecting the relative risks for the following occupational carcinogens and their associated cancer sites: diesel engine exhaust, trichloroethylene, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, silica, wood dust, benzene, polychlorinated biphenyls, formaldehyde, acid mists, and shiftwork. Strategies for assessing exposure were also discussed, as well as methods for an economic analysis of the results for more widespread and effective dissemination of the results.

Read more about our Burden of Occupational Cancer project here.