Archives For: 2015

IARC evaluates the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides

Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, has been classified as Group 2A – probably carcinogenic to humans.

2015 Applied Research in Cancer Control Conference

The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) will hold their 4th annual conference May 24-25, 2015 at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec. The aim of the ARCC conference is to connect researchers and decision-makers, using health economics, services, policy and ethics research to improve cancer control and the delivery of cancer …

Canadian Cancer Society profiles mining research at OCRC

Dr. Victoria Arrandale is leading a project on exposure to carcinogens in the mining industry. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Cancer Society.

World Cancer Day 2015: Agencies call for more attention for work-related cancer

World Cancer Day was held on February 4th, 2015. The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) both marked the day by calling for more attention and better prevention of work-related cancers.  

Article: Identification of knowledge gaps regarding healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs

Dr. Chun-Yip Hon has published a review of the literature in North America versus Europe, in the journal Safety and Health at Work.