Archives For: 2018


Lung cancer statistics 2017

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada. Click here to read more Estimated Canadian Lung Cancer Statistics 2017. Visit Canadian Cancer Society for more cancer information.

Investigating the Occupational Etiology of Prostate Cancer in Canadian Workers

Completed. This project is to investigate the relationship between occupation, industry, and prostate cancer risk in Canadian workers.

The Burden of Occupational Cancer: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure in Ontario

Dr. Paul Demers discussed key results from the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario report as part of the IWH Speaker Series.

30,000 toenail clippings may hold clues to prostate cancer

A collection of more than 30,000 toenail clippings from Atlantic Canadians is being conducted by the researchers to determine whether there is a correlation between exposure to toxic metals and prostate cancer. The research is led by Anil Adisesh of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and Dr. Trevor Dummer of the University of British Columbia. Click …

World Cancer Day 2018 comes in this weekend

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in the fight against cancer. There are 496 activities planned for World Cancer Day 2018 that will be on Sunday, February 4.  

IARC Monographs Volume 113: DDT, Lindane, and 2,4-D

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the IARC Monographs volume 113 on the insecticides dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane) and the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) by online. Click here to read IARC Monographs Volume 113

Canada introduces new asbestos rules

Canada is proposing to prohibit the use, sale, import, and export of asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Infographics: Controlling Diesel Particulate Matter in Workplaces

Infographics for diesel particulate matter in underground mining and on-road applications are available.