lung cancer


OCRC Report: Assessment of diesel exhaust exposure in municipal fire halls in Ontario

This report, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, summarizes the diesel exhaust exposure levels assessed in 12 fire halls in Ontario.

Lung cancer risk among bricklayers in a pooled analysis of case-control studies

The researchers examined lung cancer risk among bricklayers within SYNERGY, a large international pooled analysis of case-control studies on lung cancer and the joint effects of occupational carcinogens.

Effect modification of the association of cumulative exposure and cancer risk by intensity of exposure and time since exposure cessation: a flexible method applied to cigarette smoking and lung cancer in the SYNERGY Study

To assess the independent effects of duration and intensity of exposure on cancer risk, the researchers explored effect modification of the association of cumulative exposure and cancer risk by intensity of exposure.

Welding and lung cancer in a pooled analysis of case-control studies

The SYNERGY project database was used to assess welding as a risk factor for developing lung cancer.

Recent trends in the industrial use and emission of known and suspected carcinogens in Ontario, Canada

Slavik CE, Kalenge S, Demers PA. Recent trends in the industrial use and emission of known and suspected carcinogens in Ontario, Canada. Reviews on Environmental Health 2017 Sept.

Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario

In progress. This project is to examine lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease risk among registrants in the Ontario Asbestos Workers Register (AWR).

The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure

Tompa E, Kalcevich C, McLeod C, Lebeau M, Song C, McLeod K, Kim J, Demers PA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017.

Asbestos exposure in schools

Completed. The goal of the study was to assess custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos through an online survey.

Occupational exposure to silica and lung cancer: pooled analysis of two case-control studies in Montreal, Canada

Vida, S., Pintos, J., Parent, M.-E., Lavoue, J., Siemiatycki, J. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2010; 19(6):1602-1611.

Exposures in painting-related occupations and risk of lung cancer among men: results from two case-control studies in Montreal

Ramanakumar, A.V., Parent, M.-E., Richardson, L., Siemiatycki, J. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 68(1):44-51.