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Lung cancer statistics 2017

February 08, 2018 - 10:19 am

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.

30,000 toenail clippings may hold clues to prostate cancer

January 31, 2018 - 2:20 pm

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

January 31, 2018 - 12:43 pm

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.  

Canada introduces new asbestos rules

January 29, 2018 - 10:57 am

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

Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario

September 28, 2017 - 4:11 pm

A report titled Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure was released on October 4, 2017. This report focuses on the most common carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces and their contribution to cancer.

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

September 15, 2017 - 3:37 pm

Work-related asbestos exposure resulted in approximately $2.35 billion in costs for newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in 2011.

National Day of Mourning – April 28th

April 27, 2017 - 1:34 pm

The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have lost their lives, been injured or suffered illness as a result of their work.

Government of Canada to ban asbestos

December 15, 2016 - 9:20 am

On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.

IARC Monograph 117: Carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and some related compounds

October 24, 2016 - 10:37 am

Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

OCRC designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

August 08, 2016 - 10:11 am

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) as a Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Cancer. This designation is the result of a long-standing partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the Americas regional office of the WHO, on occupational cancer research and prevention …