Peterborough General Electric families launch social media campaign

March 01, 2018 - 11:33 am

A new social media campaign has been launched to draw attention to the stories of families who’ve lost loved ones to cancer acquired from working at the General Electric plant in Peterborough in the 1990s. The campaign names Families in Waiting that uses both Twitter and Instagram (see @loriinwaiting). Click here to read the article.

Tribunal rules in favour of man who claims he developed cancer from radiation at work

February 23, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Michel Plante was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2014, and prostate cancer in less than a year later. He decides to take legal action because he claims he developed cancer from radiation exposure at work. His claim is backed by the labour tribunal in Quebec. Click here to read the article.

Toxic metals, prostate cancer link being researched

February 14, 2018 - 10:19 am

A new study is being conducted at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine to investigate a potential link between toxic metals such as cadmium, arsenic and prostate cancer. It is a collaboration between Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study and the University of British Columbia. Click …

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.

Infographics: Controlling Diesel Particulate Matter in Workplaces

January 04, 2018 - 10:40 am

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

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.