November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 19, 2014 - 11:54 am

Read a blog post by Dr. Paul Demers about workplace exposures that can cause lung cancer.

IARC announces two upcoming meetings on the carcinogenicity of certain pesticides

October 20, 2014 - 12:17 pm

The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monograph Program evaluates the carcinogenicity of various agents to humans. IARC has announced that Meeting 112 and Meeting 113 will both evaluate the carcinogenicity of pesticides. Meeting 112 (March 2015) will evaluate some organophosphate insecticides and herbicides, while Meeting 113 (June 2015) will evaluate some organochlorine insecticides …

Staying safe in the sun

July 28, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Dr. Thomas Tenkate of Ryerson University, and Dr. Desre Kramer of OCRC teamed up to write a blog post on sun safety for Cancer Care Ontario’s internal website.

IARC Monographs Volume 110: evaluation of five chemicals

July 28, 2014 - 11:37 am

The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monograph Progam evaluates substances, agents, and exposure circumstances on their carcinogenicity to humans. IARC recently released a summary of their evaluation of five chemicals: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), dichloromethane (DCM), 1,2-dichloropropane (1,2-DCP), and 1,3-propane sultone (1,3-PS). The evaluation took place in June, 2014 in Lyon, France, and …

Asbestos in the news

June 18, 2014 - 10:06 am

The health impact of asbestos mining in Canada is highlighted in two recent media stories.

National Day of Mourning

April 23, 2014 - 2:11 pm

On Monday, April 28, 2014, the National Day of Mourning commemorated workers who have been killed, injured, or fallen sick as a result of their work. The National Day of Mourning is an annual event, and was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991. It serves as a day to remember lives lost, and …

ADAO highlights OCRC’s Occupational Lung Cancer Symposium

February 25, 2014 - 2:52 pm

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre recently organized a symposium on occupational lung cancer that was held on Monday February 24, 2014. Linda Reinstein, President of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), gave a presentation entitled Lung Cancer Research: Beyond the Bench in the 21st Century. Read Linda’s synopsis of the day on the ADAO website. …

IARC World Cancer Report 2014 – Effective prevention measures urgently needed

February 03, 2014 - 6:03 pm

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has published a report that describes many aspects of cancer research and control.

Burden study highlighted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Division

January 02, 2014 - 10:24 am

The Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Division (La Sociéte Canadienne du Cancer – Division du Québec) has highlighted the OCRC’s study on the burden of occupational cancer in the December 2013 issue of their newsletter. The article, titled “Quand le travail rend malade,” discusses the goals of the project, which is funded by a four-year, $1 million …

Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Integrated Health and Safety Strategy

December 17, 2013 - 9:55 am

Ontario’s first integrated workplace health and safety strategy was published on December 16, 2013.