Lung cancer


Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

Complete. The findings from this study improve our understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and the effectiveness of existing control measures.

Asbestos exposure in schools

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

Strengthening occupational carcinogen surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dormant. This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Toronto lung cancer case-control study and SYNERGY project

Completed. The goal of this project was to examine associations between multiple occupational exposures and smoking within a Toronto-based lung cancer case-control study, and to contribute data to an international pooled case-control study.

Occupational cancer surveillance using the 1991-2006 Canadian census mortality & cancer cohort

Completed. The goal of this project is to identify occupations, industries, or exposures that lead to an increased risk of cancer, by using a database containing information from the 1991 long form census linked to the Canadian Cancer Registry data.

The human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada

Complete. This study estimated the number of cancers and cancer deaths occurring in Canada due to workplace exposure to carcinogens, and the economic costs of these cancers.

Ontario uranium miner cohort: Linkage with national mortality and cancer incidence files

Complete. This study updated the cancer experience of an Ontario uranium miner cohort by extending follow-up over 20 years for mortality and, for the first time, examining cancer incidence.

Making the link between exposure to asbestos and respiratory cancer in the clinical setting: What are the steps?

Completed. The goal of this project was to make the link between workers’ exposure to asbestos and their respiratory cancer by asking patients about their work history.