|Document ID (ISN)||108252|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Investigating cancer risks related to asbestos and other occupational carcinogens
||Aug. 2007, Vol.64, No.8, p.500-501. 14 ref.
||While it is estimated that 90% of lung cancers among men and 70% among women are attributable to smoking, the rest are believed to be due to occupational factors. Occupational cancer remains a critically-important area of research, both for lung cancer and other cancers. This editorial argues that it is important to have in place the resources needed for such research. It is likely that population-based case-control studies will be the primary design used. This will require creating and maintaining a cadre of experts who can carry out the exposure assessment needed for such research.
||carcinogens; occupational diseases; asbestos; epidemiology; industrial physicians; cancer; risk factors; occupational medicine; lung diseases
||smoking; exposure evaluation; sex-linked differences; research; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)