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Document ID (ISN)108252
CIS number 08-581
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Siemiatycki J.
Title Investigating cancer risks related to asbestos and other occupational carcinogens
Bibliographic information Aug. 2007, Vol.64, No.8, p.500-501. 14 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; occupational diseases; asbestos; epidemiology; industrial physicians; cancer; risk factors; occupational medicine; lung diseases
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; exposure evaluation; sex-linked differences; research; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Asbestos
Epidemiology