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WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series Occupational and Environmental Risk Factors for Cancer and the way forward

The WSH institute organised a lunchtime talk on occupational cancers on 27 November 2014. More than 130 participants attended, with about half from the healthcare sector.

The first speaker was Dr. Kurt Straif, who heads the Monographs section of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organisation. He provided the participants with an overview of the work of the IARC in evaluating occupational and environmental risk factors for cancer and the evidence for some of the carcinogens1.

He was followed by Dr. Lesley Rushton, Reader in Occupational Epidemiology at Imperial College London. She presented the key results from a study2 which estimated the current and future burden of occupational cancers in Britain and proposed strategies to reduce the future burden.

Click here for a copy of Dr. Kurt Straif’s presentation.

Click here for a copy of Dr. Lesley Rushton’s presentation.

Click here for the details of the talk.

1 IARC’s list of carcinogens

2 The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain