Environment and cancer

The Cancer-Smart Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention

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English
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Online
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Toxic Free Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A free 24-page downloadable guide to peer-reviewed research on breast cancer prevention.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-9735886-5-1

Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: A Canadian case control study

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English
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Online
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James Brophy
Margaret Keith
Andrew Watterson
Robert Park
Michael Gilbertson
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Matthias Beck
Hakam Abu-Zahra
Kenneth Schneider
Abraham Reinhartz
Robert DeMatteo
Isaac Luginaah
Edition: 
11:87 (doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-87)
Publisher: 
Environmental Health
Publication Date: 
November 19, 2012

Reports on a study seeking to contribute to a better understanding of cancer causation, particularly for work-related breast cancer. Found a statistically significant association of breast cancer risk with work in jobs classified as highly-exposed; 10 years of work in such jobs was estimated to increase breast cancer risk by 42 percent. For many specific sectors, with small numbers of women workers, there were too few people to show significant results, but for work in agriculture, metal-related manufacturing, automotive plastics, food canning operations, bars and casino work, statistically significant excesses were observed.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 1476-069X
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Summary prepared by Ellen Sweeney, National Network on Environments and Women’s Health in collaboration with the Canadian Women’s Health Network, November 2012.

CAREX Canada

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research

A national surveillance project that estimates the number of Canadians exposed to substances associated with cancer in the workplace and community environments. These estimates provide significant support for targeting exposure reduction strategies and cancer prevention programs.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 827-5622
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-855-827-5622
Street Address: 
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Addt'l Street Address: 
2206 East Mall
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6T 1Z3
Country: 
Canada

Alliance for Cancer Prevention

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

A multi-stakeholder group in the UK working together on cancer prevention. Members campaign on issues to ensure that the cancer establishment acknowledges the environmental and occupational risk factors for preventable cancers.

Primary Telephone: 
07960033687
Email Address: 
info@allianceforcancerprevention.org.uk
Country: 
United Kingdom

What do we mean by "trauma-informed"? (webinar)

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Dr. Vivian Brown
Margaret Bryans
Stephanie Capyk
Lynda Dechief
Arlene Haché
Dr. Robin Mason
Nancy Poole
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Features a discussion between six researchers and/or service providers across Canada and the U.S. who work with women in the areas of mental health, substance use and trauma/violence. Following the initial presentations, participants asked questions and heard these questions discussed in a real-time, round-table format.

This webinar is part of the larger project "Assisting Women with Mental Health, Substance Use and Trauma-Related Concerns with Trauma-Informed Approaches" and follows an earlier webinar featuring Dr. Vivian Brown and Dr. Laurie Drabble.

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Available online.
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Includes video of the webinar and Powerpoint slides.
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