By D. Krewski, D. Wigle, D. B. Clayson, G. R. Howe (auth.), Pierre Band M.D. (eds.)
The identity of occupational melanoma possibility elements and of cancer agents within the office is assuming expanding import ance in melanoma epidemiology. This e-book, which incorporates the court cases of a symposium held in Vancouver in June 1988, combines overviews by means of specialists on significant subject matters and methodologic problems with extensive curiosity in occupational melanoma epidemiology. one of the former are cutting-edge studies emphasizing fresh info and new and leading edge analytic ways. The important issues contain dialogue of melanoma hazards from publicity to complicated natural combos, asbestos and man-made fibers, herbicides, radon, and electromagnetic fields. threat overview, publicity evaluate, and research of occupa tional cohort reviews are examples of the methodologic concerns addressed. This publication presents easy info and opens views on new parts of analysis. In organizing our symposium we have been significantly assisted by way of Betty Fata and Kim Rust of Venue West convention Ltd. We savour the monetary aid bought from the subsequent: melanoma keep watch over service provider of British Columbia Alcan Aluminium Ltd. nationwide healthiness examine & improvement application staff' reimbursement Board of British Columbia Purdue Frederick Inc. Rhone-Poulenc Pharma Inc. London medications Ltd. Ciba-Geigy Canada Ltd. Bristol-Myers Pharmaceutical team Schering Canada Inc. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Sterling Drug Ltd. Parke-Davis Canada Inc. Beecham Laboratories Pfizer Canada Inc. Roussel Canada Inc.
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Death certificates) to obtain and analyse job titles and more recently there have been suggestions that job-exposure matrices (JEMs) could provide additional useful information for job title studies. In the hope of providing guidance as to the relative merits of alternative approaches to exposure data collection in case-control studies of occupation and cancer, we carried out a special series of analyses within our data set (Siemiatycki et al. 1989b). In addition to our own data collection approach, an interview plus a chemist-hygienist evaluation, there were four other strategies which we were able to evaluate: (a) an interview to obtain and analyse job titles only, (b) an interview to obtain job titles supplemented by a JEM applied to the job titles to obtain substance exposures, (c) abstraction of routine records to obtain job titles, and (d) abstraction of job titles from routine records supplemented by a JEM to obtain substance exposures.