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Applying new biotechnologies to the study of occupational cancer: a NORA cancer research methods workshop.
Toraason M; Blair A; Rothman N; Ruder A; Savage RE; Schulte P; Smith MT; Ward EM; Weston A
Working Partnerships: Applying Research to Practice, NORA Symposium 2003, June 23-24, 2003, Arlington, Virginia. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Jun; :124
As high throughput technologies in genomics, transcriptnomics, and proteomics evolve, questions arise about their utility in assessing occupational cancers. To address these questions, the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) sponsored a workshop on May 8-9, 2002 in Washington D.C. The workshop brought together 80 international specialists. Their objective was to identify the means for best exploiting new technologies to enhance methods for laboratory investigation, epidemiological evaluation, risk assessment, and prevention of occupational cancer. The workshop was organized around 6 major topic areas: (1) the challenge of applying new biotechnologies to the study of occupational cancer, (2) markers of early biological effect, (3) inherited modifiers of risk, (4) applying genetic biomarkers to human studies, (5) applying new biotechnologies to the understanding and control of known or suspect occupational carcinogens, and (6) case studies on diesel exhaust, perchloroethylene, and metal working fluids.
Cancer; Epidemiology; Workshops; Carcinogens; Diesel-exhausts; Metal-workers; Solvents
DSHEFS; DART; HELD; EID
Working Partnerships: Applying Research to Practice, NORA Symposium 2003, June 23-24, 2003, Arlington, Virginia
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