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Occupational cancer in adult New Zealanders

The aims of this project are:

  1. To obtain an overview of the importance of occupational factors for bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukaemia and lung cancer in New Zealand.
  2. To quantify the proportion of cases due to known occupational causes.
  3. To identify new occupational causes of these cancers

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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McLean D, 't Mannetje A, Dryson E, Walls C, McKenzie F, Maule M, Cheng S, Cunningham C, Kromhout H, Boffetta P, Blair A, Pearce N. Leukaemia and occupation: a New Zealand Cancer Registry-based case-control Study. Int J Epidemiol, 2009; 38(2): 594-606. link icon
Dryson E, 't Mannetje A, Walls C, McLean D, McKenzie F, Maule M, Cheng S, Cunningham C, Kromhout H, Boffetta P, Blair A, Pearce N. Case-control study of high risk occupations for bladder cancer in New Zealand. Int J Cancer, 2008; 122(6): 1340-6. link icon
't Mannetje A, Dryson E, Walls C, McLean D, McKenzie F, Maule M, Cheng S, Cunningham C, Kromhout H, Boffetta P, Blair A, Pearce N. High risk occupations for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in New Zealand: case-control study. Occup Environ Med, 2008; 65(5): 354-63. link icon
McLean D. (2016) The epidemiology of occupational cancer in New Zealand. HSANZ, Health & Safety Association NZ Conference 2016. 8 Sep. Wellington, NZ. link icon

July 2002

COLLABORATORS

  • Professor Hans Kromhout
  • IRAS, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Dr Paolo Boffetta
  • IARC, Lyon, France
  • Dr Aaron Blair
  • NCI, Washington DC, USA
  • Professor Chris Cunningham
  • Research Centre for Maori Health & Development

FUNDING

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
  • Cancer Society of New Zealand
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Lotteries Health Research