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The 2017 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2017) is being held in Montpellier, France, 26-30 June.  GCC2017 will include keynotes and accepted talks, poster sessions, demos, birds-of-a-feather meetups, exhibitors, and plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be three days of pre-conference activities, including hackathons and training. If you work in data-intensive biomedical research, there is no better place than GCC2017 to present your work and to learn from others.
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Friday, June 30 • 15:20 - 16:35
P26: The Burden of Occupational Cancer in Korea

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Mia Son 1

1 Department of preventive medicine, School of Medicine, Kangwon National university

1. Objectives: to produce an estimate of the current burden of occupational cancer for Korea.

2. Methods: The carcinogenic agents were identified for each cancer as those classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as Group 1 carcinogens. Estimates of relative risks of occupational carcinogens for each cancer are obtained from a search of the literatures from Asian studies, using meta analysis. Estimation of the proportion of the population exposed to each carcinogen was calculated, after then the Attributable Fraction(%) for each cancer for the target year i.e. 2007 was calculated.

3. Results: Among total cancer deaths, 7.62% (5115) cancer deaths were attributable for IARC Group 1 of carcinogenicity in humans (men, 10.32% (4387); women, 2.96% (728)) and 6572 (4.22%) cancer incidences (men, 6.81% (n=5590); women, 1.33% (n=982)) for Group 1 of carcinogenicity in humans in 2007. Asbestos contributed to the largest numbers of deaths and incidences, followed by silica, PAHs, diesel engine exhaust, radiation, chrome and mineral oils.

4. Discussions: The numbers of deaths and incidences due to past high occupational exposures will continue to be substantial in the near future, particularly asbestos-related cancers.


Mia Son

Kangwon National University (KNU)
Department of preventive medicine, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University (KNU)

Friday June 30, 2017 15:20 - 16:35
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