Institution at which the work was performed: Occupational Cancer Research Centre.
Recent trends in published occupational cancer epidemiology research: Results from a comprehensive review of the literature
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 57, Issue 3, pages 259–264, March 2014
How to Cite
Raj, P., Hohenadel, K., Demers, P. A., Zahm, S. H. and Blair, A. (2014), Recent trends in published occupational cancer epidemiology research: Results from a comprehensive review of the literature. Am. J. Ind. Med., 57: 259–264. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22280
Disclosure Statement: The authors report no conflicts of interests.
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 OCT 2013
- literature review;
To assess trends in occupational cancer epidemiology research through a literature review of occupational health and epidemiology journals.
Fifteen journals were reviewed from 1991 to 2009, and characteristics of articles that assessed the risk of cancer associated with an occupation, industry, or occupational exposure, were incorporated into a database.
The number of occupational cancer epidemiology articles published annually declined in recent years (2003 onwards) in the journals reviewed. The number of articles presenting dose–response analyses increased over the review period, from 29% in the first 4 years of review to 49% in the last 4 years.
There has been a decrease in the number of occupational cancer epidemiology articles published annually during the review period. The results of these articles help determine the carcinogenicity of workplace exposures and permissible exposure limits, both of which may be hindered with a decline in research. Am. J. Ind. Med. 57:259–264, 2014. © 2013 The Authors. American Journal of Industrial Medicine Published byWiley Periodicals, Inc.