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NAACCR Talk: Utility, Strengths, and Limitations of Cancer Registry Data for Firefighter Cancer Research

  • 1.  NAACCR Talk: Utility, Strengths, and Limitations of Cancer Registry Data for Firefighter Cancer Research

    NAACCR STAFF
    Posted 27 days ago

    Join us on September 9, 2020 from 2-3:30pm ET for a NAACCR Talk "Utility, Strengths, and Limitations of Cancer Registry Data for Firefighter Cancer Research"

     

    Registration is free at:

    https://naaccr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JhUd4BzOTwu7auf0RVR8nw

    CE: N/A

     

    Research has demonstrated that firefighters are routinely exposed to many known and suspected human carcinogens including brominated flame retardants, PAHs, VOCs, benzene, asbestos and PFAS. While there is strong evidence that firefighters have higher risk for certain types of cancer compared to the general population, many details about cancer risk and risk factors remain poorly understood and subgroups of firefighters; including women, minorities, and volunteers, are understudied.

    Evidence for excess risk of cancer comes largely from historical cohort studies with limited exposure information and often lack data on important potential confounding factors, such as smoking and alcohol use. And because the cohorts are identified mainly through employment related records, these studies may be susceptible to downward bias from healthy worker effects. These studies also e exclude the majority of firefighters, who are volunteer not career firefighters.  

    The aims of this session are to understand best practices for use of cancer registry data to this field of study, describe data access challenges and approaches, address approaches to improve exposure assessment and minimize impact of healthy worker effects, as well as become familiar with the development of the new National Firefighter Registry that aims to address the above gaps in information on understudied subgroups, such as woman and minorities, as well as volunteer and wildfire firefighters.



    Presenters:

    The National Firefighter Registry: Design and opportunities for collaboration with cancer registries

    Miriam Siegel, DRPH, MPH; Center for Disease Control and Prevention

     

    Cancer Rates among World Trade Center-Exposed Firefighters

    Rachel Zeig-Owens, DrPH, MPH; Fire Department of the City of New York; Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Preliminary Cancer Findings from the Career Firefighter Health Study

    Ankura Singh, MPH; Fire Department of the City of New York

     

    Utility, strengths, and limitations of cancer registry data for firefighter cancer research

    David Lee, PhD, CTR; Florida Cancer Data System

     

    Selection and analysis issues associated with linking pension data to cancer registries for the estimation of cancer incidence in firefighters

    Gerald Harris, New Jersey State Cancer Registry

     

     

    Angela Martin

    Training Specialist/Project Coordinator

    NAACCR, Inc.

    Phone: 217-698-0800 ext. 9

    Email: amartin@naaccr.org

    Website: naaccr.org