Applying new biotechnologies to the study of occupational cancer - A workshop summary

Mark Toraason, Richard Albertini, Steven Bayard, William Bigbee, Aaron Blair, Paolo Boffetta, Stefano Bonassi, Steven Chanock, David Christiani, David Eastmond, Samuel Hanash, Carol Henry, Fred Kadlubar, Frank Mirer, Daniel Nebert, Stephen Rapport, Kathleen Rest, Nathaniel Rothman, Avima Ruder, Russell SavagePaul Schulte, Jack Siemiatycki, Peter Shields, Martyn Smith, Paige Tolbert, Roel Vermuelen, Paolo Vineis, Sholom Wacholder, Elizabeth Ward, Michael Waters, Ainsley Weston

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As high-throughput technologies in genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics evolve, questions arise about their use in the assessment of occupational cancers. To address these questions, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the American Chemistry Council sponsored a workshop 8-9 May 2002 in Washington, DC. The workshop brought together 80 international specialists whose objective was to identify the means for best exploiting new technologies to enhance methods for laboratory investigation, epidemiologic evaluation, risk assessment, and prevention of occupational cancer. The workshop focused on identifying and interpreting markers for early biologic effect and inherited modifiers of risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


  • Biomarkers
  • Chemical exposure
  • Epidemiology
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Genomics
  • Occupational cancer
  • Polymorphisms
  • Proteomics
  • Risk assessment
  • Toxicogenomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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