Varyvonchyk D. V.
SI «Institute for Occupational Health of NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv
Introduction. The problem of occupational cancer has been insufficiently studied in Ukraine, causing the need to conduct a number of scientific studies in this respect.
Purpose. To ground the results of work, performed over the last ten years in the Institute for Occupational Health, regarding preventing occupational cancer in Ukraine.
Materials. A systemic analysis has been made and the results of scientific studies, concerning problems of the cancer hazard and preventing occupational cancer, are summarized.
Results. A number of scientific and research studies (including those concerning defending dissertations), related to problems of occupational cancer has been conducted, in particular: (1) studying epidemiology and clinical peculiarities of occupational cancer; (2) assessment of the cancer hazard and risks for different branches of economic activity, including production of metallic acidic azo dyes (ryazolines), use of chrisotile asbestos in industry, exposure to natural solar ultraviolet radiation at workplace; medical workers;(3) studying work-related cancer of bronchi and lungs and its etiological relation on pneumoconiosis, relation of malignant mesothelioma on exposure to asbestos; (4) scientific grounding of the system of actions on prevention of occupational cancer. The above-mentioned was the basis for development of the national system on occupational cancer prevention in Ukraine.
Keywords: cancer hazard, occupational cancer, epidemiology, prevention