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Exposure to crystalline silica in Canadian workplaces and the risk of kidney cancer
  1. Cheryl E Peters1,2,3,
  2. Laura Bogaert4,5,
  3. Lidija Latifovic4,6,
  4. Linda Kachuri7,
  5. Shelley A Harris4,8,
  6. Marie-Elise Parent9,
  7. Paul J Villeneuve3
  8. Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Group
    1. 1 Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    2. 2 Community Health Sciences and Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    3. 3 Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    4. 4 Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    5. 5 Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    6. 6 Prevention, Screening & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    7. 7 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    8. 8 Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    9. 9 INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Laval, Quebec, Canada
    1. Correspondence to Dr Cheryl E Peters, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C3, Canada; cheryl.peters{at}albertahealthservices.ca

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    • Collaborators Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Group: The Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Research Group comprised a principal investigator from some of the provincial cancer registries involved in the National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System: Farah McCrate, Eastern Health, Newfoundland; Ron Dewar, Nova Scotia Cancer Registry; Nancy Kreiger, Cancer Care Ontario; Donna Turner, Cancer Care Manitoba.

    • Contributors CEP led the analysis and writing of the paper (lead author). PJV was the PI of the study and generated the idea for the study, developed the analysis plan, and contributed to the editing and revision of the manuscript. M-ÉP and SAH were co-investigators on the grant and contributed to the idea for the study, the analysis plan, and editing and revision of the manuscript. LL and LK provided data cleaning and analysis support and helped with writing, editing and revision of the manuscript. LB worked on the data cleaning and analysis for the study, and contributed to writing, editing and revision of the manuscript.

    • Funding This study was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. CEP was supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Patient consent for publication Not required.

    • Ethics approval Carleton University Research Ethics Board.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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    • Collaborators Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Group: The Canadian Cancer Registries Epidemiology Research Group comprised a principal investigator from some of the provincial cancer registries involved in the National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System: Farah McCrate, Eastern Health, Newfoundland; Ron Dewar, Nova Scotia Cancer Registry; Nancy Kreiger, Cancer Care Ontario; Donna Turner, Cancer Care Manitoba.

    • Contributors CEP led the analysis and writing of the paper (lead author). PJV was the PI of the study and generated the idea for the study, developed the analysis plan, and contributed to the editing and revision of the manuscript. M-ÉP and SAH were co-investigators on the grant and contributed to the idea for the study, the analysis plan, and editing and revision of the manuscript. LL and LK provided data cleaning and analysis support and helped with writing, editing and revision of the manuscript. LB worked on the data cleaning and analysis for the study, and contributed to writing, editing and revision of the manuscript.

    • Funding This study was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. CEP was supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Patient consent for publication Not required.

    • Ethics approval Carleton University Research Ethics Board.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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