The Webinar on Occupational Cancer in Malaysia was organised by the University of Malaya, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia on Saturday, 30 January 2021.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and is the third leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases. Occupational cancers are cancers that are caused entirely by or strongly linked to exposure of carcinogens in the workplace. An estimated 19% of all cancers worldwide were caused by exposure to carcinogens in the workplace or the environment. Yet, awareness and knowledge on occupational cancers remain low among healthcare workers, leading to the underreporting of cases of occupational cancers. Knowledge of the barriers and facilitators faced by primary care physicians in identifying and reporting occupational cancers is thus crucial towards the implementation of strategic policies and action plan to the prevention and control of occupational cancers in the country.
- To increase the awareness among medical practitioners regarding occupational cancer and its notification.
- To discuss the issues faced by medical practitioners in identifying occupational cancer cases.
Moderator: Assoc Prof Dr Marzuki Isahak
- Occupational Cancer: Current Issues and Development, Prof Dr Victor Hoe, University of Malaya
- Occupational Carcinogen Exposure, Dr Jaseema Begum, Occupational Health Physician, Ministry of Health Malaysia.
- Lung Cancer by Dr Wong Chee Kuan, Respiratory Physician, University Malaya Medical Centre