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This guide was produced by the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) library to bring together resources on cancer research that are relevant to firefighters and emergency responders. On these pages, you will find links and information available at IFSI, as well as a list of relevant IFSI library items. The tabs on this guide include links to digital resources, reports, and news articles covering cancer research in the fire service, and an overview of current studies.

About the IFSI Library

The Illinois Fire Service Institute Library contains books, codes and standards, DVDs, CDs, periodicals, manuals, e-resources, audiobooks, and other fire emergency resources, totaling over 65,000 items. We serve all first responders in the state of Illinois. Materials can be requested in person, by phone or email, or online through our catalog. You can search our catalog by title, author, keyword, subject, or publisher, and choose the formats you want to see. Enter as few or as many search terms as you would like; the more search terms you use the fewer results you'll get, but the results will be more specific. If you live in Illinois and have a public library card, we can send materials to your public library via interlibrary loan. Anyone is also welcome to visit us in person!

Fire Service Cancer Research Resources at the IFSI Library

The following articles can be accessed on-site at the IFSI Library. IFSI employees can access the articles remotely with the UIUC NET ID and password. Non-IFSI/UI employees will have to request copies of the articles via interlibrary loan from their home public library. If you have questions about accessing these articles, please contact the IFSI Library.

Firefighter perceptions of cancer risk: results of a qualitative study

  • Anderson, D. A., Harrison, T. R., Yang, F., Wendorf Muhamad, J., & Morgan, S. E. (2017). Firefighter perceptions of cancer risk: Results of a qualitative study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 60(7), 644-650. doi:10.1002/ajim.22726

517 The firefighter multicenter cancer cohort study: framework development and testing

  • Burgess J, Caban-Martinez A, Fent K, et al. (2018). 517 The firefighter multicenter cancer cohort study: framework development and testing. Occupational Environ Med 2018;75:A117.

Firefighters and Cancer: Technological Offensive illuminates the Future

  • Dittmar, M. J. (2017). Firefighters and Cancer: Technological Offensive Illuminates the Future. Fire Engineering, 170(11), 3-8.

Resilience, culture change, and cancer risk reduction in a fire rescue organization: Clean gear as the new badge of honor

  • Harrison, T., Yang, F., Anderson, D., et al. (2017). Resilience, culture change, and cancer risk reduction in a fire rescue organization: Clean gear as the new badge of honor. Journal Of Contingencies And Crisis Management25(3), 171-181. doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12182

546 Risk of prostate cancer among firefighters: a review and meta-analysis of studies published after 2007

  • Mehlum I, Johannessen H, Kjærheim K, et al. (2018). 546 Risk of prostate cancer among firefighters: a review and meta-analysis of studies published after 2007. 

1012 Opportunities for worksite-based cervical cancer screening among female firefighters

  • Solle NS, Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, et al. (2018). 1012 Opportunities for worksite-based cervical cancer screening among female firefighters. Occupational Environ Med 2018;75:A536.

Volatile Organic Compounds Off-gassing from Firefighters' Personal Protective Equipment Ensembles after Use.

  • Fent, K.W., Evans, D.E., Booher, D., Pleil, J.D., Stiegel, M.A., Horn, G.P., Dalton, J. (2015). Volatile organic compounds off-gassing from firefighters' personal protective equipment ensembles after use. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene12(6), 404-414. doi:10.1080/15459624.2015.1025135

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