Curated Journal Articles on Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma in Russia: systematic review of 3576 published cases from occupational medicine viewpoint

Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaia Ekologiia. 2008;(3):15-21. [Link]


The article deals with results of systematic review of 3576 cases of mesothelioma varying in location, published over 126 years (1881-2006) in Russian. Findings are that asbestos and especially chrysotile-asbestos is not a leading and even obligate etiologic factor. The disease is polyetiologic. To restore social justice in relation to mesothelioma patients, scientists should design an algorithm connecting the disease with occupation, create national cancer register for mesothelioma, study prevalence of the disease in separate regions and in the whole country.

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