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Phlebotomy as a preventive measure for crocidolite-induced mesothelioma in male rats

Cancer Science 2017 November 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Ohara Y, Chew SH, Shibata T, Okazaki Y, Yamashita K, Toyokuni S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare but socially important neoplasm due to its association with asbestos exposure. While MM is difficult to diagnose at an early stage, there are no particularly effective […]

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Patterns of care and survival among patients with malignant mesothelioma in the United States

Lung Cancer 2017 October [Epub 2017 August 10] [Link] Enewold L, Sharon E, Thomas A Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is a rare malignancy that is associated with poor survival. This study aimed to describe the patterns of care and subsequent survival among malignant mesothelioma patients in the United States, while adjusting for patient demographics and comorbidities. […]

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Efficacy of Cell-Free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy for Palliative Care in a Patient with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Case Report

Journal of Nippon Medical School 2017 [Link] Hisakane K, Ohmatsu H, Umemura S, Kirita K, Matsumoto S, Yoh K, Niho S, Goto K Abstract Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is recognized as a useful treatment to improve the symptoms caused by refractory ascites. Recently, a few clinical studies have reported the effects of […]

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The effects of improving the mesothelioma surveillance network on sensitivity, timeliness in reporting and asbestos exposure assessment.

La Medicina del lavoro 2017 October [Link] Mangone L, Di Felice E, Storchi C, Romanelli A, Broccoli S, Vicentini M, Giorgi Rossi P Abstract BACKGROUND: In Italy, Mesothelioma Registries (MRs) have been established by law for the epidemiological surveillance of occupational cancers. MRs collect information about asbestos exposure of incident cases, through interviews. In the […]

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A Case Report of Primary Pericardial Malignant Mesothelioma Treated with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin.

Journal of Korean Medical Science 2017 November [Link] Kim JS, Lim SY, Hwang J, Kang EJ, Choi YJ Abstract Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma (PPM) is a very rare malignancy, with an incidence of less than 0.002% and represents less than 5% of all mesotheliomas. The cause of pericardial mesothelioma is uncertain that differ from pleural […]

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Estimation of the global burden of mesothelioma deaths from incomplete national mortality data

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Odgerel CO, Takahashi K, Sorahan T, Driscoll T, Fitzmaurice C, Yoko-O M, Sawanyawisuth K, Furuya S, Tanaka F, Horie S, Zandwijk NV, Takala J Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is increasingly recognised as a global health issue and the assessment of its global burden is warranted. […]

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Ambient Asbestos Fiber Concentrations and Long-Term Trends in Pleural Mesothelioma Incidence between Urban and Rural Areas in the United States (1973-2012)

Risk Analysis 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Glynn ME, Keeton KA, Gaffney SH, Sahmel J Abstract Over the past 40 years, measured ambient asbestos concentrations in the United States have been higher in urban versus rural areas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether variations in ambient asbestos concentrations have influenced […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Marked Lymphatic Involvement: A Report of Two Autopsy Cases

Case Reports in Oncological Medicine 2017 [Epub 2017 May 29] [Link] Ideguchi R, Ashizawa K, Akashi S, Shindo M, Minami K, Fukuda T, Irie J, Fukuda M, Uetani M Abstract We herein report two cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with marked lymphangiosis. The patients included a 68-year-old man and a 67-year-old man who both had […]

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Mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after exposure – Evidence from long-term epidemiological observation

Lung Cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2017 June [Epub 2017 March 27] [Link] Świątkowska B, Szeszenia-Dąbrowska N Abstract BACKGROUND: Because asbestos dust is considered one of the most dangerous types of dust for people’s health, issues related to the effects of asbestos exposure still remain questions about the role of cessation of exposure. OBJECTIVES: The aim of […]

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Multiple malignant epithelioid mesotheliomas of the liver and greater omentum: a case report and review of the literature

Surgical Case Reports [Epub May 10] [Link] Minami K, Okumura H, Hiwatashi K, Matsukita S, Setoyama T, Minamimagari K, Tsuruta Y, Kanetsuki I, Ogura Y, Maenohara S, Natsugoe S Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the […]

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