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Articles dealing with the factors influencing the development of mesothelioma; occupational asbestos exposure is among the most common, but also genetic predisposition, smoking, and other contributing factors.

Impact of asbestos on public health: a retrospective study on a series of subjects with occupational and non-occupational exposure to asbestos during the activity of Fibronit plant (Broni, Italy).

Journal of Public Health Research 2018 December 20 [Link] Visonà SD, Villani S, Manzoni F, Chen Y, Ardissino G, Russo F, Moretti M, Javan GT, Osculati A Abstract The goal of this study is to understand more about the role of asbestos in causing human diseases, first of all mesothelioma, by investigating a large series […]

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MicroRNAs for the Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Literature Review.

Frontiers in Oncology 2018 December 21 [Link] Lo Russo G, Tessari A, Capece M, Galli G, de Braud F, Garassino MC, Palmieri D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor with a variable incidence among different countries. Occupational asbestos exposure is the most important etiological factor and a very long latency […]

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Population-Based Cohort Study on Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure in Japan.

Cancer Science 2019 January 7 [Link] Zha L, Kitamura Y, Kitamura T, Liu R, Shima M, Kurumatani N, Nakaya T, Goji J, Sobue T Abstract Occupational asbestos exposure occurs in many workplaces and is a well-known cause of mesothelioma and lung cancer. However, the association between non-occupational asbestos exposure and those diseases is not clearly […]

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Association between mesothelioma and non-occupational asbestos exposure: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Environmental Health 2018 December 19 [Link] Xu R, Barg FK, Emmett EA, Wiebe DJ, Hwang WT Abstract BACKGROUND: The risk of mesothelioma has been shown to be associated with exposure to asbestos fibers. Most of the existing literature focuses on occupational exposure; however, non-occupational asbestos exposure has also been identified as an important risk factor. […]

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Biodistribution and Tumor Uptake of 67Ga-Nimotuzumab in a Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Xenograft.

Molecules 2018 November 29 [Link] Izquierdo-Sánchez V, Muñiz-Hernández S, Vázquez-Becerra H, Pacheco-Yepez J, Romero-Piña ME, Arrieta O, Medina LA Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is the most common tumor of the pulmonary pleura. It is a rare and aggressive malignancy, generally associated with continuous occupational exposure to asbestos. Only a multimodal-approach to treatment, based on […]

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Mortality among Atomic Veterans.

International Journal of Radiation Biology 2018 December 4 [Link] Till JE, Beck HL, Boice JD, Mohler HJ, Mumma MT, Aanenson JW, Grogan HA Abstract BACKGROUND: During the Cold War the United States (U.S.) conducted 230 above-ground atmospheric nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962 at the Nevada Test Site and the Pacific Proving Grounds. These […]

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The significance of non-occupational asbestos exposure in women with mesothelioma.

Respirology Case Reports 2018 November 20 [Link] Tlotleng N, Sidwell Wilson K, Naicker N, Koegelenberg CF, Rees D, Phillips JI Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive pleural or peritoneal tumour almost always caused by exposure to asbestos fibres. Exposure to asbestos can cause malignant mesothelioma 30-40 years after exposure. A description of sources of […]

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Decrease in Intracellular Perforin Levels and IFN-γ Production in Human CD8+ T Cell Line following Long-Term Exposure to Asbestos Fibers.

Journal of Immunology Research 2018 October 23 [Link] Kumagai-Takei N1, Nishimura Y, Matsuzaki H, Lee S, Yoshitome K, Otsuki T Abstract Although the tumorigenicity of asbestos, which is thought to cause mesothelioma, has been clarified, its effect on antitumor immunity requires further investigation. We previously reported a decrease in the percentage of perforin+ cells of […]

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The role of fiber type and cumulative exposure in controlling mesothelioma risk.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2018 October 28 [Link] Langer AM, Nolan RP Abstract The acceptance of primary tumors arising on the serosal surface of body cavities and its association with asbestos exposure was established in 1960. Epidemiological studies followed in an effort to determine if all asbestos fiber types produced the same malignancy and with […]

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A Subset of Mesotheliomas With Improved Survival Occurring in Carriers of BAP1 and Other Germline Mutations.

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018 October 30 [Link] Pastorino S, Yoshikawa Y, Pass HI, Emi M, Nasu M, Pagano I, Takinishi Y, Yamamoto R, Minaai M, Hashimoto-Tamaoki T, Ohmuraya M, Goto K, Goparaju C, Sarin KY, Tanji M, Bononi A, Napolitano A, Gaudino G, Hesdorffer M, Yang Abstract PURPOSE: We hypothesized that four criteria could […]

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