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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.

Cytological Profile of a Case of Malignant Mesothelioma of Pleura with Supraclavicular Lymph Node Metastasis

Journal of Cytology 2017 October-December [Link] Priya PV, Deepa S, Jayalakshmy PL Abstract Malignant mesothelioma of pleura is a locally aggressive rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells, which produces distant metastasis in advanced stages of its course. It is exceptional for patients to present with metastasis prior to the detection of primary tumor in the pleura. […]

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A 30-year mortality and respiratory morbidity study of refractory ceramic fiber workers

Inhalation Toxicology 2017 August [Link] LeMasters G, Lockey JE, Hilbert TJ, Levin LS, Burkle JW, Shipley R, Perme C, Meyer CA, Rice CH Abstract AIM: Report mortality (n = 1119), cancer incidence (n = 1207) and radiographic (n = 1451) findings from a 30-year investigation of current and former refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) workers. METHODS: Cause of death, health and work […]

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Epidemiology of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: A population-based study

Cancer Epidemiology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Salo SAS, Ilonen I, Laaksonen S, Myllärniemi M, Salo JA, Rantanen T Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare cancer of the mesothelial cells in the peritoneum with poor prognosis. Earlier reports from other countries indicate an incidence of 0.2-3 new cases per million […]

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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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Estimating past inhalation exposure to asbestos: A tool for risk attribution and disease screening

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2017 October 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cherrie JW, McElvenny D, Blyth KG Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late presentation is common in mesothelioma. Reliable assessment of past exposure to asbestos is a necessary first step for risk attribution and for the development of a future screening programme. Such a […]

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Advances in systemic therapy for malignant mesothelioma: future perspectives

Future Oncology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sobhani N, Corona SP, Bonazza D, Ianza A, Pivetta T, Roviello G, Cortale M, Guglielmi A, Zanconati F, Generali D Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer affecting the mesothelium. This mainly occupational disease is becoming more common in those countries where […]

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Non-occupational exposure to asbestos and risk of pleural mesothelioma: review and meta-analysis

Occupational and environmental medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marsh GM PhD Face, Riordan AS Mph, Keeton KA Mph, Benson SM PhD Abstract OBJECTIVE: To conduct an updated literature review and meta-analysis of studies of pleural malignant mesothelioma (PMM) risk among persons exposed to asbestos non-occupationally (household and neighbourhood). METHODS: We performed a […]

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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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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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Exposure to nano-size titanium dioxide causes oxidative damages in human mesothelial cells: The crystal form rather than size of particle contributes to cytotoxicity.

Biochemical and biophysical Research Communications 2017 August [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Hattori K, Nakadate K, Morii A, Noguchi T, Ogasawara Y, Ishii K Abstract Exposure to nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes has been shown to cause pleural mesothelioma similar to that caused by asbestos, and has become an environmental health issue. Not only is […]

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