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Category Archives: Occupational Asbestos Exposure

A wide variety of companies and industries used, and even continue to use, asbestos. While asbestos has never respected job titles, working in certain occupations and industries may increase your likelihood (and that of your family via contaminated clothing) of having been exposed to asbestos.

Prediagnostic detection of mesothelioma by circulating calretinin and mesothelin – a case-control comparison nested into a prospective cohort of asbestos-exposed workers.

Scientific Reports 2018 September 25 [Link] Johnen G1, Burek K, Raiko I, Wichert K, Pesch B, Weber DG, Lehnert M, Casjens S, Hagemeyer O, Taeger D, Brüning T; MoMar Study Group. Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is strongly associated with a previous asbestos exposure. To improve timely detection of MM in asbestos workers, better screening tools […]

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Mortality in a cohort of asbestos-exposed workers undergoing health surveillance.

La Medicina del Lavoro 2018 February 6 [Link] Barbiero F, Zanin T, Pisa FE, Casetta A, Rosolen V, Giangreco M, Negro C, Bovenzi M, Barbone F Abstract BACKGROUND: The coastal area of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region, north-eastern Italy, was characterized by work activities in which asbestos was used until the early 1990s, particularly in […]

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Familial risk of pleural mesothelioma increased drastically in certain occupations: A nationwide prospective cohort study.

European Journal of Cancer 2018 September 6 [Link] Kharazmi E, Chen T, Fallah M, Sundquist K, Sundquist J, Albin M, Weiderpass E, Hemminki K Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the effect of occupation on familial risk of pleural mesothelioma in a nationwide cohort study design. METHOD: The nationwide Swedish Family-Cancer Database includes all Swedes […]

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Are children more vulnerable to mesothelioma than adults? A comparison of mesothelioma risk among children and adults exposed non-occupationally to blue asbestos at Wittenoom.

Occupational and Outdoor Medicine 2018 August 29 [Link] Reid A, Franklin P, Berry G, Peters S, Sodhi-Berry N, Brims F, Musk AW, de Klerk NH Abstract OBJECTIVES: The presence of asbestos in public buildings is a legacy of past asbestos use in many developed countries. Of particular concern is the amount and current condition in […]

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First case report of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma and oral verrucous carcinoma in a patient with a germline PTEN mutation: a combination of extremely rare diseases with probable further implications.

BMC Medical Genetics 2018 August 15 [Link] Löffler MW, Steinhilber J, Hilke FJ, Haen SP, Bösmüller H, Montes-Mojarro IA, Bonzheim I, Stäbler A, Faust U, Grasshoff U, Königsrainer I, Rammensee HG, Kanz L, Königsrainer A, Beckert S, Riess O, Schroeder C Abstract BACKGROUND: The PTEN-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome (PHTS) is caused by germline mutations in Phosphatase and Tensin […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Biphasic Type: An Unusual and Insidious Case of Rapidly Progressive Small Blue Cell Tumor.

Cureus 2018 June 6 [Link] Salazar C, Kanter Md N, Abboud A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare neoplasm. It predominantly affects elderly individuals aged over 70 years presenting with a unilateral pleural tumor usually associated with previous asbestos exposure. The respiratory symptoms are associated with ipsilateral pleural involvement with concomitant pleural effusions. […]

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A comparison of asbestos fiber potency and elongate mineral particle (EMP) potency for mesothelioma in humans.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2018 August 2 [Link] Garabrant DH, Pastula ST Abstract We analyzed the mesothelioma mortality in cohorts of workers exposed to crocidolite, amosite, and chrysotile to estimate asbestos fiber potency for mesothelioma, using the method of Hodgson and Darnton (2000). We relied on the original 17 cohort studies in their analysis, along […]

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Pre-clinical Models for Malignant Mesothelioma Research: From Chemical-Induced to Patient-Derived Cancer Xenografts.

Frontiers in Genetics 2018 July 4 [Link] Nabavi N, Wei J, Lin D, Collins CC, Gout PW, Wang Y Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare disease often associated with environmental exposure to asbestos and other erionite fibers. MM has a long latency period prior to manifestation and a poor prognosis. The survival post-diagnosis is […]

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Epidemiological surveillance of mesothelioma mortality in Italy.

Cancer Epidemiology 2018 July 7 [Link] Fazzo L, Minelli G, De Santis M, Bruno C, Zona A, Conti S, Comba P Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is causally linked to asbestos exposure with an estimated etiological fraction of 80% or more. METHODS: Standardized rates of all mesothelioma (C45, ICD-10) and malignant pleural mesothelioma (C45.0, ICD-10) […]

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Malignant mesothelioma diagnosed at a younger age is associated with heavier asbestos exposure.

Carcinogenesis 2018 June 30 [Link] Dragani TA, Colombo F, Pavlisko EN, Roggli VL Abstract Asbestos exposure is the main etiology of malignant mesothelioma, but there are conflicting data on whether the intensity of exposure modulates the development of this disease. This study considered 594 patients with malignant mesothelioma for whom count data on asbestos bodies […]

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