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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.

Heterologous sarcomatoid pleural mesothelioma with osteosarcomatous differentiation: a report of autopsy case that accomplished trimodality therapy and review of the literature.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Therapy 2019 August 1 [Link] Itano H, Takeda T, Yamada T, Koide M, Kobayashi T Abstract Heterologous mesothelioma is a very rare subtype of sarcomatoid mesothelioma characterized by the presence of malignant heterologous elements. A 69-year-old man with a strong history of asbestos exposure presented with a 5-cm mass in his […]

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Environmental and Occupational Exposure to Asbestos as a Result of Consumption and Use in Poland.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019 July 22 [Link] Krówczyńska M, Wilk E Abstract Asbestos is harmful to human health; exposure to asbestos causes a wide range of asbestos-related diseases. AIM: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is unique to occupational and environmental asbestos exposure. METHODS: Environmental asbestos exposure was examined in relation to asbestos […]

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Empirical model of mesothelioma potency factors for different mineral fibers based on their chemical composition and dimensionality.

Inhalation Toxicology 2019 April [Link] Korchevskiy A, Rasmuson JO, Rasmuson EJ Abstract Context: The potency of various mineral fiber types to produce mesothelioma was previously evaluated for numerous cohorts, but the differences in potencies for distinct fiber types have yet to be explained. Objective: To develop an empirical model that would reconstruct mesothelioma potency factors for various types […]

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Mesothelioma: Scientific clues for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

CA 2019 July 8 [Link] Carbone M, Adusumilli PS, Alexander HR Jr, Baas P, Bardelli F, Bononi A, Bueno R, Felley-Bosco E, Galateau-Salle F, Jablons D, Mansfield AS10, Minaai M, de Perrot M, Pesavento P, Rusch V, Severson DT, Taioli E, Tsao A, Woodard G, Yang< H, Zauderer MG, Pass HI/strong> Abstract Mesothelioma affects mostly […]

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Analyzing biological and molecular characteristics and genomic damage induced by exposure to asbestos.

Cancer Management and Research 2019 May 30 [Link] Ospina D, Villegas VE, Rodríguez-Leguizamón G, Rondón-Lagos M Abstract Asbestos is one of the most important occupational carcinogens. Currently, about 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. According to global estimates, at least 107,000 people die each year from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and […]

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An asbestos contaminated town in the vicinity of an asbestos-cement facility: The case study of Sibaté, Colombia.

Environmental Research 2019 May 6 [Link] Ramos-Bonilla JP, Cely-García MF, Giraldo M, Comba P, Terracini B, Pasetto R, Marsili D, Ascoli V, Lysaniuk B, Rodríguez MC, Mazzeo A, Panqueva RDPL, Baldión M, Cañón D, García-Herreros LG, Pinzón B, Hernández LJ, Silva YA Abstract INTRODUCTION: The asbestos industry began operations in Colombia in 1942, with an […]

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Breath Analysis: A Systematic Review of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management of Pleural Mesothelioma.

Cancers 2019 June 14 [Link] Catino A, de Gennaro G, Di Gilio A, Facchini L, Galetta D, Palmisani J, Porcelli F, Varesano N Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare neoplasm related to asbestos exposure and with high mortality rate. The management of patients with MPM is complex and controversial, particularly with regard to […]

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Does Simian Virus 40 (SV40) Have a Role in UK Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma? No Role is Identified in a Sensitive RNA In Situ Hybridization Study on Potentially Affected Birth Cohorts.

Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology 2019 June 12 [Link] Alchami FS, Attanoos RL, Gibbs A, Morgan F, Jasani B Abstract BACKGROUND: Simian virus 40 (SV40)-contaminated polio vaccine was accidentally administered to about one-third of the UK population receiving polio vaccines between 1956 and 1962. SV40 was subsequently demonstrated to be a carcinogenic virus in experimental […]

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The role of apoptosis defects in malignant mesothelioma pathogenesis with an impact on prognosis and treatment.

Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 2019 May 22 [Link] Galani V, Varouktsi A, Papadatos SS, Mitselou A, Sainis I, Constantopoulos S, Dalavanga Y Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a highly aggressive tumor that is strongly related to asbestos fiber exposure. The tumorigenesis procedure in MM is complex, and many pathogenetic mechanisms including chronic inflammation, deregulation of […]

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Validation of an Asbestos Job-Exposure Matrix (AsbJEM) in Australia: Exposure-Response Relationships for Malignant Mesothelioma.

Annals of Work Exposures and Health 2019 May 23 [Link] Kamiya H, Peters S, Sodhi-Berry N, Reid A, Gordon L, de Klerk N, Brims F, Musk AW, Franklin P Abstract OBJECTIVES: An asbestos job-exposure matrix (AsbJEM) has been developed to systematically and cost-effectively evaluate occupational exposures in population-based studies. The primary aim of this study […]

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