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Studies of the causes, distribution, and control of mesothelioma and asbestos diseases in populations.

Etiology, epidemiology, biology. Occupational respiratory cancers

Revue des Maladies Respiratoires. 2008 Oct;25(8 Pt 2):3S18-31. [Link] Pairon JC, Andujar P, Matrat M, Ameille J. INSERM Unité 841, Créteil, France. JC.Pairon@chicreteil.fr Abstract Lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma are the most common occupational cancers. Recent epidemiological studies have estimated that the fraction attributable to occupational factors varies from 13 to 29% for lung cancer […]

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The CREST biorepository: a tool for molecular epidemiology and translational studies on malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other respiratory tract diseases

Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2008 Nov;17(11):3013-9. [Link] Ugolini D, Neri M, Canessa PA, Casilli C, Catrambone G, Ivaldi GP, Lando C, Marroni P, Paganuzzi M, Parodi B, Visconti P, Puntoni R, Bonassi S. Department of Oncology, Biology and Genetics, University of Genoa, National Cancer Research Institute, Largo R. Benzi, 10-16132 Genoa, Italy. donatella.ugolini@istge.it Abstract […]

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The mortality of women exposed environmentally and domestically to blue asbestos at Wittenoom, Western Australia

Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2008 Nov;65(11):743-9. [Link] Reid A, Heyworth J, de Klerk N, Musk AW. Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology, School of Population Health, M431, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia. Alison.Reid@uwa.edu.au Abstract Objectives: Knowledge of mortality patterns following exposure to asbestos has been determined mostly from cohort studies of men […]

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US mesothelioma patterns 1973-2002: indicators of change and insights into background rates

European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2008 Nov;17(6):525-34. [Link] Teta MJ, Mink PJ, Lau E, Sceurman BK, Foster ED. Exponent Inc., Health Sciences Practice, New York, New York, USA. jteta@exponent.com Abstract Mesothelioma rates are declining toward background levels, although estimates of the background rate have varied. We expanded upon earlier analyses and provided a data-based estimate […]

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Malignant abdominal mesothelioma: defining the role of surgery

Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2009 Jan 1;99(1):51-7. [Link] Rodríguez D, Cheung MC, Housri N, Koniaris LG. Division of Surgical Oncology, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA. Abstract Objective: Determine the role of surgery for patients with malignant abdominal mesotheliomas (MAMs). Methods: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, […]

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Lung fiber burden in the Nottingham gas mask cohort

Inhalation Toxicology. 2009 Feb;21(2):168-72. [Link] Berry G, Pooley F, Gibbs A, Harris JM, McDonald JC. School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. geoffb@health.usyd.edu.au Abstract A cohort of 1,154 employees, mainly women, who had worked 1940-1945 on the manufacture of military gas masks using filter pads containing 20% crocidolite, was traced through 2003, by […]

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A useful antibody panel for differential diagnosis between peritoneal mesothelioma and ovarian serous carcinoma in Japanese cases

American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2008 Nov;130(5):771-9. [Link] Takeshima Y, Amatya VJ, Kushitani K, Inai K. Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is increasing in incidence worldwide, including in Japan. However, the accurate pathologic diagnosis of pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma (PM) is sometimes difficult if adequate […]

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Mortality from Occupational Exposure to Relatively Pure Chrysotile: A 39-Year Study

Respiration. 2008 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sichletidis L, Chloros D, Spyratos D, Haidich AB, Fourkiotou I, Kakoura M, Patakas D. Laboratory for the Study of Environmental Diseases, Pulmonary Clinic of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Abstract Background: Asbestos exposure is related to serious adverse health effects. However, there is disagreement about […]

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Pooled analysis of NAT2 genotypes as risk factors for asbestos-related malignant mesothelioma

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2008 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Betti M, Neri M, Ferrante D, Landi S, Biava A, Gemignani F, Bertolotti M, Mirabelli D, Padoan M, Ugolini D, Botta M, Bonassi S, Magnani C, Dianzani I. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Via Solaroli 17, 28100 […]

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Asbestos disease in Australia: looking forward and looking back

New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy . 2008;18(3):361-73. [Link] LaMontagne AD, Hunter CE, Vallance D, Holloway AJ. McCaughey Centre: VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia. alamonta@unimelb.edu.au Abstract This article provides an overview […]

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