European Journal of Oncology Nursing 2020 December 19 [Link] Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh, Liz Darlison, Anne Moylan, Angela Tod, Virginia Sherborne, Clare Warnock, Bethany Hope Taylor Abstract Purpose: The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Evidence in the United States suggests that mesothelioma may disproportionately affect military veterans. However, there has been no…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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Environmental Research 2020 November 13 [Link] Hailing Xia, Lingfang Feng, Lijun Lin, Zhaoqiang Jiang, Junqiang Chen, Wei Shi, Shibo Ying, Min Yu, Li Ju, Lijin Zhu, Li Shi, Xing Zhang, Jianlin Lou Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Its poor prognosis makes early diagnosis extremely important, which would provide…

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Frontiers in Endocrinology 2020 October 8 [Link] Iacopo Gesmundo, Francesca Silvagno, Dana Banfi, Valentina Monica, Alessandro Fanciulli, Giacomo Gamba, Noemi Congiusta, Roberta Libener, Chiara Riganti, Ezio Ghigo, Riccarda Granata Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor, often associated with exposure to asbestos and characterized by poor prognosis and limited treatment options.…

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Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020 October 21 [Link] Jason Y Y Wong, Carol Rice, Aaron Blair, Debra T Silverman Abstract Objectives: Occupational asbestos exposure is causally linked to mesothelioma. However, whether exposure to only chrysotile asbestos is associated with mesothelioma risk, and the heterogeneity in risk by different fibre types/lengths remains unclear. We investigated whether…

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Radiology and Oncology 2020 October 21 [Link] Petra Piber, Neza Vavpetic, Katja Goricar, Vita Dolzan, Viljem Kovac, Alenka Franko Abstract Background Asbestos exposure is associated with the development of pleural plaques as well as malignant mesothelioma (MM). Asbestos fibres activate macrophages, leading to the release of inflammatory mediators including interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β). The expression…

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EBioMedicine 2020 October 9 [Link] Bill T V Duong, Licun Wu, Brenda J Green, Fatemeh Bavaghar-Zaeimi, Zongjie Wang, Mahmoud Labib, Yuxiao Zhou, Fernando J P Cantu, Thurgaa Jeganathan, Sandra Popescu, Jennifer Pantea, Marc de Perrot, Shana O Kelley Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer related to asbestos exposure. Early diagnosis is…

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Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine 2020 October 8 [Link] Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Megumi Maeda, Hiroaki Hayashi, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome, Tatsuo Ito, Takemi Otsuki Abstract Asbestos exposure is known to cause malignant mesothelioma, which is associated with poor prognosis. We focused on and examined the effect of asbestos exposure on the differentiation…

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Oncology Research and Treatment 2020 October 8 [Link] Xiangxin Zhang, Liu Yang, Wei Chen, Ming Kong Abstract Introduction: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is closely linked to asbestos exposure and is an extremely aggressive tumor with poor prognosis. Objective: Our study aimed to elucidate hub genes and potential drugs in MPM by integrated bioinformatics analysis. Methods:…

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