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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.

How I treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.

ESMO Open 2020 March [Link] Viscardi G, Di Liello R, Morgillo F Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive malignancy mostly associated with occupational asbestos exposure. Prognosis is poor and only highly selected patients may benefit from aggressive surgical management, also as part of a multimodal approach. In advanced disease, the combination of […]

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The role of imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma: an update after the 2018 BTS guidelines.

Clinical Radiology 2020 February 18 [Link] Sinha S, Swift AJ, Kamil MA, Matthews S, Bull MJ, Fisher P, De Fonseka D, Saha S, Edwards JG, Johns CS Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a primary malignancy of the pleura and is associated with a poor outcome. The symptoms and signs of malignant mesothelioma present late […]

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Lung Asbestos Fibre Burden and Pleural Mesothelioma in Women with Non-occupational Exposure.

Annals of Work Exposure and Health 2020 February 17 [Link] Barbieri PG, Somigliana A, Chen Y, Consonni D, Vignola R, Finotto L Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) due to environmental and familial (domestic) asbestos exposure is well recognized. However, information on cumulative asbestos dose in subjects affected by MPM is limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate […]

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Exhaled Breath Analysis in Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Systematic Review.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 February 10 [Link] Töreyin ZN, Ghosh M, Göksel Ö, Göksel T, Godderis L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is mainly related to previous asbestos exposure. There is still dearth of information on non-invasive biomarkers to detect MPM at early stages. Human studies on exhaled breath biomarkers […]

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[Diffuse Intraparenchymal Mesothelioma: An Atypical Presentation].

Acta Medica Portuguesa 2020 February 3 [Link] Pais A, Pinto N, Cardoso J, Fernandes M, Coutinho AI, Oliveira AS, Carvalho L, Bárbara C Abstract Pleural mesothelioma is a disease associated with exposure to asbestos. Although rare, it is the most common malignant pleural neoplasm. It is difficult to diagnose and it has a poor prognosis. […]

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Predictions of Mortality from Pleural Mesothelioma in Italy After the Ban of Asbestos Use.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 January 17 [Link] Oddone E, Bollon J, Nava CR, Bugani M, Consonni D, Marinaccio A, Magnani C, Barone-Adesi F Abtract Even if the epidemic of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is still far from being over worldwide, the health effects of regulations banning asbestos can be evaluated […]

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LOX family and ZFPM2 as novel diagnostic biomarkers for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Biomarker Research 2020 January 8 [Link] Kim MK, Kim HW, Jang M, Oh SS, Yong SJ, Jeong Y, Jung SH, Choi JW Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the pleural and outer layer of tissues surrounding the lungs. MPM is primarily caused by occupational exposure to […]

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Malignant Diffuse Mesothelioma in Women: A Study of 354 Cases.

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2019 December 23 [Link] Pavlisko EN, Liu B, Green C, Sporn TA, Roggli VL Abstract We reviewed 354 cases of malignant diffuse mesothelioma (MM) in women from a database of 2858 histologically confirmed MM cases. There was a pleural predominance with 78% pleural MM and 22% peritoneal MM. The […]

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Targeting Calcium Signalling in Malignant Mesothelioma.

Cancers 2019 November 21 [Link] Martinotti S, Patrone M, Moccia F, Ranzato E Abstract Calcium ions (Ca2+) are central in cancer development and growth, serving as a major signaling system determining the cell’s fate. Therefore, the investigation of the functional roles of ion channels in cancer development may identify novel approaches for determining tumor prognosis. […]

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Pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer: the role of asbestos exposure and genetic variants in selected iron metabolism and inflammation genes.

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 2019 November 22 [Link] Celsi F, Crovella S, Moura RR, Schneider M, Vita F, Finotto L, Zabucchi G, Zacchi P, Borelli V Abstract Two of the major cancerous diseases associated with asbestos exposure are malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and lung cancer (LC). In addition to asbestos exposure, genetic factors […]

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