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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.

The epidemiological surveillance of malignant mesothelioma in Italy (1993-2015): methods, findings, and research perspectives.

Epidemiologia e prevenzione 2020 Jan-Feb [Link] Marinaccio A, Corfiati M, Binazzi A, Di Marzio D, Bonafede M, Verardo M, Migliore E, Gennaro V, Mensi C, Schallemberg G, Mazzoleni G, Fedeli U, Negro C, Romanelli A, Chellini E, Grappasonni I, Pascucci C, Madeo G, Romeo E, Trafficante L, Carrozza F, Angelillo IF, Cavone D, Cauzillo G, […]

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Putative Biomarkers for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Suggested by Proteomic Analysis of Cell Secretome.

Cancer Genomics & Proteomics 2020 May-June [Link] Lacerenza S, Ciregia F, Giusti L, Bonotti A, Greco V, Giannaccini G, D’Antongiovanni V, Fallahi P, Pieroni L, Cristaudo A, Lucacchini A, Mazzoni MR, Foddis R Abstract BACKGROUND:Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) a rare neoplasm linked to asbestos exposure is characterized by a poor prognosis. Soluble mesothelin is currently […]

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Chromatographic Detection of 8-Hydroxy-2′-Deoxyguanosine in Leukocytes of Asbestos Exposed Workers for Assessing Past and Recent Carcinogen Exposures.

Diagnostics 2020 April 21 [Link] Cellai F, Bonassi S, Cristaudo A, Bonotti A, Neri M, Ceppi M, Bruzzone M, Milić M, Munnia A, Peluso M Abstract Asbestos fibers include a group of silicate minerals that occur in the environment and are widely employed in occupational settings. Asbestos exposure has been associated to various chronic diseases; […]

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Modulation of microRNA expression levels after naturally occurring asbestiform fibers exposure as a diagnostic biomarker of mesothelial neoplastic transformation.

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2020 April 21 [Link] Filetti V, Falzone L, Rapisarda V, Caltabiano R, Eleonora Graziano AC, Ledda C, Loreto C Abstract Fluoro-edenite (FE) is a silicate mineral identified in the lava products of Monte Calvario from stone quarries located in the southeast of Biancavilla, a small city of the Etnean volcanic complex […]

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Circulating Epigenetic Biomarkers in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: State of the Art and critical Evaluation.

Frontiers in Oncology 2020 April 3 [Link] Ferrari L, Carugno M, Mensi C, Pesatori AC Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer, which originates from the mesothelial cells of the pleura and is associated with asbestos exposure. In light of its aggressive nature, late diagnosis and dismal prognosis, there is an […]

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MicroRNAs diagnostic and prognostic value as predictive markers for malignant mesothelioma.

Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 2020 April 20 [Link] Sturchio E, Berardinelli MG, Boccia P, Zanellato M, Gioiosa S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor resistant to current therapies with a latency period ranging between 20 and 60 years, caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers, that continues to represent a social and healthcare […]

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Asbestos Air Pollution: Description of a Mesothelioma Cluster Due to Residential Exposure from an Asbestos Cement Factory.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 April 12 [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Delfino MC, Caputi A, De Maria L, Sponselli S, Corrado V, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract The study describes a cluster of 71 malignant mesothelioma cases among Bari residents without asbestos exposure other than residential exposure. This small cohort, […]

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Association between asbestos exposure and pericardial and tunica vaginalis testis malignant mesothelioma: a case-control study and epidemiological remarks.

Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health 2020 April 7 [Link] Marinaccio A, Consonni D, Mensi C, Mirabelli D, Migliore E, Magnani C, Di Marzio D, Gennaro V, Mazzoleni G, Girardi P, Negro C, Romanelli A, Chellini E, Grappasonni I, Madeo G, Romeo E, Ascoli V, Carrozza F, Angelillo IF, Cavone D, Tumino R, Melis […]

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Overexpression of miR-199/214 is a distinctive feature of iron- and asbestos-induced sarcomatoid mesothelioma in rats.

Cancer Science 2020 April 4 [Link] Okazaki Y, Chew SH, Nagai H, Yamashita Y, Ohara H, Li J, Akatsuka S, Takahashi T, Toyokuni S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is one of the most lethal tumors in humans. The onset of MM is linked to exposure to asbestos, which generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are […]

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Measurement of asbestos emissions associated with demolition of abandoned residential dwellings.

The Science of the Total Environment 2020 March 21 [Link] Neitzel RL, Sayler SK, Demond AH, d’Arcy H, Garabrant DH, Franzblau A Abstract Many cities are revitalizing their urban cores through the demolition of abandoned residential dwellings (ARDs). However, data regarding the emissions of asbestos during such an operation are sparse. We measured airborne asbestos […]

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