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Follow-Up of the Libby, Montana Screening Cohort: A 17-Year Mortality Study.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 November 8 [Link] Larson TC, Williamson L, Antao VC Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate mortality patterns among participants in a community-based screening program for asbestos-related disease. METHODS: We calculated standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and stratified results by exposure group (three occupational exposure groups, household contacts and residents without occupational […]

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Malignant Mesothelioma: Has Anything Changed?

Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019 June [Link] Kim RY1, Sterman DH2, Haas AR3 Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure and portends a dismal prognosis. Its worldwide incidence has been increasing, and treatment options are currently suboptimal and noncurative. However, since the turn of the century, several […]

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Multi-antigen Vaccination With Simultaneous Engagement of the OX40 Receptor Delays Malignant Mesothelioma Growth and Increases Survival in Animal Models.

Frontiers in Oncology 2019 August 2 [Link] Hoffmann PR, Hoffmann FW, Premeaux TA, Fujita T, Soprana E, Panigada M, Chew GM, Richard G, Hindocha P, Menor M, Khadka VS, Deng Y, Moise L, Ndhlovu LC, Siccardi A, Weinberg AD, De Groot AS, Bertino P Abstract Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a rare and highly aggressive cancer […]

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Chrysotile fibers in tissue adjacent to laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in cases with a history of occupational asbestos exposure.

Modern Pathology 2019 August 5 [Link] Wronkiewicz SK, Roggli VL, Hinrichs BH, Kendler A, Butler RA, Christensen BC, Marsit CJ, Nelson HH, McClean MD, Kelsey KT, Langevin SM Abstract Asbestos describes a group of naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral compounds that have been associated with a number of respiratory maladies, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. […]

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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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Whole-genome sequencing of human malignant mesothelioma tumours and cell lines.

Carcinogenesis 2019 April 25 [Link] Oey H, Daniels M, Relan V, Chee TM, Davidson MR, Yang IA, Ellis JJ, Fong KM, Krause L, Bowman RV Abstract Pleural mesothelioma is a cancer of serosal surfaces caused by environmental exposure to asbestos. Clinical outcome remains poor and while trials of new treatments are ongoing it remains an […]

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Synthetic secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (LGM2605) inhibits Libby amphibole fiber-induced acute inflammation in mice.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2019 April 22 [Link] Christofidou-Solomidou M, Pietrofesa RA, Park K, Albelda SM, Serve KM, Keil DE, Pfau JC Abstract BACKGROUND: Exposure to the Libby Amphibole (LA) asbestos-like fibers found in Libby, Montana, is associated with inflammatory responses in mice and humans, and an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural disease, […]

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A case from India of pleural malignant mesothelioma probably due to domestic and environmental asbestos exposure: a posthumous report.

BMJ Case Reports 2019 March 31 [Link] Muralidhar V, Raghav P, Das P, Goel A Abstract India is the largest consumer of asbestos in the world. There is no report from India of mesothelioma related to asbestos. The case is a 42-year-old man who died of pleural mesothelioma. He was exposed to asbestos domestically and […]

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Asbestos fiber identification in liver from cholangiocarcinoma patients living in an asbestos polluted area: a preliminary study.

Tumori 2019 March 27 [Link] Grosso F, Croce A, Libener R, Mariani N, Pastormerlo M, Maconi A, Rinaudo C Abstract PURPOSE:: To assess whether asbestos fibers may be observed in liver tissue of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CC) with environmental or working asbestos exposure. METHODS:: Detection of fibers was performed directly on histologic sections of liver […]

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Environmental asbestos exposure in childhood and risk of mesothelioma later in life: a long-term follow-up register-based cohort study.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 February 25 [Link] Dalsgaard SB, Würtz ET, Hansen J, Røe OD, Omland Ø Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in former pupils who attended primary school near an asbestos cement plant. METHODS: A cohort of 12 111 former pupils, born 1940-1970, was established from individual historical records […]

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