Cancers (Basel) 2021 May 27 [Link] Giovanni Cugliari, Alessandra Allione, Alessia Russo, Chiara Catalano, Elisabetta Casalone, Simonetta Guarrera, Federica Grosso, Daniela Ferrante, Marika Sculco, Marta La Vecchia, Chiara Pirazzini, Roberta Libener, Dario Mirabelli, Corrado Magnani, Irma Dianzani, Giuseppe Matullo Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive neoplasm. Patients are usually diagnosed when…

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Human and Experimental Toxicology 2021 May 17 [Link] Zübeyde Tanrıverdi, Fatih Meteroglu, Hande Yüce, Abdurrahman Şenyiğit, Mümtaz Işcan, Songül Unüvar Abstract Introduction: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a malignant tumor that is associated mostly with asbestos exposure. The present study was to evaluates the diagnostic value of neopterin, periostin, YKL-40, Tenascin-C (TNC), and Indolamine 2,3-dioxygenase…

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BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 May 5 [Link] Steven G Gray Abstract Background: The role of immunotherapy in cancer is now well-established, and therapeutic options such as checkpoint inhibitors are increasingly being approved in many cancers such as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare orphan disease associated with prior exposure…

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European Journal of Oncology Nursing 2021 April 28 [Link] Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh, Steve Robertson, Bethany Taylor, Liz Darlison, Angela Tod Abstract Purpose: Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. As a cancer with a higher rate in men than women, women’s experiences of living with mesothelioma are often underexplored. Furthermore, men’s experiences are…

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Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 [Link] Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome, Tatsuo Ito, Takemi Otsuki Abstract Background: Asbestos fibers possess tumorigenicity and are thought to cause mesothelioma. We have previously reported that exposure to asbestos fibers causes a reduction in antitumor immunity. Asbestos exposure in the mixed lymphocyte reaction…

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American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2021 April 8 [Link] Nathan L DeBono, Hunter Warden, Chloë Logar-Henderson, Sharara Shakik, Mamadou Dakouo, Jill MacLeod, Paul A Demers Abstract Objective: We sought to characterize detailed patterns of mesothelioma and asbestosis incidence in the workforce as part of an occupational disease surveillance program in Ontario, Canada. Methods: The Occupational…

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Acta Oncologica 2021 January 27 [Link] Thomas Ringgaard Petersen, Vasiliki Panou, Christos Meristoudis, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Oluf Dimitri Røe Abstract Background: This study aims to investigate patient- and disease characteristics associated with survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients with anti-tumor treatment or with best supportive care (BSC). Materials and methods: Consecutive MPM cases diagnosed…

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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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