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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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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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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Human Pathology 2020 September 2 [Link] Sarita Prabhakaran, Ashleigh Hocking, Chankyung Kim, Matthew Hussey, Sonja Klebe Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is associated with asbestos exposure and poor outcomes. The usefulness of immunohistochemistry for diagnosis of sarcomatoid mesothelioma, especially the desmoplastic type, is limited, and more effective markers are required. GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) has…

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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 August 24 [Link] Chiara Airoldi, Daniela Ferrante, Dario Mirabelli, Danila Azzolina, Corrado Magnani Abstract Nonparticipation limits the power of epidemiological studies, and can cause bias. In a case-control study on pleural malignant mesothelioma (MM), we found low participation in interviews (63%) among controls. Our goal was…

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