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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Journal of Biochemistry 2021 April 1 [Link] Haruhiko Fujihira, Daisuke Takakura, Atsushi Matsuda, Masaaki Abe, Michiyo Miyazaki, Tomomi Nakagawa, Kazunori Kajino, Kaori Denda-Nagai, Miki Noji, Okio Hino, Tatsuro Irimura Abstract Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor associated with asbestos exposure and is histologically classified into three types: epithelioid-type, sarcomatoid-type, and biphasic-type. The prognosis of mesothelioma…

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Nature Communications 2021 March 19 [Link] Min Zhang, Jin-Li Luo, Qianqian Sun, James Harber, Alan G Dawson, Apostolos Nakas, Sara Busacca, Annabel J Sharkey, David Waller, Michael T Sheaff, Cathy Richards, Peter Wells-Jordan, Aarti Gaba, Charlotte Poile, Essa Y Baitei, Aleksandra Bzura, Joanna Dzialo, Maymun Jama, John Le Quesne, Amrita Bajaj, Luke Martison, Jacqui A…

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Thorax 2021 March 10 [Link] Marie Shamseddin, Joanna Obacz, Mathew J Garnett, Robert Campbell Rintoul, Hayley Elizabeth Francies, Stefan John Marciniak Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer most commonly caused by prior exposure to asbestos. Median survival is 12-18 months, since surgery is ineffective and chemotherapy offers minimal benefit. Preclinical models that…

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Cancer Treatment and Research Communications 2021 February 24 [Link] Xiaomin Niu, Chenglei Zhou, Aiyan Hu, Lingzi Su, Dan Lin, Hui Han, Yan Lu Abstract Synchronous malignant mesothelioma (MM) and lung carcinoma are extremely rare in patients without a history of asbestos exposure and poses tremendous difficulties in clinical management. We report a patient without asbestos…

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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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