Aspirin delays mesothelioma growth by inhibiting HMGB1-mediated tumor progression
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA) is the most widely used nonsteriodial anti-inflammatory drug that reduces the incidence, metastatic potential and mortality of many inflammation-induced cancers. Can it play a role in helping patients with malignant mesothelioma?
Remembering Dr. Baris's Influence on My Research
Dr. Baris, the former Director of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Hacettepe, in Ankara, Turkey, had a profound influence on my life and work.
In Cappadocia, Turkey, an unprecedented mesothelioma epidemic causes 50% of all deaths in three small villages. Initially, scientists believed that the deaths were caused because homes in the villages were built out of rocks composed of a mineral fiber called erionite. Erionite is similar to asbestos, but even more carcinogenic.