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Dr. Michele Carbone's Scientific Publications

Aspirin may delay growth of asbestos-related cancer

Aspirin may delay growth of asbestos-related cancer

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?
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In Memory of Dr. Baris

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.  

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The Cappadocia Cancer Villages

The Cappadocia Cancer Villages

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. 

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