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Dr. Michele Carbone's Scientific Publications

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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SV40 and human tumours: myth, association or causality?

SV40 and human tumours: myth, association or causality?

Nature Reviews: Cancer (2002)

An increasing number of scientific reports have described evidence for a polyomavirus, simian virus 40, in a highly select group of human tumors. How did a simian virus infect humans and is the virus a passenger in tumours or is it important in their pathogenesis?

Authors:  Adi F. Gazdar, Janet S. Butel & Michele Carbone

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