Association of Asbestos Exposure With Malignant Mesothelioma Incidence in Eastern China
The reported incidence of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in China is 1.5 cases per million population, much lower than in other countries. In China, the prevalence of MM in different regions is unknown, and only 15% of MMs have been associated with asbestos exposure compared with more than 70% in most of the world
High-density array-CGH with targeted NGS unmask multiple noncontiguous minute deletions on chromosome 3p21 in mesothelioma
We found that gene mutations/deletions are frequent in mesothelioma and occur through a variety of DNA alterations. We identified genes implicated in malignant mesothelioma: SETD2, SMARCC1, PBRM1.
Mesothelioma: Causes, Prevention, Screening and Early Detection
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) sponsored a live 60-minute CME webinar on November 15, 2016 featuring Dr. Michele Carbone, MD, PhD and Dr. Harvey I. Pass, MD . The webinar describes clinical research efforts focusing on how mesothelioma prevention and intervention at earlier stages of the disease process may improve the management of mesothelioma.
Insights into fiber-induced carcinogenicity
Similar to asbestos fibers, nonregulated mineral fibers can cause malignant mesothelioma (MM). Recently, increased proportions of women and young individuals with MM were identified in southern Nevada.
An emerging concern—epidemiological issues
Despite predictions of decline in mesothelioma following the ban of asbestos in most industrial countries, the incidence is still increasing globally, particularly in women.