Pleural mesothelioma: Epidemiological and public health issues. Report from the second italian consensus conference on pleural mesothelioma

Corrado Magnani, Bice Fubini, Dario Mirabelli, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Claudio Bianchi, Elisabetta Chellini, Valerio Gennaro, Alessandro Marinaccio, Massimo Menegozzo, Enzo Merler, Franco Merletti, Marina Musti, Enrico Pira, Antonio Romanelli, Benedetto Terracini, Amerigo Zona

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Abstract

Malignant mesothelioma is closely connected to asbestos exposure, with epidemiological patterns closely reshaping the geography and history of asbestos exposure. Mechanisms of causation and of interaction of asbestos fibres with pleura are complex and currently not yet completely understood. Curative efforts so far provided little results. Italy shows one of the highest incidence of MM and developed a network of specialized cancer registries in order to monitor disease occurrence and describe its epidemiology in details. The second Italian Consensus Conference on Pleural.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Volume104
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Asbestos
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleura

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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