In a new article published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, Carol Potera detailed a workshop organized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which applied “a new method to create order among a sprawling body of mechanistic data, based on 10 key characteristics of human carcinogens. This…

Lombardy, Italy is the most populated and most industrial region of Italy. Correspondingly, it has suffered the burden of asbestos-related disease incidence. In a recent study by Carolina Mensi, et al., “Incidence of mesothelioma in Lombardy, Italy: exposure to asbestos, time patterns and future projects”, the authors discuss how the…

Pleural Mesothelioma, the most common form of mesothelioma, makes up approximately 75% of all cases. This type of cancer develops in the tissue that lines the chest cavity and lungs, known as the pleura. The only accepted pollutant-induced cause of pleural mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, which can be found…

Lung cancer is one of the most commonly occurring types of cancer. Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), also known as oat cell carcinoma, is an aggressive subtype of lung cancer that accounts for approximately 15% of all lung cancers, It is distinguished by rapid growth, early spread to distant sites,…

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