Tag: "asbestos" at biology news
Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma
...os. Due to its active mining and manufacturing of asbestos
in the mid-1900s, Australia has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Rates of the disease have tripled in the past 20 years and are expected to peak about 2010. Diagnosis of this type of cancer is difficult, and patients are often not ...
Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer
Everyday exposure to naturally occurring asbestos
increases the risk of developing malignant mesothe...spiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Exposure to asbestos
in the workplace, particularly in shipyards, has long been recognized as a risk factor for mesotheli...
Chemo combination improves survival in asbestos-related cancer
...ith mesothelioma ?a form of cancer associated with asbestos
exposure ?have a higher survival rate when treated...ilding, railway engineering, construction work and asbestos
manufacture have higher rates of mesothelioma than the general public. The cancer may take 10 to 60 ...