Editor: Tommaso Claudio Mineo

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Present Status and Future Directions

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-194-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-193-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810819461160101

Introduction

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a life-threatening neoplasm of the mesothelium, the layer of tissue that covers many organs in the human body. The incidence of this type of neoplasm is gradually increasing among the global human population. Mesothelioma prognosis in patients is usually poor and their life expectancy is significantly reduced. This edited monograph presents holistic information about malignant mesothelioma in one volume. Readers will gain knowledge of the etiology, immunopathology of this disease and will understand the rationale for new treatment methods. The initial section of the book gives the historical context of mesothelioma in medicine. Subsequent sections illustrate mesothelioma epidemiology with respect to the problem of asbestos diffusion in different areas of the world such as Europe, The Americas, East Asia, Australia and Africa. This is followed by chapters detailing current information about asbestos and non-asbestos molecular biology and etiopathogenesis, as well as intriguing insights from human genetics and translational medicine. Other sections in this volume focus on clinical information; mesothelioma diagnosis and staging are thoroughly described with a focus on serum biomarkers and pleural liquid cytology. Additional sections provide information on treatment modalities, with one section dedicated to surgical procedures.

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Present Status and Future Directions is a comprehensive informational resource with well organized sections, aided by protocol charts, tables and figures. The book is essential for both medical oncology students and specialists who want to augment or update their knowledge about this neoplasm.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Tommaso Claudio Mineo
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Tor Vergata University Rome
Italy




Contributor(s):
Ambrogi Vincenzo
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Rome
Italy


Ambrosi Jean-Paul
CEREGE
Aix-en-Provence
France


Azzopardi Maree
Respiratory Dept, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Pleural Medicine Unit, Institute for Respiratory Health
University of Western Australia
Perth
Australia


Baldi Alfonso
Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy


Bartirel Hasan F.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Marmara University
Istanbul
Turkey


Bartrip Peter
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
University of Oxford
Oxford
United Kingdom


Baumann Francine
ERIM
University of New Caledonia
Noumea
New Caledonia


Bilancia Rocco
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital
University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester
United Kingdom


Bilgi Zeynep
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Marmara University
Istanbul
Turkey


Brims Fraser
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Australia; School of Population Health
Curtin University
Australia


Bueno Raphael
Thoracic Surgery Oncology laboratory and International Mesothelioma Program, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
United States


Busacca Sara
Cancer Research UK Leicester Centre
University of Leicester
Leicester
United Kingdom


Caglar Hale Basak
Department of Radiation Oncology
Medipol University Hospital
Istanbul
Turkey


Cameron Robert B.
Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology, UCLA
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer
Los Angeles, CA
United States


Cao Christopher
The Collaborative Research (CORE) Group
Macquarie University
Sydney
Australia


Carbone Michele
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI
United States


Carr Shamus R.
Division of Thoracic Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
United States


Case Bruce W.
Departments of Pathology and Epidemiology
McGill University
Montréal
Canada


Creaney Jenette
National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases
School of Medicine, University of Western Australia
Nedlands
Australia


Darnton Andrew
Statistics and Epidemiology Unit
Science Directorate, Health & Safety Executive
Bootle
United Kingdom


D'Avino Alfredo
Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy


Klerk Nicholas De
Telethon Kids Institute
Perth
Australia


Perrot Mark De
Toronto Mesothelioma Research Program
Toronto
Canada


Rienzo Assunta De
Thoracic Surgery Oncology laboratory
Boston, MA
United States


Ian M. Dick
National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases, School of Medicine
Nedlands,
Australia


Katalin Dobra
Division of Clinical Pathology/Cytology,
Huddinge
Sweden


Laura Donahoe
Toronto Mesothelioma Research Program,
Toronto.
Canada


Dean A. Fennell
Cancer Research UK Leicester Centre
Leicester,
United Kingdom


Francesca Fiorentino
National Heart and Lung Institute
United Kingdom
London


Raja H. Flores
Department of Thoracic Surgery
New York, NY
United States


Peter Franklin
School of Population Health
Perth
Australia


Joseph S. Friedberg
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Baltimore, MD,
United States


Giovanni Gaudino
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI
United States


Clare Gilham
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
London


Nelson Gill
School of Public Health
South Africa


Ritu R. Gill
Department of Radiology
Boston, MA,
United States


Raffit Hassan
Thoracic and GI Oncology Branch
Bethesda, MD,
United States


Birgitta I Hiddinga
Department of Thoracic Oncology
Edegem,
Belgium


Anders Hierpe
Division of Clinical Pathology/Cytology
Huddinge
Sweden


Jaurand Marie-Claude
INSERM, UMR-1162, Génomique fonctionnelle des tumeurs solides
Paris,
France


Didier Jean
INSERM, UMR-1162, Génomique fonctionnelle des tumeurs solides
Paris,
France


teWaterNaude Jim
Mesothelioma Interest Group,
Cape Town
South Africa


Jung Soon-Hee
Department of Pathology,
Wonju,
South Korea


Shaf Keshavjee
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Toronto,
Canada


Hyoung-Ryoul Kim
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
Seul,
South Korea


Kozo Kuribayashi
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Hyogo,
Japan


Wei-Sen Lam
Department of Medical Oncology
Nedlands, WA, 6009,
Australia


Gary Y.C. Lee
Respiratory Dept, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Perth,
Australia


Tommaso Claudio Mineo
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Rome,
Italy


William A. Musk
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
RWestern Australia
Australia


Takashi Nakano
Division of Respiratory Medicine,
Hyogo
Japan


Napolitano Andrea
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI,
United States


Anna K. Nowak
School of Medicine and Pharmacology
Crawley
Australia


Opitz Isabelle
Division of Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich
Switzerland


Patel Manish R.
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis
United States


Peto Julian
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Honolulu, HI
United States


Qi Fang
University of Hawai’i Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI
United States


Reid Alison
School of Population Health, Curtin University
Perth
Australia


Ripley Beth A.
Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston
United States


Sharkey Annabel J.
Cancer Research UK Leicester Centre
University of Leicester
Leicester
United Kingdom


Shilkin Keith
School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Western Australia and Pathwest Laboratory Medicine
Perth
Australia


Soeberg Matthew J.
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute
Sydney
Australia


Thomas Anish
Thoracic and GI Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
United States


Threlfall Tim
Western Australian Department of Health, East Perth, Western Australia
Perth
Australia


Treasure Tom
Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London
London
UK


Van Meerbeck Jan P.
Thoracic Oncology, MOCA, Antwerp University Hospital
Edegem
Belgium


Van Zandwijk Nico
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute
Sydney
Australia


Waller David A.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital
University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester
United Kingdom


Weder Walter
Division of Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital Zurich
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Zurich
Switzerland


Wolf Andrea S.
Department of Thoracic Surgery
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
United States


Yang Haining
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI
United States


Zang Xiang Hua
Department of Thoracic Oncology
MOCA, Antwerp University Hospital
Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem
Belgium




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