Published in Cancer Weekly, September 5th, 2000
Loyola University Medical Center researchers published the finding in the August 31, 2000, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The research, conducted by Dr. Michele Carbone at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, offers preliminary evidence that the virus, Simian virus 40 (SV40), and asbestos fibers work together to transform healthy cells into malignant ones, resulting in mesothelioma, a rare and fatal form of cancer.
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