Published in Cancer Weekly, June 10th, 2003
"Of a total of 4455 persons with mesotheliomas listed in the German register of mesotheliomas, 72 patients have an academic education in whom exposure to asbestos would not necessarily be assumed at first," investigators in Germany report.
"Only one patient in this group was female. The tumors were located in the pleura in 94% (n=68) and in the peritoneum in 6% (n=4). The mean age at the time of diagnosis was 59.1 years. The mean survival time was 10.2 months," wrote K.M. Muller and colleagues, Ruhr University Bochum.
"The epitheloid subtype predominated...
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