Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Asbestos-related Diseases

Edited by Takemi Otsuki

Kawasaki Medical School

The issue of asbestos exposure and the resulting health problems is now a global problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made recommendations on the eradication of asbestos-related diseases. However, malignant mesothelioma, mainly due to asbestos exposure, is a refractory malignant tumor, and technological innovation in diagnosis and treatment is required. In this context, this book describes the immunological effects of asbestos exposure, blood biomarkers, the pathology of malignant mesothelioma, and the status of immune checkpoint drugs in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, along with the status of MMP mesothelioma. Concerns about health hazards associated with asbestos exposure may persist for many years to come. We hope this book will help researchers in this area.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Asbestos-related DiseasesEdited by Takemi Otsuki

Published: April 1st 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83098

ISBN: 978-1-83880-833-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-832-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-834-1

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

1845 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

2 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Suppressed Immune System Caused by Exposure to Asbestos and Malignant Mesothelioma

By Yasumitsu Nishimura, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome and Takemi Otsuki


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Asbestos-Related Diseases and Blood Biomarkers

By Alenka Franko, Vita Dolzan, Katja Goricar and Metoda Dodic Fikfak


Open access peer-reviewed

3. Asbestos Exposure Results in Asbestosis and Usual Interstitial Pneumonia Similar to Other Causes of Pneumoconiosis

By Yoshinori Kawabata


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Immunocheckpoint Blockade in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

By Nobukazu Fujimoto


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Potential Roles of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Malignant Mesothelioma

By Shibo Ying, Yanbin Wang and Lyuyang Lyu


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£100

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax of 5%. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase