Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Malignant Mesothelioma

Edited by Carmen Belli

San Raffaele Hospital, Italy


Santosh Anand

San Raffaele Hospital, Italy

This book brings together the knowledge of eminent experts in the field of malignant mesothelioma, a highly invasive tumor of mesothelium that is the protective lining covering several body cavities. Malignant mesothelioma shows extremely poor progression and is refractory to almost any kind of therapy putting considerable challenges in its treatment. This book covers many important aspects of malignant mesothelioma like epidemiology, immunology, molecular mechanisms and clinical options and will be useful to anybody interested in its history, pathology, and treatment.

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Malignant MesotheliomaEdited by Carmen Belli

Published: December 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1648

ISBN: 978-953-51-0901-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7053-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

8524 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mineralogy and Malignant Mesothelioma: The South African Experience

By James I. Phillips, David Rees, Jill Murray and John C.A. Davies


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2. Effect of Asbestos on Anti-Tumor Immunity and Immunological Alteration in Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma

By Yasumitsu Nishimura, Megumi Maeda, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Kazuya Fukuoka, Takashi Nakano, Takumi Kishimoto and Takemi Otsuki


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3. Role of Inflammation and Angiogenic Growth Factors in Malignant Mesothelioma

By Loredana Albonici, Camilla Palumbo and Vittorio Manzari


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4. The Role of Cyclooxygenase-2, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Aromatase in Malignant Mesothelioma

By Rossella Galati


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5. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

By Giulia Pasello and Adolfo Favaretto


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