A mesothelioma epidemic in Cappadocia: scientific developments and unexpected social outcomes

  title={A mesothelioma epidemic in Cappadocia: scientific developments and unexpected social outcomes},
  author={M. Carbone and S. Emri and A. Dogan and Ian H Steele and Murat Tuncer and H. Pass and Y. Bariş},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
  • M. Carbone, S. Emri, +4 authors Y. Bariş
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Cancer
  • In Cappadocia, Turkey, an unprecedented mesothelioma epidemic causes 50% of all deaths in three small villages. Initially linked solely to the exposure to a fibrous mineral, erionite, recent studies by scientists from Turkey and the United States have shown that erionite causes mesothelioma mostly in families that are genetically predisposed to mineral fibre carcinogenesis. This manuscript reports, through the eyes of one of the researchers, the resulting scientific advances that have come from… CONTINUE READING
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