Epidermal growth factor in serum from patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.


7315 Background: Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMPM) is an aggressive and highly lethal tumor. Its incidence is increasing and is sensibly higher in some Italian areas, due to occupational and/or environmental exposure to asbestos. The epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a potent mitogen for human mesothelial and mesothelioma cells, and in addition… (More)