Familial aggregation of malignant mesothelioma in former workers and residents of Wittenoom, Western Australia.

@article{Klerk2013FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of malignant mesothelioma in former workers and residents of Wittenoom, Western Australia.},
  author={Nicholas de Klerk and Helman Alfonso and Nola J. Olsen and Alison Reid and Jan Sleith and Lyle John Palmer and Geoffrey Berry and A William Musk},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={1423-8}
}
Clustering of cases of malignant mesothelioma within families has often been observed, but disentangling genetic and exposure effects has not been done. Former workers and residents exposed to crocidolite at Wittenoom, Western Australia, where many families shared exposure to asbestos, have had high rates of mesothelioma. Our study aimed to estimate the… CONTINUE READING