Mesothelin and kidney function--analysis of relationship and implications for mesothelioma screening.

Abstract

PURPOSE Malignant mesothelioma (MM) carries a poor prognosis and remains a major public health issue in many countries. Outcomes may be improved with earlier detection and this justifies screening the at-risk asbestos-exposed population. Soluble mesothelin is a potential biomarker for MM, but it has been observed to be elevated in patients with reduced… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2011.01.011

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