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Malignant mesothelioma: risk factors and current management

While it is still a relatively rare disease, recent projections indicate that the number of men dying from mesothelioma in western Europe will almost double over the next 20 years and will account for about 250,000 deaths over the next 35 years (Peto et al, 1999). In the UK there has been a steady increase in deaths from the disease. From 1968 to 1991 the annual number of cases increased from 154 to 1,009, and this trend is predicted to continue, peaking in 2020 at 3,000 deaths (Executive ...

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