At long last, plans are moving forward to establish a national mesothelioma patient registry in the United States. A key meeting of experts planning the registry will be held on Tuesday March 26, 2019  in Bethesda. The meeting will include panel presentations by mesothelioma experts from CDC and NIOSH, and will include a substantial opportunity

A newly published study provides new asbestos data from Italy as to apparent sources of mesotheliomas.  Note especially the data regarding apparent non-occupational sources of disease.

“Abstract
Introduction Italy produced and imported a large amount of raw asbestos, up to the ban in 1992, with a peak in the period between 1976 and 1980 at

The abstract below is online here.
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting (May 29 – June 2, 2015).
Vol 33, No 15_suppl (May 20 Supplement), 2015: e18544
© 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology

Mesothelioma in the United States: A Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare investigation of treatment patterns and survival.