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Global changes in mesothelioma cases, deaths

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

What The Study Did: Researchers estimated changes in the number of mesothelioma cases and deaths associated with mesothelioma worldwide from 1990 to 2017. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer and exposure to asbestos a well-established risk factor.

Authors: Tianhui Chen, M.D., Ph.D., of the Cancer Hospital of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hangzhou, China, and Zhijun Dai, of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, are the corresponding authors.

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