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Could Other Gene Mutations Be Behind Mesothelioma?

A mutation of the BAP1 gene may not be the only reason mesothelioma can sometimes run in families. A more complex genetic picture may also help explain why some asbestos-exposed workers get the disease and some do not. Exposure to asbestos is the number one cause of malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that starts on the membranes that surround internal organs. But only a tiny … Continue reading Could Other Gene Mutations Be Behind Mesothelioma? »