Publisher description for Mechanisms of fibre carcinogenesis / edited by A.B. Kane ... [et al.].

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The result of a meeting held at IARC early in 1996, this volume provides a thorough and up-to-date synthesis of the mechanisms of fibre carcinogenesis. A consensus document assesses the strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the data concerning fibre characterization and genotoxicity, fibre-related
cell proliferation and activation, gene expression, animal models, mixed dust exposure and interactions with other carcinogens. The relevance of mechanistic data from in vitro and in vivo assays to the evaluation of fibre carcinogenicity are also discussed. Authored review papers, also published in
this volume, provide the background material for much of the discussion.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Minerals -- Carcinogenicity -- Congresses.
Inorganic fibers -- Carcinogenicity -- Congresses.
Cancer -- Etiology -- Congresses.
Tumors -- Etiology -- Congresses.