Oluf Dimitri Røe:
Asbestos and mesothelioma in Denmark 2017: status of a man-made cancer epidemic
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V02180128
Asbestos-induced cancer is an increasing problem in Denmark, and 32 years after the closure of the Danish Eternit Factory in Aalborg there are > 140 new mesothelioma cases diagnosed yearly, numbers rapidly increasing. Asbestos-induced lung cancer may be six times this number. The non-occupational exposure and even neighborhood exposure as a risk factor suggests, that compensation for mesothelioma should be universal. At the Aalborg University Hospital a multidisciplinary research team has been formed to do epidemiological, translational and clinical studies through national and international collaborations. Transformative research on asbestos cancer should be stimulated.