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Exposure To Industrial Printing Chemical Raises Risk Of Bile Duct Cancer

Exposure To Industrial Printing Chemical Raises Risk Of Bile Duct Cancer | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
1,2-dichloropropane, a chemical used in the printing industry, turns carcinogenic when it is metabolized by the liver and then excreted into bile.

This finding has been confirmed in research which has now been published in the Journal Nature-


This important research was undertaken following confirmation of there being an increased incidence of cholangiocarcinoma, particularly  in individuals who had worked in the printing industry in Japan. Hence the attention of the researchers was directed towards elucidating the possible underlying mechanism as well as establishing which chemicals were most likely involved.
Deborah Verran's insight:
This important research now establishes that there is a link between chemicals that have been used in some industrial processes and the risk of development of this particular rare form of bile duct/liver cancer.
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Transplant patient wins payout over kidney from donor with cancer

Transplant patient wins payout over kidney from donor with cancer | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reported via The Guardian in the United Kingdom that Robert Law (pictured) aged, 62, had to undergo six cycles of chemotherapy after receiving a kidney from woman who had lymphoma http://t.co/EKEVGfRdug)...

 

More background information on the case can be found by clicking on the link

Deborah Verran's insight:

Comprehensive processes are required in organ donation systems to prevent the overlooking of critical information which can then lead to adverse consequences

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