Kate Applebaum and Post-doctoral Research Scientist Deepika Shrestha Publish on Renal Cell Carcinoma

Assistant Professor Kate Applebaum and Post-Doctoral Scientist Deepika Shrestha investigated “Risk of renal cell carcionoma following exposure to metalworking fluids among autoworkers,” published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In collaboration with colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley, Boston University and Tufts University, the researchers found a dose-dependent relationship between exposure to metalworking fluids and renal cell carcinoma. They recommend that future research examine specific components and contaminants of metalworking fluids, as well as molecular indicators of kidney damage in order to better define pathways leading to renal cell carcinoma.