Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment: The challenge ahead

William H. Goodson, Leroy Lowe, David O. Carpenter, Michael Gilbertson, Abdul Manaf Ali, Adela Lopez de Cerain Salsamendi, Ahmed Lasfar, Amancio Carnero, Amaya Azqueta, Amedeo Amedei, Amelia K. Charles, Andrew R. Collins, Andrew Ward, Anna C. Salzberg, Annamaria Colacci, Ann Karin Olsen, Arthur Berg, Barry J. Barclay, Binhua P. Zhou, Carmen Blanco-AparicioCarolyn J. Baglole, Chenfang Dong, Chiara Mondello, Chia Wen Hsu, Christian C. Naus, Clement Yedjou, Colleen S. Curran, Dale W. Laird, Daniel C. Koch, Danielle J. Carlin, Dean W. Felsher, Debasish Roy, Dustin G. Brown, Edward Ratovitski, Elizabeth P. Ryan, Emanuela Corsini, Emilio Rojas, Eun Yi Moon, Ezio Laconi, Fabio Marongiu, Fahd Al-Mulla, Ferdinando Chiaradonna, Firouz Darroudi, Francis L. Martin, Frederik J. Van Schooten, Gary S. Goldberg, Gerard Wagemaker, Gladys Nangami, Gloria M. Calaf, Graeme Williams, Gregory T. Wolf, Gudrun Koppen, Gunnar Brunborg, H. Kim Lyerly, Harini Krishnan, Hasiah Ab Hamid, Hemad Yasaei, Hideko Sone, Hiroshi Kondoh, Hosni K. Salem, Hsue Yin Hsu, Hyun Ho Park, Igor Koturbash, Isabelle R. Miousse, A. Ivana Scovassi, James E. Klaunig, Jan Vondráček, Jayadev Raju, Jesse Roman, John Pierce Wise, Jonathan R. Whitfield, Jordan Woodrick, Joseph A. Christopher, Josiah Ochieng, Juan Fernando Martinez-Leal, Judith Weisz, Julia Kravchenko, Jun Sun, Kalan R. Prudhomme, Kannan Badri Narayanan, Karine A. Cohen-Solal, Kim Moorwood, Laetitia Gonzalez, Laura Soucek, Le Jian, Leandro S. D'Abronzo, Liang Tzung Lin, Lin Li, Linda Gulliver, Lisa J. McCawley, Lorenzo Memeo, Louis Vermeulen, Luc Leyns, Luoping Zhang, Mahara Valverde, Mahin Khatami, Maria Fiammetta Romano, Marion Chapellier, Marc A. Williams, Mark Wade, Masoud H. Manjili, Matilde Lleonart, Menghang Xia, Michael J. Gonzalez, Michalis V. Karamouzis, Micheline Kirsch-Volders, Monica Vaccari, Nancy B. Kuemmerle, Neetu Singh, Nichola Cruickshanks, Nicole Kleinstreuer, Nik Van Larebeke, Nuzhat Ahmed, Olugbemiga Ogunkua, P. K. Krishnakumar, Pankaj Vadgama, Paola A. Marignani, Paramita M. Ghosh, Patricia Ostrosky-Wegman, Patricia Thompson, Paul Dent, Petr Heneberg, Philippa Darbre, Po Sing Leung, Pratima Nangia-Makker, Qiang Shawn Cheng, R. Brooks Robey, Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Rabindra Roy, Rafaela Andrade-Vieira, Ranjeet K. Sinha, Rekha Mehta, Renza Vento, Riccardo Di Fiore, Richard Ponce-Cusi, Rita Dornetshuber-Fleiss, Rita Nahta, Robert C. Castellino, Roberta Palorini, Roslida Abd Hamid, Sabine A.S. Langie, Sakina Eltom, Samira A. Brooks, Sandra Ryeom, Sandra S. Wise, Sarah N. Bay, Shelley A. Harris, Silvana Papagerakis, Simona Romano, Sofia Pavanello, Staffan Eriksson, Stefano Forte, Stephanie C. Casey, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Tae Jin Lee, Takemi Otsuki, Tao Chen, Thierry Massfelder, Thomas Sanderson, Tiziana Guarnieri, Tove Hultman, Valérian Dormoy, Valerie Odero-Marah, Venkata Sabbisetti, Veronique Maguer-Satta, W. Kimryn Rathmell, Wilhelm Engström, William K. Decker, William H. Bisson, Yon Rojanasakul, Yunus Luqmani, Zhenbang Chen, Zhiwei Hu

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Lifestyle factors are responsible for a considerable portion of cancer incidence worldwide, but credible estimates from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) suggest that the fraction of cancers attributable to toxic environmental exposures is between 7% and 19%. To explore the hypothesis that low-dose exposures to mixtures of chemicals in the environment may be combining to contribute to environmental carcinogenesis, we reviewed 11 hallmark phenotypes of cancer, multiple priority target sites for disruption in each area and prototypical chemical disruptors for all targets, this included dose-response characterizations, evidence of low-dose effects and cross-hallmark effects for all targets and chemicals. In total, 85 examples of chemicals were reviewed for actions on key pathways/ mechanisms related to carcinogenesis. Only 15% (13/85) were found to have evidence of a dose-response threshold, whereas 59% (50/85) exerted low-dose effects. No dose-response information was found for the remaining 26% (22/85). Our analysis suggests that the cumulative effects of individual (non-carcinogenic) chemicals acting on different pathways, and a variety of related systems, organs, tissues and cells could plausibly conspire to produce carcinogenic synergies. Additional basic research on carcinogenesis and research focused on low-dose effects of chemical mixtures needs to be rigorously pursued before the merits of this hypothesis can be further advanced. However, the structure of the World Health Organization International Programme on Chemical Safety 'Mode of Action' framework should be revisited as it has inherent weaknesses that are not fully aligned with our current understanding of cancer biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S254-S296
JournalCarcinogenesis
Volume36
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Goodson, W. H., Lowe, L., Carpenter, D. O., Gilbertson, M., Ali, A. M., de Cerain Salsamendi, A. L., ... Hu, Z. (2015). Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment: The challenge ahead. Carcinogenesis, 36, S254-S296. https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgv039
Goodson, William H. ; Lowe, Leroy ; Carpenter, David O. ; Gilbertson, Michael ; Ali, Abdul Manaf ; de Cerain Salsamendi, Adela Lopez ; Lasfar, Ahmed ; Carnero, Amancio ; Azqueta, Amaya ; Amedei, Amedeo ; Charles, Amelia K. ; Collins, Andrew R. ; Ward, Andrew ; Salzberg, Anna C. ; Colacci, Annamaria ; Olsen, Ann Karin ; Berg, Arthur ; Barclay, Barry J. ; Zhou, Binhua P. ; Blanco-Aparicio, Carmen ; Baglole, Carolyn J. ; Dong, Chenfang ; Mondello, Chiara ; Hsu, Chia Wen ; Naus, Christian C. ; Yedjou, Clement ; Curran, Colleen S. ; Laird, Dale W. ; Koch, Daniel C. ; Carlin, Danielle J. ; Felsher, Dean W. ; Roy, Debasish ; Brown, Dustin G. ; Ratovitski, Edward ; Ryan, Elizabeth P. ; Corsini, Emanuela ; Rojas, Emilio ; Moon, Eun Yi ; Laconi, Ezio ; Marongiu, Fabio ; Al-Mulla, Fahd ; Chiaradonna, Ferdinando ; Darroudi, Firouz ; Martin, Francis L. ; Van Schooten, Frederik J. ; Goldberg, Gary S. ; Wagemaker, Gerard ; Nangami, Gladys ; Calaf, Gloria M. ; Williams, Graeme ; Wolf, Gregory T. ; Koppen, Gudrun ; Brunborg, Gunnar ; Kim Lyerly, H. ; Krishnan, Harini ; Hamid, Hasiah Ab ; Yasaei, Hemad ; Sone, Hideko ; Kondoh, Hiroshi ; Salem, Hosni K. ; Hsu, Hsue Yin ; Park, Hyun Ho ; Koturbash, Igor ; Miousse, Isabelle R. ; Ivana Scovassi, A. ; Klaunig, James E. ; Vondráček, Jan ; Raju, Jayadev ; Roman, Jesse ; Wise, John Pierce ; Whitfield, Jonathan R. ; Woodrick, Jordan ; Christopher, Joseph A. ; Ochieng, Josiah ; Martinez-Leal, Juan Fernando ; Weisz, Judith ; Kravchenko, Julia ; Sun, Jun ; Prudhomme, Kalan R. ; Narayanan, Kannan Badri ; Cohen-Solal, Karine A. ; Moorwood, Kim ; Gonzalez, Laetitia ; Soucek, Laura ; Jian, Le ; D'Abronzo, Leandro S. ; Lin, Liang Tzung ; Li, Lin ; Gulliver, Linda ; McCawley, Lisa J. ; Memeo, Lorenzo ; Vermeulen, Louis ; Leyns, Luc ; Zhang, Luoping ; Valverde, Mahara ; Khatami, Mahin ; Romano, Maria Fiammetta ; Chapellier, Marion ; Williams, Marc A. ; Wade, Mark ; Manjili, Masoud H. ; Lleonart, Matilde ; Xia, Menghang ; Gonzalez, Michael J. ; Karamouzis, Michalis V. ; Kirsch-Volders, Micheline ; Vaccari, Monica ; Kuemmerle, Nancy B. ; Singh, Neetu ; Cruickshanks, Nichola ; Kleinstreuer, Nicole ; Van Larebeke, Nik ; Ahmed, Nuzhat ; Ogunkua, Olugbemiga ; Krishnakumar, P. K. ; Vadgama, Pankaj ; Marignani, Paola A. ; Ghosh, Paramita M. ; Ostrosky-Wegman, Patricia ; Thompson, Patricia ; Dent, Paul ; Heneberg, Petr ; Darbre, Philippa ; Leung, Po Sing ; Nangia-Makker, Pratima ; Cheng, Qiang Shawn ; Brooks Robey, R. ; Al-Temaimi, Rabeah ; Roy, Rabindra ; Andrade-Vieira, Rafaela ; Sinha, Ranjeet K. ; Mehta, Rekha ; Vento, Renza ; Di Fiore, Riccardo ; Ponce-Cusi, Richard ; Dornetshuber-Fleiss, Rita ; Nahta, Rita ; Castellino, Robert C. ; Palorini, Roberta ; Hamid, Roslida Abd ; Langie, Sabine A.S. ; Eltom, Sakina ; Brooks, Samira A. ; Ryeom, Sandra ; Wise, Sandra S. ; Bay, Sarah N. ; Harris, Shelley A. ; Papagerakis, Silvana ; Romano, Simona ; Pavanello, Sofia ; Eriksson, Staffan ; Forte, Stefano ; Casey, Stephanie C. ; Luanpitpong, Sudjit ; Lee, Tae Jin ; Otsuki, Takemi ; Chen, Tao ; Massfelder, Thierry ; Sanderson, Thomas ; Guarnieri, Tiziana ; Hultman, Tove ; Dormoy, Valérian ; Odero-Marah, Valerie ; Sabbisetti, Venkata ; Maguer-Satta, Veronique ; Kimryn Rathmell, W. ; Engström, Wilhelm ; Decker, William K. ; Bisson, William H. ; Rojanasakul, Yon ; Luqmani, Yunus ; Chen, Zhenbang ; Hu, Zhiwei. / Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment : The challenge ahead. In: Carcinogenesis. 2015 ; Vol. 36. pp. S254-S296.
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Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment : The challenge ahead. / Goodson, William H.; Lowe, Leroy; Carpenter, David O.; Gilbertson, Michael; Ali, Abdul Manaf; de Cerain Salsamendi, Adela Lopez; Lasfar, Ahmed; Carnero, Amancio; Azqueta, Amaya; Amedei, Amedeo; Charles, Amelia K.; Collins, Andrew R.; Ward, Andrew; Salzberg, Anna C.; Colacci, Annamaria; Olsen, Ann Karin; Berg, Arthur; Barclay, Barry J.; Zhou, Binhua P.; Blanco-Aparicio, Carmen; Baglole, Carolyn J.; Dong, Chenfang; Mondello, Chiara; Hsu, Chia Wen; Naus, Christian C.; Yedjou, Clement; Curran, Colleen S.; Laird, Dale W.; Koch, Daniel C.; Carlin, Danielle J.; Felsher, Dean W.; Roy, Debasish; Brown, Dustin G.; Ratovitski, Edward; Ryan, Elizabeth P.; Corsini, Emanuela; Rojas, Emilio; Moon, Eun Yi; Laconi, Ezio; Marongiu, Fabio; Al-Mulla, Fahd; Chiaradonna, Ferdinando; Darroudi, Firouz; Martin, Francis L.; Van Schooten, Frederik J.; Goldberg, Gary S.; Wagemaker, Gerard; Nangami, Gladys; Calaf, Gloria M.; Williams, Graeme; Wolf, Gregory T.; Koppen, Gudrun; Brunborg, Gunnar; Kim Lyerly, H.; Krishnan, Harini; Hamid, Hasiah Ab; Yasaei, Hemad; Sone, Hideko; Kondoh, Hiroshi; Salem, Hosni K.; Hsu, Hsue Yin; Park, Hyun Ho; Koturbash, Igor; Miousse, Isabelle R.; Ivana Scovassi, A.; Klaunig, James E.; Vondráček, Jan; Raju, Jayadev; Roman, Jesse; Wise, John Pierce; Whitfield, Jonathan R.; Woodrick, Jordan; Christopher, Joseph A.; Ochieng, Josiah; Martinez-Leal, Juan Fernando; Weisz, Judith; Kravchenko, Julia; Sun, Jun; Prudhomme, Kalan R.; Narayanan, Kannan Badri; Cohen-Solal, Karine A.; Moorwood, Kim; Gonzalez, Laetitia; Soucek, Laura; Jian, Le; D'Abronzo, Leandro S.; Lin, Liang Tzung; Li, Lin; Gulliver, Linda; McCawley, Lisa J.; Memeo, Lorenzo; Vermeulen, Louis; Leyns, Luc; Zhang, Luoping; Valverde, Mahara; Khatami, Mahin; Romano, Maria Fiammetta; Chapellier, Marion; Williams, Marc A.; Wade, Mark; Manjili, Masoud H.; Lleonart, Matilde; Xia, Menghang; Gonzalez, Michael J.; Karamouzis, Michalis V.; Kirsch-Volders, Micheline; Vaccari, Monica; Kuemmerle, Nancy B.; Singh, Neetu; Cruickshanks, Nichola; Kleinstreuer, Nicole; Van Larebeke, Nik; Ahmed, Nuzhat; Ogunkua, Olugbemiga; Krishnakumar, P. K.; Vadgama, Pankaj; Marignani, Paola A.; Ghosh, Paramita M.; Ostrosky-Wegman, Patricia; Thompson, Patricia; Dent, Paul; Heneberg, Petr; Darbre, Philippa; Leung, Po Sing; Nangia-Makker, Pratima; Cheng, Qiang Shawn; Brooks Robey, R.; Al-Temaimi, Rabeah; Roy, Rabindra; Andrade-Vieira, Rafaela; Sinha, Ranjeet K.; Mehta, Rekha; Vento, Renza; Di Fiore, Riccardo; Ponce-Cusi, Richard; Dornetshuber-Fleiss, Rita; Nahta, Rita; Castellino, Robert C.; Palorini, Roberta; Hamid, Roslida Abd; Langie, Sabine A.S.; Eltom, Sakina; Brooks, Samira A.; Ryeom, Sandra; Wise, Sandra S.; Bay, Sarah N.; Harris, Shelley A.; Papagerakis, Silvana; Romano, Simona; Pavanello, Sofia; Eriksson, Staffan; Forte, Stefano; Casey, Stephanie C.; Luanpitpong, Sudjit; Lee, Tae Jin; Otsuki, Takemi; Chen, Tao; Massfelder, Thierry; Sanderson, Thomas; Guarnieri, Tiziana; Hultman, Tove; Dormoy, Valérian; Odero-Marah, Valerie; Sabbisetti, Venkata; Maguer-Satta, Veronique; Kimryn Rathmell, W.; Engström, Wilhelm; Decker, William K.; Bisson, William H.; Rojanasakul, Yon; Luqmani, Yunus; Chen, Zhenbang; Hu, Zhiwei.

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AU - Vaccari, Monica

AU - Kuemmerle, Nancy B.

AU - Singh, Neetu

AU - Cruickshanks, Nichola

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AU - Thompson, Patricia

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AU - Heneberg, Petr

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AU - Nangia-Makker, Pratima

AU - Cheng, Qiang Shawn

AU - Brooks Robey, R.

AU - Al-Temaimi, Rabeah

AU - Roy, Rabindra

AU - Andrade-Vieira, Rafaela

AU - Sinha, Ranjeet K.

AU - Mehta, Rekha

AU - Vento, Renza

AU - Di Fiore, Riccardo

AU - Ponce-Cusi, Richard

AU - Dornetshuber-Fleiss, Rita

AU - Nahta, Rita

AU - Castellino, Robert C.

AU - Palorini, Roberta

AU - Hamid, Roslida Abd

AU - Langie, Sabine A.S.

AU - Eltom, Sakina

AU - Brooks, Samira A.

AU - Ryeom, Sandra

AU - Wise, Sandra S.

AU - Bay, Sarah N.

AU - Harris, Shelley A.

AU - Papagerakis, Silvana

AU - Romano, Simona

AU - Pavanello, Sofia

AU - Eriksson, Staffan

AU - Forte, Stefano

AU - Casey, Stephanie C.

AU - Luanpitpong, Sudjit

AU - Lee, Tae Jin

AU - Otsuki, Takemi

AU - Chen, Tao

AU - Massfelder, Thierry

AU - Sanderson, Thomas

AU - Guarnieri, Tiziana

AU - Hultman, Tove

AU - Dormoy, Valérian

AU - Odero-Marah, Valerie

AU - Sabbisetti, Venkata

AU - Maguer-Satta, Veronique

AU - Kimryn Rathmell, W.

AU - Engström, Wilhelm

AU - Decker, William K.

AU - Bisson, William H.

AU - Rojanasakul, Yon

AU - Luqmani, Yunus

AU - Chen, Zhenbang

AU - Hu, Zhiwei

PY - 2015/6/1

Y1 - 2015/6/1

N2 - Lifestyle factors are responsible for a considerable portion of cancer incidence worldwide, but credible estimates from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) suggest that the fraction of cancers attributable to toxic environmental exposures is between 7% and 19%. To explore the hypothesis that low-dose exposures to mixtures of chemicals in the environment may be combining to contribute to environmental carcinogenesis, we reviewed 11 hallmark phenotypes of cancer, multiple priority target sites for disruption in each area and prototypical chemical disruptors for all targets, this included dose-response characterizations, evidence of low-dose effects and cross-hallmark effects for all targets and chemicals. In total, 85 examples of chemicals were reviewed for actions on key pathways/ mechanisms related to carcinogenesis. Only 15% (13/85) were found to have evidence of a dose-response threshold, whereas 59% (50/85) exerted low-dose effects. No dose-response information was found for the remaining 26% (22/85). Our analysis suggests that the cumulative effects of individual (non-carcinogenic) chemicals acting on different pathways, and a variety of related systems, organs, tissues and cells could plausibly conspire to produce carcinogenic synergies. Additional basic research on carcinogenesis and research focused on low-dose effects of chemical mixtures needs to be rigorously pursued before the merits of this hypothesis can be further advanced. However, the structure of the World Health Organization International Programme on Chemical Safety 'Mode of Action' framework should be revisited as it has inherent weaknesses that are not fully aligned with our current understanding of cancer biology.

AB - Lifestyle factors are responsible for a considerable portion of cancer incidence worldwide, but credible estimates from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) suggest that the fraction of cancers attributable to toxic environmental exposures is between 7% and 19%. To explore the hypothesis that low-dose exposures to mixtures of chemicals in the environment may be combining to contribute to environmental carcinogenesis, we reviewed 11 hallmark phenotypes of cancer, multiple priority target sites for disruption in each area and prototypical chemical disruptors for all targets, this included dose-response characterizations, evidence of low-dose effects and cross-hallmark effects for all targets and chemicals. In total, 85 examples of chemicals were reviewed for actions on key pathways/ mechanisms related to carcinogenesis. Only 15% (13/85) were found to have evidence of a dose-response threshold, whereas 59% (50/85) exerted low-dose effects. No dose-response information was found for the remaining 26% (22/85). Our analysis suggests that the cumulative effects of individual (non-carcinogenic) chemicals acting on different pathways, and a variety of related systems, organs, tissues and cells could plausibly conspire to produce carcinogenic synergies. Additional basic research on carcinogenesis and research focused on low-dose effects of chemical mixtures needs to be rigorously pursued before the merits of this hypothesis can be further advanced. However, the structure of the World Health Organization International Programme on Chemical Safety 'Mode of Action' framework should be revisited as it has inherent weaknesses that are not fully aligned with our current understanding of cancer biology.

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U2 - 10.1093/carcin/bgv039

DO - 10.1093/carcin/bgv039

M3 - Article

C2 - 26106142

AN - SCOPUS:84937708474

VL - 36

SP - S254-S296

JO - Carcinogenesis

JF - Carcinogenesis

SN - 0143-3334

ER -

Goodson WH, Lowe L, Carpenter DO, Gilbertson M, Ali AM, de Cerain Salsamendi AL et al. Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment: The challenge ahead. Carcinogenesis. 2015 Jun 1;36:S254-S296. https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgv039