Malignant pleural mesothelioma: main topics of American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment

Malgorzata Szolkowska, Katarzyna Blasinska-Przerwa, Magdalena Knetki-Wroblewska, Piotr Rudzinski, Renata Langfort

Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, asbestos-related neoplasm with a poor prognosis. Men are more often affected than women and the incidence in males in the US is 1.5/100,000/year (according to data in the SEER database), in Turkey it is 2.88/100,000/year and in Great Britain it is 5.4/100,000/year (1,2).