NCI Definition: A malignant neoplasm of the pleura or peritoneum, arising from mesothelial cells. It is associated with exposure to asbestos. [1]

Malignant mesotheliomas most frequently harbor alterations in BAP1, CDKN2A, NF2, CDKN2B, and TP53 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Malignant Mesothelioma

BAP1 Mutation, CDKN2A Loss, CDKN2B Loss, NF2 Mutation, and SETD2 Mutation are the most common alterations in malignant mesothelioma [2].

Top Alterations in Malignant Mesothelioma

Significant Genes in Malignant Mesothelioma

BAP1 +

NF2 +

Disease Details

Malignant Tumor of Mesothelium, Malignant Tumor of the Mesothelium, Malignant Mesothelial Tumor, MESOTHELIOMA, MALIGNANT, Malignant Neoplasm of Mesothelium, Malignant Neoplasm of the Mesothelium, Malignant Mesothelial Neoplasm
Biphasic Mesothelioma, Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma, Epithelioid Mesothelioma, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma, Ovarian Malignant Mesothelioma, Pericardial Malignant Mesothelioma, and Peritoneal Malignant Mesothelioma


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.