NCI Definition: A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm affecting the pleura. A representative example of primary malignant pleural neoplasm is the malignant pleural mesothelioma. A representative example of metastatic malignant neoplasm to the pleura is metastatic carcinoma that has spread to the pleura from another anatomic site. [1]

Disease Details

Malignant Neoplasm of Pleura, Pleural Cancer, Malignant Neoplasm of the Pleura, Cancer of the Pleura, Malignant Tumor of the Pleura, Malignant Tumor of Pleura, Cancer of Pleura, Malignant Pleural Tumor
Pleural Neoplasm
Pleuropulmonary Blastoma


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.