NCI Definition: Malignant mesothelioma that arises from the pleura. It is characterized by the presence of epithelioid and sarcomatoid components, with each component representing at least 10% of the tumor. [1]

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

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Pleural Biphasic Mesothelioma

CDKN2A Loss, CDKN2B Loss, NF2fs, BAP1 Mutation, and NF2 Nonsense are the most common alterations in pleural biphasic mesothelioma [2].

Top Alterations in Pleural Biphasic Mesothelioma

Disease Details

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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Pleural Mesothelioma, Biphasic Type
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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 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

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