[PDF] Guidelines of the European Respiratory Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Source:
European Respiratory Society - ERS
Publisher:
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Publication date:
01 March 2010

Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumour but with increasing incidence and a poor prognosis. Asbestos exposure is the main factor involved in pathogenesis, which can explain the rise in incidence of MPM since the 1960s. These ERS recommendations aim to provide clear, concise, and up-to-date guidelines on the management of MPM.