Malignant pleural mesothelioma: Updates for respiratory physicians
Clinics in Chest Medicine
School of Medical and Health Sciences / Graduate Research
Key Points: * The global incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma is predicted to continue to rise, especially in developing countries where use of asbestos is less regulated. * There have been many developments in mesothelioma management, particularly molecular diagnostics and immunotherapy treatment. * Optical care of mesothelioma patients requires multidisciplinary involvement of both medical (i.e. pulmonology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, palliative care) and allied health (i.e. dietics, physiotherapy/exercise physiology) species.