Malignant Pleural mesothelioma is a relatively rare but aggressive form of cancer with very poor prognosis. Platinum-based chemotherapy has been the only therapeutic option in first-line. Currently, the efficacy of second-line therapy remains unproven and is a major unmet need. The diagnostic markers too lack specificity and are yet not effective to detect mesothelioma in early stages.
This infographic highlights the types of pleural mesothelioma, current clinical research, biomarkers and future outlook.
Mesothelioma, considered as a rare and occupational related cancer, is likely to become more common due to increasing exposure to Asbestos. Several countries are yet to see the peak incidence, whereas in some countries it is misdiagnosed or under reported. This infographic attempts to provide the basic statistics around Mesothelioma to understand the impact of this disease on an individual and country level.