DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for malignant mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma [DOID:1790]

Mesothelioma (or, more precisely, malignant mesothelioma) is a rare form of cancer that develops from transformed cells originating in the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos.

Synonyms:  malignant mesothelioma,  DOID:1790,  Diffuse malignant Mesothelioma,  Mesothelioma, malignant (morphologic abnormality),  advanced malignant mesothelioma ...

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