Mesothelioma in the Pleura, Pericardium and Peritoneum


This dataset has been developed for biopsy and resection specimens of mesothelioma in the pleura, pericardium and peritoneum.

Publication History

Minor update to the 3rd edition – Version 3.1 September 2022

3rd edition – September 2022. The 3rd edition includes changes to align the dataset with the 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Thoracic Tumours, 5th edition. Other minor updates were also included.

  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation: Klebe S, Brcic L, Galateau-Salle F, Dacic S, Roggli V, Nicholson A, Nowak A, Cooper W (2022). Mesothelioma in the Pleura, Pericardium and Peritoneum Histopathology Reporting Guide. 3rd edition. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-922324-33-7.

2nd edition – August 2017. Updated following the publication of the 8th edition of TNM staging. Other minor updates were also included.

1st edition – May 2016

  • Read more on the Mesothelioma dataset (1st edition) from the journal article written by the dataset authors: Dataset for Reporting of Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura or Peritoneum: Recommendations From the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR). Churg A, Attanoos R, Borczuk AC, Chirieac LR, Galateau-Salle F, Gibbs A, Henderson D, Roggli V, Rusch V, Judge MJ and Srigley JR. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 Oct;140(10):1104-10. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2016-0073-OA. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Expert Committee

The 3rd edition of the dataset for Mesothelioma in the pleura, pericardium and peritoneum was developed by the following international team:

  • Chair – Sonja Klebe, Australia
  • ICCR Series Champion – Wendy Cooper, Australia

Domain experts:

  • Luka Brcic, Austria
  • Francoise Galateau-Salle, France
  • Sanja Dacic, USA
  • Victor Roggli, USA
  • Andrew Nicholson, UK
  • Anna Nowak, Australia

Authors of previous editions of this dataset are available here.

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