About the Authors

Michele Carbone

Contributed equally to this work with: Michele Carbone, Erin G. Flores, Mitsuru Emi

mcarbone@cc.hawaii.edu (MC); Hyang@cc.hawaii.edu (HY)

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Erin G. Flores

Contributed equally to this work with: Michele Carbone, Erin G. Flores, Mitsuru Emi

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Mitsuru Emi

Contributed equally to this work with: Michele Carbone, Erin G. Flores, Mitsuru Emi

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Todd A. Johnson

Affiliation Laboratory for Medical Science Mathematics, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan

Tatsuhiko Tsunoda

Affiliation Laboratory for Medical Science Mathematics, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan

Dusty Behner

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Harriet Hoffman

Affiliation Genealogy from the Hart, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Mary Hesdorffer

Affiliation Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Masaki Nasu

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Andrea Napolitano

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Amy Powers

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Michael Minaai

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Francine Baumann

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Peter Bryant-Greenwood

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Olivia Lauk

Affiliation Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie Universitätsspital, Zürich, Switzerland

Michaela B. Kirschner

Affiliation Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie Universitätsspital, Zürich, Switzerland

Walter Weder

Affiliation Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie Universitätsspital, Zürich, Switzerland

Isabelle Opitz

Affiliation Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie Universitätsspital, Zürich, Switzerland

Harvey I. Pass

Affiliation Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America

Giovanni Gaudino

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Sandra Pastorino

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Haining Yang

mcarbone@cc.hawaii.edu (MC); Hyang@cc.hawaii.edu (HY)

Affiliation Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Competing Interests

MC has pending patent applications on BAP1 and provides consultation for mesothelioma expertise and diagnosis. The remaining authors have declared that no conflict of interests exists.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC HY. Performed the experiments: EGF ME TAJ TT MN AN PBG. Analyzed the data: EGF ME TAJ TT SP MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH HIP. Wrote the paper: SP MC EGF TAJ ME. Contributed to the interpretation of the results: SP FB AP MC. Performed the genealogy search: HH DB MM. Contributed to the genealogy search: GG OL MBK WW IO. Contributed to pedigree construction: MM.