Malignant pleural mesothelioma: when is radiation therapy indicated?
Authors: van Thiel, Eric RE; Surmont, Veerle F; van Meerbeeck, Jan P
Source: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, Volume 11, Number 4, April 2011 , pp. 551-560(10)
Publisher: Expert Reviews
Abstract:Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor of serosal surfaces resistant to many current treatment options. This article will provide a comprehensive discussion of the latest developments in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, with a focus on radiation therapy. We will discuss the role of radiotherapy as a prophylactic, palliative and potentially curative treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. An update will be provided of the latest clinical trials including new treatment.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-04-01
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