Extrapleural pneumonectomy, photodynamic therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma

@article{Du2010ExtrapleuralPP,
  title={Extrapleural pneumonectomy, photodynamic therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma},
  author={Kevin Lee Du and Stefan Both and Joseph S. Friedberg and Ramesh Rengan and Stephen M. Hahn and Keith A. Cengel},
  journal={Cancer Biology \& Therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={425 - 429}
}
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has recently been proposed for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Here, we describe our experience with a multimodality approach for the treatment of mesothelioma, incorporating extrapleural pneumonectomy, intraoperative photodynamic therapy and postoperative hemithoracic IMRT. From 2004-2007, we treated 11 MPM patients with hemithoracic IMRT, 7 of whom had undergone porfimer sodium-mediated PDT as an intraoperative adjuvant to… 

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