Photodynamic therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  title={Photodynamic therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Joseph S. Friedberg},
  journal={Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN},
  volume={10 Suppl 2},
Surgery is the treatment option most likely to be associated with prolonged remission in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, it remains investigational and must always be combined with other modalities to treat the microscopic disease that remains after the most aggressive operations. Improvements in quality of life for appropriate patients with this rare yet incurable cancer may be obtained with less drastic lung-sparing surgical procedures along with intraoperative use of… CONTINUE READING

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