Proton beam therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  title={Proton beam therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Shahed N. Badiyan and Jason K. Molitoris and Mingyao Zhu and Erica Glass and Tejan P. Diwanji and Charles B. Simone},
  journal={Translational lung cancer research},
  volume={7 2},
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical techniques have made incremental improvements over the last few decades while new systemic therapies, including immunotherapies, show promise as potentially effective novel therapies. Radiation therapy has historically been used only in the palliative setting or as… CONTINUE READING