Radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  title={Radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={E. Chapman and E. G. Berenstein and M. Di{\'e}guez and Z. Ortiz},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  • E. Chapman, E. G. Berenstein, +1 author Z. Ortiz
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
  • BACKGROUND Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a relatively uncommon disease, but the incidence is increasing and is expected to peak in many developed countries in the next two decades. The management of patients with malignant mesothelioma is controversial. Very few patients are suitable for any potentially curative treatment and the effectiveness of radical therapy with surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy in curing patients or prolonging survival is uncertain. The role of radiotherapy is… CONTINUE READING
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