Radiotherapy for the treatment of pain in malignant pleural mesothelioma: a systematic review.

@article{Macleod2014RadiotherapyFT,
  title={Radiotherapy for the treatment of pain in malignant pleural mesothelioma: a systematic review.},
  author={Nicholas Macleod and Anastasia Price and N P O'rourke and Marie T. Fallon and Barry J. A. Laird},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={133-8}
}
Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat pain in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The purpose of this systematic review is to examine the evidence for this practice. Medline (1946-2013), Embase (1974-2013) and Central (The Cochrane Library Issue 9, 2012) databases were searched. Eligible studies met the following criteria: MPM (histological or radiological diagnosis), radiotherapy given with the intent of improving pain, response rates to radiotherapy reported, dose and fractionation… CONTINUE READING

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