Re-evaluating the role of palliative radiotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  title={Re-evaluating the role of palliative radiotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Peter Leon Jenkins and Rebecca Milliner and Clare Salmon},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={47 14},
PURPOSE To determine the objective response rate of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) to short course radiation therapy. METHODS We reviewed the cases of 54 patients with advanced MPM who were treated with palliative radiotherapy according to a standardised institutional policy. Pre- and post-treatment computed tomography scans were used to assess response. RESULTS Fifty-seven percent of patients reported some improvement in their symptoms following radiotherapy. The radiology response… CONTINUE READING


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