The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

@article{Waite2007TheRO,
  title={The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Kyle J Waite and David M. Gilligan},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={182-7}
}
Radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma has historically been limited by its efficacy. However, the increasing incidence of this tumour and the emergence of new technologies present a number of opportunities and challenges for this treatment modality. Radiotherapy is used to palliate mesothelioma patients with chest wall pain. Responses of over 60% have been seen, although the duration of response is often disappointing. The optimum dose has not been shown and many… CONTINUE READING

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