Hemithoracic radiation therapy after pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Neoplasms

abstract

  • Pleurectomy/decortication with adjuvant radiotherapy is not an effective treatment option for patients with MPM. Our results imply that residual disease cannot be eradicated with external RT with or without brachytherapy and that a more extensive surgery followed by external RT might be required to improve local control and overall survival.

publication date

  • November 15, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2005.03.041

PubMed ID

  • 16054774

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1045

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 63

number

  • 4