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Single-institution experience of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma at University of Catania

Future Oncology 2018 February 5 [Link]

Spatola C et. al.

Abstract

The multimodal approach to malignant pleural mesothelioma is gradually becoming the standard of care for this disease in patients with good performance status. Materials & methods: We report our experience concerning eight cases treated with the use of static step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy to the whole pleural cavity, in patients already undergoing surgical and/or antiblastic therapy. Results & conclusion: Results at a median follow-up of 16 months showed a median survival from the initial treatment of 29 months, with lung toxicity of grade II reported only in two patients.

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