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Radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma

The Lancet. Oncology 2017 September [Link] Perrot M1, Wu L, Wu M, Cho BCJ Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive disease that continues to be associated with poor outcomes. Although, traditionally this disease is considered to be resistant to radiotherapy, more recent evidence suggests that radiotherapy can produce positive outcomes. Over the past 15 […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma – Pleural cavity irradiation after decortication with helical tomotherapy

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy 2017 September [Epub 2017 August 11] [Link] Harrabi SB, Koerber SA, Adeberg S, Katayama S, Herfarth K, Debus J, Sterzing F Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive disease that poses a treatment challenge in spite of recent technical developments. The aim of this retrospective […]

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High-dose palliative radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 2017 July 20 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Foroudi F, Smith JG, Putt F, Wada M Abstract INTRODUCTION: High-dose radiotherapy to the hemithorax for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma is a controversial treatment. Between 2003 and 2013 our institution had a policy of giving hemithoracic radiotherapy to at […]

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Radio-immunotherapy and chemo-immunotherapy as a novel treatment paradigm in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Translational Lung Cancer 2017 June [Link] Wu L, de Perrot M Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasm with poor outcome. Novel radical radiation techniques using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have become an important component of therapy in mesothelioma. Immunotherapy also provides new therapeutic options. However, how best to integrate immunotherapy with […]

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Intensity modulated radiation therapy after extra-pleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma is feasible without fatal pulmonary toxicity and provides good survival.

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 March 29 [Epub ahead of print] [

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A pilot study of volumetric-modulated arc therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2016 March [Link] Runxiao L1, Yankun C1, Lan W Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an extremely difficult disease to treat. This pilot study investigates the feasibility of using volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), and compares VMAT to static field intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for five […]

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Radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

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Role of postoperative radiotherapy in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma : A propensity score matching of the SEER database

Clinical Oncology Department, Ain Shams University [2017 January 2] [Link] Abdel-Rahman O Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the prognostic impact of postoperative radiotherapy in patients with surgically resected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: MPM patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. A propensity-matched analysis was […]

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Intensity-modulated radiotherapy for relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma

Future Oncology (London, England) 2016 September 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Spatola C, Militello C, Tocco A, Salamone V, Raffaele L, Migliore M, Pagana A, Milazzotto R, Chillura I, Pergolizzi S, Privitera G Abstract The use of novel radiotherapy techniques is widely increasing, allowing clinicians to treat diseases that were previously difficult to treat […]

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Phase II Study of Hemithoracic Intensity-Modulated Pleural Radiation Therapy (IMPRINT) As Part of Lung-Sparing Multimodality Therapy in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 June 20 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Rimner A, Zauderer MG, Gomez DR, Adusumilli PS, Parhar PK, Wu AJ, Woo KM, Shen R, Ginsberg MS, Yorke ED, Rice DC, Tsao AS, Rosenzweig KE, Rusch VW, Krug LM. Abstract PURPOSE: We conducted […]

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