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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Radiation. Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland



Survival: 26.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Radiation
   
Drugs:
Country: Switzerland
   
City/State/Province: Zurich
   
Hospital: Zurich University Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2014

Description:
Patients:
This study involved malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had received prior chemotherapy and surgery and were divided into two separate treatment groups. Group A consisted of 14 patients with an average age of 61 years; 13 were men. Groups B had 25 patients with an average age of 61 years; 22 were men.

Treatment:
Patients in group A were treated with highly conformal radiotherapy (HCRT).

Patients in group B were treated with 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT).

Toxicities:
There were treatment related deaths in group A due to septic shock and cardiac events.

There was one treatment related death in group B due to septic shock.

Results:
The median overall survival rates for groups A and B were 20.8 and 26.9 months, respectively.

Correspondence: Dr. Oliver Riesterer; email: oliver.riesterer@usz.ch

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