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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Radiation. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia

Survival: 8.7 months
Toxicity Grade: 1
Treatments: Radiation
Country: Australia
City/State/Province: Perth
Hospital: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 7/2004

Patients: This study involved 43 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Only a subset of patients were administered the radiotherapy treatment.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of a single-dose of radiotherapy to prevent the metastasis that often takes place (i.e. 19% of the time) in the chest wall after a thoracoscopy.

Toxicity: Toxicities were described as mild with nothing over grade 1.

Results: There was no statistical difference in metastasis between the patients that received the radiotherapy, and those that did not. The overall median survival was 8.7 months.

Correspondence: Dr. S. Bydder

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