Treatment Details - 8.7 months | Surviving Mesothelioma

Treatment Details – 8.7 months

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

Description:
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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