Aim: 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 amedian survival from the initial treatment of 29 months, with lung toxicity of grade II reported only in two patients.
|Titolo:||Single-institution experience of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma at University of Catania|
SPATOLA, CORRADO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|