Medical and oncological management of malignant mesothelioma

Anna C Bibby, Lara Gibbs, Jeremy P Braybrooke

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Abstract

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, for which no curative oncological treatment currently exists. This article outlines the options for managing malignant pleural effusions, describes the developments in chemotherapy over the past 10 years and summarizes the evidence for prophylactic and palliative radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-9
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
Volume76
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Chest Tubes
  • Folic Acid Antagonists
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Effusion, Malignant

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