Medical and oncological management of malignant mesothelioma

Anna C Bibby, Lara Gibbs, Jeremy P Braybrooke

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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
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


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

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