A randomised trial of single-dose radiotherapy to prevent procedure tract metastasis by malignant mesothelioma

Sean Bydder, M. Phillips, D.J. Joseph, F. Cameron, N.A. Spry, Y. Demelker, A.W. Musk

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    Abstract

    A single 9-MeV electron treatment, following invasive thoracic procedures in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, was examined. In all, 58 sites were randomised to prophylactic radiotherapy or not. There was no statistically significant difference in tract metastasis. A single 10-Gy treatment with 9-MeV electrons appears ineffective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-10
    JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
    Volume91
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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