The role of radiation treatment in pleural mesothelioma: Highlights of the 14th International Conference of the International mesothelioma interest group

Robert M. MacRae, Miranda Ashton, Olivia Lauk, Wesley Wilson, Noelle O'Rourke, Charles B. Simone, Andreas Rimner

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Abstract

Radiation remains an important component of mesothelioma treatment in 2018. Its use as a treatment modality continues to evolve as the technology for planning and delivery continues to improve. Use of radiation to improve local control in the involved hemithorax has been a common adjuvant treatment post extrapleural pneumonectomy for many years. Modern treatment options with advanced planning techniques including protons and intensity modulated radiation therapy lead to new potential options for treatment post lung-sparing surgery or in the unresectable setting. Presentations and discussions on the implementation of these strategies for palliation, treatment of oligometastatic recurrence or unresectable disease were the focus of a session dedicated to the role of radiation therapy at the 14th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group and are reviewed in this article. Preclinical data to better understand how to integrate radiation and the delivery of novel systemic therapy approached like check point inhibitors are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalLung Cancer
Volume132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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