Title: Treatment of intervention sites of malignant pleural mesothelioma with radiotherapy: a Dutch-Belgian survey
Authors: De Ruysscher, Dirk ×
Slotman, B #
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Series Title: Radiotherapy and Oncology vol:68 issue:3 pages:299-302
Abstract: A survey was performed on the radiotherapy practice of malignant pleural mesothelioma in The Netherlands and Belgium in 2002. Thirty-eight out of 47 centres (81%) responded. Prophylactic radiotherapy to intervention sites is given by 32/38 (84%) centres, with all centres offering palliative radiation. For both prophylactic and palliative indications, all centres use hypo-fractionated schedules. The present study shows that in the radiotherapy community in The Netherlands and in Belgium, a de facto consensus exists that both prophylactic and symptomatic radiotherapy to intervention sites of malignant pleural mesothelioma are effective and that hypo-fractionated schedules should be used. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0167-8140
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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