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Recent advances in mesothelioma

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Graham Dark


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The management of mesothelioma requires a multidisciplinary and multimodality approach to therapy; Chemotherapy offers an improvement in symptoms and quality of life; Patients with poor performance status require careful assessment; Age should not be a factor when deciding treatment; Much of the research from clinical studies to date is heterogeneous and many of the trials underpowered to detect small differences; Symptomatic benefit from anticancer treatment of mesothelioma is comparable with that of other tumours.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dark G

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Medicine

Year: 2003

Volume: 3

Issue: 4

Pages: 314-317

Print publication date: 01/07/2003

ISSN (print): 1470-2118

ISSN (electronic): 1473-4893

PubMed id: 12938743