The Role of Post-Surgical Radiation in Mesothelioma Survival
More research is needed before we will know whether radiotherapy after mesothelioma surgery can improve mesothelioma survival. That’s the conclusion of a newly-published assessment performed by an Egyptian doctor.

The study, which tracked more than 2,000 mesothelioma patients over a ten-year period, found that, while some radiotherapy patients did live longer, the benefits did not extend to patients with a certain mesothelioma subtype.

- Radiotherapy and Mesothelioma Survival

To compile the report, clinical oncologist Omar Abdel-Rahman, MD, of Ain Shams University in Cairo used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to identify 2,166 mesothelioma patients who underwent mesothelioma surgery between 2000 and 2013....