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Can you tell me about the potential benefit of IMRT in mesothelioma?

Intensity modulated radiation therapy is an advanced technique of delivering radiation therapy. It can allow the radiation oncologist to avoid critical organs such as the heart and lungs and make the radiation therapy safer. It can also help focus the radiation on areas of disease which can potentially help improve control of the cancer. IMRT is a new technology and it still isn’t the standard of care for mesothelioma, but it does represent some of the exciting work that is being to help patients in the future.

--Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD, Mt. Sinai Medical Center


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Can you tell me about the potential benefit of IMRT in mesothelioma?