A radiation oncologist in Victoria, Australia says a tested radiation technique may improve the life expectancy for mesothelioma patients. The technique involves administering high doses of radiotherapy to decrease the activity of tumor masses. These high doses are considered much higher than conventional doses which, in many cases, offer poor results.
Dr. Malcolm Feigen, research team leader and oncologist at Victoria’s Austin Health Centre, feels strongly that he and his team have it right—higher doses of radiotherapy is the answer for many mesothelioma patients. In addition to mesothelioma, high dose radiotherapy (or High-dose rate (HDR) radiation therapy) is used by many oncologists to treat gynecological cancers, prostate cancer, and others.
“Because mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer and most difficult to treat, these kinds of programs are vital to the research being done,” said Neil Maune, partner at MRHFM. “That is why MRHFM encourages cutting edge programs that will increase life expectancies for patients and ultimately lead the way to a cure for mesothelioma cancer. We strive to provide as much up to date information on new treatments and programs such as this on our website http://www.mesotheliomabook.com for the benefit of mesothelioma victims and their families. ”
Dr. Feigen’s pilot program included 13 mesothelioma patients. Most had surgery prior to radiotherapy, while others had chemotherapy before and after the high dose radiation treatments. Feigen presented his findings on the Comcare website. According to Feigen, his radiotherapy treatment has given mesothelioma patients an average of “two years more to live.”
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