Fifty-one patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma treated with helical intensity-modulated radiation therapy in presence of intact lungs were analyzed. A positron emission tomography positive volume ≥ 473 cc was found predictive of early death. A positron emission tomography positive volume < 205 cc was associated with longer survival in stage III to IV patients treated with simultaneous integrated boost, and also with higher late pulmonary ≥ grade 2 toxicity.
- Progressive disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cancer Research