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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jan;52(1):127-9. doi: 10.1002/pbc.21718.

Treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma in pediatric patients.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

Abstract

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare and often aggressive malignancy, mostly affecting asbestos exposed adults. We present four pediatric peritoneal cases treated with a cisplatin-based doublet regimen, the standard of care in the systemic therapy of adult mesothelioma. Treatment was well tolerated, and three of these patients have achieved long-term survival. The fathers of three of the patients worked in the construction industry and may have been the source of indirect asbestos exposure.

PMID:
18819151
DOI:
10.1002/pbc.21718
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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