(UPCC 14153) A Randomized Phase II Trial of Radical Pleurectomy and Post-Operative Chemotherapy With or Without Intraoperative Porfimer Sodium-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy for Patients with Epithelioid Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
A randomized Phase II trial to test whether the addition of intraoperative Photofrin-mediated photodynamic therapy to radical pleurectomy and post-operative chemo.improves OS in the treatment of patients with epithelioid MPM. Subjects assigned to the PDT arm will be given the photosensitizer prior to surgery . All subjects will receive maximal surgical debulking. Subjects in the PDT arm will receive intraoperative treatment using real-time, isotropic light dosimetry.