Priority 17 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is giving a course of radiotherapy to mesothelioma patients (especially new techniques such as Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) before or after surgery beneficial? (JLA PSP Priority 17)
Overall ranking 17
JLA question ID 0025/17 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence No systematic reviews or studies identified
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Radio-therapy in Operated cases of Mesothelioma .Does it work and prolong survival? ~ Would like to know if radiotherapy should follow any operations or biopsies etc.  Were were told it would be done before the op and when we asked about it after the op were told ' it doesn't make any difference' so we didn't do it.
Comparison Surgery
Submitted by Health Professional ~ Bereaved
Outcomes to be measured Local control and survival
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014