Priority 18 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 chemotherapy beneficial? (JLA PSP Priority 18)
Overall ranking 18
JLA question ID 0025/18 
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 The radiotherapy on his lung tumour relieved the pressure and pain for a short time ~ The only treatment undertaken was radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy which really did not seem to benefit the patient who had terrible side effects and the chemo had to be stopped ~ Chemo-radiotherapy I believe makes quality of life for patients after treatment poor.
Comparison Drug
Submitted by Bereaved x 2 ~ Health Professional
Outcomes to be measured Quality of life
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