Priority 6 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the relative benefits of immediate standard chemotherapy compared to a watch and wait policy for mesothelioma patients? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0025/6 
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 Why is chemotherapy not started straight away after results?  ~ Chemotherapy was the only treatment on offer (though not needed as yet) ~ I have received one dose of radio therapy but no other medication.  1st diagnosed August 2012
Comparison None identified
Submitted by Bereaved ~ Patient x 2
Outcomes to be measured Survival and 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