If you have a diagnosis of MPM and you have pain from your disease which is not controlled with painkillers, you may be eligible to take part in SYSTEMS-2. Your chest doctor or your pain control team will be able to refer you to your local cancer specialist for consideration of radiotherapy.
If your local hospital is recruiting to SYSTEMS-2, your oncologist will be able to assess whether you are eligible to enter the trial and will talk to you about this. If you are eligible this does not mean that you have to participate- taking part in the trial is entirely voluntary and if you decide that you don’t want to take part you can still receive standard dose radiotherapy outside the trial.
Centres which are recruiting to SYSTEMS-2 can be found here. If your local hospital is not taking part in the study, you would still be able to receive standard dose radiotherapy.