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Cisplatin With or Without Raltitrexed in Treating Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura

Cisplatin With or Without Raltitrexed in Treating Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura

Background:
Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether receiving cisplatin with raltitrexed is more effective than cisplatin alone for malignant mesothelioma. This is a randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of cisplatin with or without raltitrexed in treating patients who have malignant mesothelioma of the pleura.