Recommendation ID
Selection of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for treatment with curative intent:- Further studies should be performed into factors that predict successful outcome of treatment with curative intent. Studies should include fitness parameters and functional imaging.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Despite much research into factors that predict a successful outcome after treatment with curative intent it is still not clear how these relate to the patient with borderline fitness. To ensure that fitness assessment is robust, consistent and meaningful, the place of exercise testing, lung function testing and functional imaging should be clearly defined by appropriately designed trials.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Lung cancer: diagnosis and management
Date issued
April 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No