Recommendation ID
New regimens for radiotherapy with curative intent:- Research should be considered into dose escalation in radiotherapy with curative intent, including stereotactic body irradiation (SBRT). Outcomes should include mortality, pulmonary complications, pulmonary function and validated quality of life measures (including assessment by EQ-5D).
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- There have been considerable technological advances in radiotherapy equipment that has allowed radiotherapy to be more accurately delivered to the tumour and hence less damaging to normal tissues. This has allowed new regimens to be developed, including stereotactic body irradiation (SBRT), which have not been evaluated adequately for their efficacy and toxicity.

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