- Recommendation ID
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of low-energy contact X‑ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.
- Any explanatory notes
Further research should include randomised controlled trials comparing this procedure with standard care and report details of patient selection (including tumour type and suitability for surgery), patient-reported outcomes, quality of life and long-term outcomes.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer
- Date issued
- August 2019
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||Yes|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|