Intensity modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer
Status Discontinued
Decision Selected
Process MTA
Referral date 01 March 2008
Topic area
  • Cancer
  • Therapeutic procedures

Provisional Schedule

Consultation on draft scope by stakeholders: August 2007
Information meeting with consultees: 02 September 2008
Closing date for invited submissions / evidence submission: 03 November 2008
Final scope published: July 2008
1st appraisal committee meeting: TBC
2nd appraisal committee meeting: TBC

Project Team

Assessment Group / Evidence Review Group: School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
Communications manager: Sarita Tamber
Executive Lead: Andrew Dillon
Project manager: Jeremy Powell
Technical Lead: Nicola Hay


Manufacturers / Sponsors Elekta Limited (various)
  Siemens Medical Solutions (SIMTEC IMRT)
  TomoTherapy (Hi Art)
  Varian Medical Systems UK Ltd (Smart Beam)
Others Department of Health
  Somerset PCT
  Shropshire PCT
  Welsh Assembly Government
Patient / Carer Groups Afiya Trust
  Age Concern England
  Black Health Agency (BHA)
  British Ethnic Health Awareness Foundation (BEHAF)
  Cancer Black Care
  Cancer Equality
  Cancer Laryngectomee Trust
  Cancer Voices
  Changing Faces
  Chinese National Healthy Living Centre
  CLIC Sargent
  Confederation of Indian Organisations
  Counsel and Care
  Equalities National Council
  Get A-Head
  Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity
  Help the Aged
  Let's Face it
  Macmillan Cancer Support
  Maggie's Centres
  Marie Curie Cancer Care
  Mouth Cancer Foundation
  Muslim Council of Great Britain
  Muslim Health Network
  National Association Of Laryngectomee Clubs
  National Cancer Alliance
  National Council for Palliative Care
  Rarer Cancers Forum
  Specialised Healthcare Alliance
  South Asian Health Foundation
  Sue Ryder Care
  Tenovus Cancer Information Centre
Professional groups Association of Cancer Physicians
  Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Nurses
  British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons
  British Association of Services for the Elderly
  British Association of Surgical Oncology
  British Dental Health Foundation
  British Geriatrics Society
  British Oncological Association (BOA)
  British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS)
  Cancer Research UK
  Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
  Royal College of General Practitioners
  Royal College of Nursing
  Royal College of Pathologists
  Royal College of Physicians, Medical Oncology Joint Special Committee
  Royal College of Radiologists
  Royal College of Surgeons
  Royal Society of Medicine – Intellectual Disabilities Forum
  Society and College of Radiographers
  United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society
Assessment Groups National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment
  School of Health & Related Research - Sheffield
Associated Guideline Groups National Collaborating Centre for Cancer
Associated Public Health Groups None
Comparator manufacturer(s) Elekta Limited (3D CRT)
  Siemens Medical Solutions (3D CRT)
  Varian Medical Systems UK Ltd (3D CRT)
General Age Concern Cymr
  Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Board of Community Health Councils in Wales
  British National Formulary
  Cancer Care Cymru
  Department of Health,┬áSocial Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland
  Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  National Association for Primary Care
  National Public Health Service for Wales
  NHS Alliance
  NHS Confederation
  NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency
  NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
  Scottish Medicines Consortium
  Welsh Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
Relevant research groups Institute of Cancer Research
  King's College Hospital Maxillofacial Unit - The Head and Neck Oncology Group
  Head and Neck Cancer Research Trust
  MRC Clinical Trials Unit
  National Cancer Research Institute
  Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity
  Radiological Research Trust
  Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
24 June 2009 The appraisal was removed from the NICE work programme

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