3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The Institute has also issued Interventional Procedures guidance on the use of photodynamic therapy for advanced bronchial carcinoma and photodynamic therapy for localised inoperable endobronchial cancer.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
November 2005

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedures overview of cryotherapy for malignant endobronchial obstruction', February 2005.

Information for the public

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients, carers and those with a wider interest in healthcare. It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.