Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Radiotherapy Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer
The CER on which this CME activity is based considered the comparative effectiveness and safety of four types of external-beam radiotherapy: three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), two-dimensional radiotherapy (2DRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and proton beam therapy. Of 2,679 records found through an electronic literature search, 354 articles were retrieved for further screening. Thirty-eight articles that described comparative studies were abstracted. Of the 38 comparative studies, 5 were three-arm designs, so there were 48 total comparisons. Interventions in comparative studies included IMRT, 3DCRT and 2DRT; none included proton beam therapy.
Keywords: 2DRT | 3DCRT | head and neck cancer | IMRT | proton beam therapy | radiotherapy | comparative effectiveness
- Samson DJ, Ratko TA, Rothenberg BM, et al. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Radiotherapy Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer, Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 20 (Prepared by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0026). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10-EHC014-EF.
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