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Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Radiotherapy Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer

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Key Question 3 of the CER asked: Are there differences in comparative effectiveness of IMRT, 3DCRT, 2DRT, and proton beam therapy for specific patient characteristics?

Upon review of the literature, it was determined that no comparative studies addressing this key question exist, thus no conclusions could be reached.

Level of evidence: Insufficient

Key Question 4 of the CER asked: Are there differences in comparative effectiveness of IMRT, 3DCRT, 2DRT, and proton beam therapy for user experience, target volume delineation, or dosimetric parameters?

Upon review of the literature, it was determined that no comparative studies addressed this key question, thus no conclusions could be reached.

Level of evidence: Insufficient