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ASTRO Guideline on Palliative Radiation Therapy for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) - Update

Published: July 2018 (Web posted April 2018)

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2018 and 2011 Recommendation Comparison Table

This guideline updates the recommendation on the use of concurrent chemotherapy in combination with palliative electronic beam radiation therapy for patients with locally-advanced and advanced non-small cell lung cancer based on new high-quality evidence published since the original 2011 guideline.

Endorsed by:

  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists


Palliative Radiation and Supportive Oncology (CME)
Practical Management, Emerging Evidence and Technological Advances in SCLC (CME)
Guideline Slide Set
Patient Brochure (Palliative Care)
Patient Brochure (Lung Cancer)

Previous/full version:

ASTRO's 2011 Full-Text Guideline: Palliative Thoracic Radiotherapy in Lung Cancer


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