A model for decision making for the use of radiotherapy in lung cancer.

@article{Delaney2003AMF,
  title={A model for decision making for the use of radiotherapy in lung cancer.},
  author={Geoff P Delaney and Michael Bernard Barton and Susannah A Jacob and B. Jalaludin},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          120-8
        }
}
To develop an evidence-based benchmark for the use of radiotherapy in lung cancer, we did a systematic review of treatment guidelines on radiotherapy for lung cancer. We then constructed an optimum use of radiotherapy "tree" from epidemiological data, which shows the proportion of patients with clinical attributes indicating that they would benefit from radiotherapy. We calculated that the proportion of patients with lung cancer in whom radiotherapy is indicated (according to the best available… CONTINUE READING

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