Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for the treatment of oligometastatic cancer: a clinical review as part of a health technology assessment v1.0

Lachance CC, Tran K, Carson E, Kim J, Palma D, Loewen S, Rader T, MacDougall D, Ford C
Record ID 32018002263
Original Title: Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for the treatment of oligometastatic cancer
Authors' objectives: Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) is a newer form of radiation treatment that delivers high doses to specific body sites over a shorter treatment period than conventional radiotherapy. For cancer therapy, including oligometastatic cancer, SABR is a non-invasive alternative to surgical treatment and an option for patients who are medically inoperable. However, there is a need to determine which patients should be treated with SABR to achieve the greatest benefit and how their disease should be managed. To inform decision-making on the expanded use of SABR in Canada, CADTH is undertaking a Health Technology Assessment (HTA). As part of this HTA, a clinical review was completed regarding the effectiveness and safety of SABR, with or without standard care, for the treatment of oligometastatic cancer. This review is being regularly updated according to a living systematic review approach. CADTH is also undertaking an Environmental Scan of implementation considerations that will contribute to this HTA to further support decision-making.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2021
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Mini HTA
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Neoplasms
  • Radiosurgery
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Cancer
  • Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy
  • SABR
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Contact Address: 600-865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8 Canada. Tel: +1 613 226 2553; Fax: +1 613 226 5392;
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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

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