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Proton Beam Therapy for the Treatment of Locally Advanced Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 18, 2016
Project Number: RB0980-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of proton beam therapy for the treatment of locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of proton beam therapy for the treatment of locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of proton beam therapy for the treatment of locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma?

Key Message

Six non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of proton beam therapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma.