Palliative Thoracic Radiation Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: 2018 Update of an American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Evidence-Based Guideline

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The guideline examines the use of concurrent chemotherapy (CC) with palliative thoracic external beam radiation (EBRT). Patients with incurable stage 3 NSCLC and stage 4 NSCLC are considered. Outcomes of interest include overall survival, local and regional control, distant failure, toxicity, and quality of life.