Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1158 - Robotic image-guided stereotactic precise beam radiosurgery and radiotherapy

Application number

1158
Application nameRobotic image-guided stereotactic precise beam radiosurgery and radiotherapy for prostate and lung
Description of medical serviceRobotic image-guided stereotactic precise beam radiotherapy is a form of image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), which aims to better target and provide accurate delivery of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT)* to a tumour site – thereby reducing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. It utilises information collected from x-rays, computerised tomography, ultrasound or similar imaging technologies as part of the planning and delivery of a course of EBRT.

* EBRT is a cancer treatment that delivers high-energy radiation to tumor sites with the primary goal is stopping the division of tumor cells.
Description of medical conditionProstate Cancer
Patients who are newly diagnosed and who have had a biopsy to diagnose prostate cancer, and are in the ‘high risk’ stratifications suitable for radiation therapy as an adjuvant therapy with androgen deprivation therapy.

Lung Cancer
Patients with peripherally-located or centrally-located non-metastasised non-small cell lung cancer that is either T1 or T2 and N0, M0, up to 5cm maximum diameter (Stage 1 NSCLC), and who are not suitable or refuse surgery.
Stage 1 – Pre-assessment meeting16 February 2010
Suitability for assessment agreed23 February 2013
Stage 2 - Lodgement of Proposed Protocol from Applicant20 April 2011
PASC meeting (Draft Protocol)14 - 15 September 2011
Release for public comment (Consultation Protocol)7 October 2011 – 4 November 2011
PDF version Consultation Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (prostate) - (PDF 202 KB)
Word version Consultation Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (prostate) (Word 443 KB)

PDF version ConsultationDecision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (lung) (PDF 200 KB)
Word version Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (lung) (Word 466 KB)
Second PASC meeting (if applicable)1 – 2 December 2011
PDF version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (prostate) (PDF 761 KB)
Word version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (prostate) (Word 939 KB)

PDF version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (lung) (PDF 761 KB)
Word version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (prostate) (Word 1031 KB)
Final Protocol-
Stage 3 - Submission of evidence (Assessment Report)Submission based assessment – Received on 14 June 2012
Submission withheld at the request of the Applicant.
ESC meeting11 - 12 October 2012
Stage 4 - MSAC meeting29 - 30 December 2012
MSAC minutes and PSDPDF version Public Summary Document (PDF 1162 KB)
Word version Public Summary Document (Word 460 KB)
Date noted by Minister-
Date of implementation (if applicable)N/A

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