Abbreviations

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Abbreviations

2G Second generation
3D Three-dimensional
3G Third generation
ACCP American College of Chest Physicians
ACP Advance care planning
ADLS Activities of Daily Living Scale
AI Angiogenesis inhibitors
ALK Anaplastic lymphoma kinase
ANITA Adjuvant Navelbine International Trialist Association
BAE Bronchial artery embolisation
BED Biologically equivalent dose
BTS British Thoracic Society
CAI Carboxyaminotriazole
CALGB Cancer and Leukemia Group B trial group
CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CHART Continuous, hyperfractionated, accelerated radiotherapy
CHARTWEL CHART weekend-less
CI Confidence intervals
CNS Central nervous system
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
CRT Chemoradiotherapy
CT scan Computed tomography scan
CTV Clinical Target Volume
DRR Digitally reconstructed radiographs
DVHs Dose volume histograms
EBUS Endo bronchial ultrasound
EML4 Echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4
ECOG PS Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status
EGFR Epidermal growth factor receptor
ENI Elective nodal irradiation
EORTC European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
FEV1 Forced expiratory volume in one second
FIS Functional independent survival
FNA Fine needle aspiration
GA General anaesthesia
GTV Gross Tumour Volume
HART Hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy
HR Hazard ratio
HRQOL Health-related quality of life
HVLT Hopkins Verbal Learning Test
IALT International Adjuvant Lung cancer Trial
ICC Intercostal catheter
IFRT Involved field radiotherapy
IHC Immunohistochemistry
IMRT Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
LACE Lung adjuvant cisplatin evaluation
LCNS Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist
LUNG ART Lung Adjuvant Radiotherapy Trial
MAb Monoclonal antibody
MCGP Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy
MIR Morphine Immediate release
MLD Mean total lung dose
Mm/r Morphine Modified release
MMPs Matrix metalloproteinases
MMSE Mini-mental status examination
MPE Malignant pleural effusion
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
NCCTG North Central Cancer Treatment Group
NNTB Number needed to benefit
NNH Number needed to harm
NNT Number needed to treat
NSAIDS Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
NSCLC Non-small cell lung cancer
OS Overall survival
PCI Prophylactic cranial irradiation
PD Progressive disease
PET scan Positron emission tomography
PFS Progression free survival
PORT Postoperative external beam radiotherapy
PS Performance status
PTV Planning Target Volume
QALY Quality Adjusted Life Years
QOL Quality of life
QUANTEC Quantitative Analysis of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic
RCT Randomised controlled trial
RFA Radiofrequency ablation
RR Relative risk or Response rate
RT Radiotherapy
RTOG Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
SABR Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
SCC Squamous cell carcinoma
SCLC Small cell lung cancer
SCLC-LS Small cell lung cancer - limited stage
SCLC-ES Small cell lung cancer - extensive stage
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results
SGP Supportive group psychotherapy
SMD Standardised mean difference
SRS Stereotactic radiosurgery
TAE Transcathether arterial embolisation
TKIs Tyrosine kinase inhibitors
TPC Tunnelled pleural catheter
VAS Visual analogue scale
VATS Video-assisted thoracic surgery
VEGF Vascular endothelial growth factor
WBRT Whole brain radiotherapy