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Stereotactic radiotherapy a win in patients with painful spinal metastases


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ASTRO 2020
Reuters Health - 29/10/2020 - Treating spinal metastases with fewer and higher doses of radiation reduces pain more effectively than conventional palliative radiation, shows a new study from the Canadian Cancer Trials Group. More than twice as many patients treated with 24 Gy in two stereotactic body-radiation therapy (SBRT) fractions reported lasting and complete pain relief compared to those treated with 20 Gy in five conventional radiation (CRT) fractions. The findings were presented during a press briefing October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual annual meeting. "This is the first phase III randomized trial that has shown an improvement with dose escalation for painful spinal lesions," lead author Dr. Arjun Sahgal, deputy chief of radiation oncology at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre of the University of Toronto, said in a statement. "Pain deteriorates a patient's quality of life and nobody with advanced cance...


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