Research Study: Palliative Care for Metastatic Spinal Tumors

A recent study details the efficacy of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for the treatment of metastatic spinal tumors.

The study titled, “Palliative Strategies for the Management of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors,” examined the methods of treatment for spinal tumor patients who experienced discomfort. The study notes that SBRT assisted patients with long-term pain reduction and increased local control of the disease either as the primary form of treatment, or in combination with other treatment methods.

You can read more about the study here.

CyberKnife Center of Chicago treats spinal tumors with SBRT using CyberKnife® technology. This non-invasive procedure does not require sedation or surgery. Patients are treated within five outpatient sessions and typically return to their normal routines immediately following treatment.

Learn more about the advantages of CyberKnife treatment for spinal tumors here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.