Research Study: Palliative Care for Metastatic Spinal Tumors

When a patient receives a metastatic cancer diagnosis, it is important to understand that the fight against cancer is ongoing and detection and maintenance of the disease is key. Fortunately, advancements in technology have improved cancer treatment strategies and survival rates.

In a recent study titled, “Palliative Strategies for the Management of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors,” a group of researchers examined the methods of treatment for spinal tumor patients who experienced discomfort.

The study notes that stereotactic body radiation therapy (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.

Read the full study here.

St. Louis CyberKnife treats spinal tumors with SBRT using CyberKnife® technology. The procedure is a noninvasive treatment option that does not require sedation or incision. Patients are treated within five treatment sessions and return to their normal routines immediately following each session. Learn more about the advantages of CyberKnife 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.