Palliative Radiotherapy

Palliative radiotherapy: An evolving centerpiece of supportive care

Palliative radiotherapy: An evolving centerpiece of supportive care

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A new role for conformal radiotherapy is evolving. Targeted treatment can offer effective palliative management of pain and other side effects of cancer.

Palliative radiation use for lung cancer higher than advised

Palliative radiation use for lung cancer higher than advised

In metastatic lung cancer patients, bone and chest radiotherapy doses are higher than recommended.

Y-90 radioembolization extends life in liver cancer

Higher doses of yttrium-90 (Y-90) than previously used in intra-arterial radioembolization to treat persons with liver tumors provide results when chemotherapies have failed.

ASTRO issues guideline for palliative radiotherapy in bone metastases

Radiotherapy is a successful and time-efficient means by which to palliate pain and/or prevent the morbidity of bone metastases, according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

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