Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Metastatic Spinal Tumors: A Research Study

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can serve as a nonsurgical form of treatment to relieve pain associated with spinal tumors.

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

Published in the April 2014 issue of Cancer Control, the study notes that stereotactic body radiation therapy 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 the full study here.

New Jersey CyberKnife treats spinal tumors with SBRT. This non-invasive procedure is a treatment that does not require sedation or surgery. Patients are treated within five outpatient sessions and typically return to their normal routines immediately following each 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.