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Shorter course of radiotherapy effective for palliation of painful bone metastases
...e of 8 Gy should become the standard treatment for palliation
of localized painful bone metastases," they write....ddressed the use of short-course radiation for the palliation
of bone metastases. "[T]hree very large randomized trials have all demonstrated that single-fractio...
Surgeons lack training in palliative surgical options
...tion in the article. Because the goals of surgical palliation
must be balanced with the associated risks of surg...ffects the recommended treatment option to achieve palliation
of disease-related symptoms in patients with advanced malignancies. Thus, we advocate a continued ef...
Columbia scientists present research findings at AHA Scientific Sessions
... is more consistent with prolongation of life than palliation
of disease. Given these findings, Dr. Russo says clinicians and researchers must find alternative management strategies that improve outcomes, minimize suffering, and/or reduce expenditures. REPAIRING DAMAGE FROM HEART FAILURE USING STEM CELLS Fi...