Palliative Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases: an ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline.

Nov 16, 2011 by

Lutz S, Berk L, Chang E, et al.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011; 79: 965-976.

PMID: 21277118

These society guidelines based on a systematic literature review specify eight recommendations on the use of radiotherapy, the mainstay treatment for spinal metastases. The paper also briefly discusses the role of surgery, but more importantly, this authoritative guide to radiotherapy enables surgeons to better coordinate multidisciplinary treatment with oncology colleagues.

web: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0360-3016/PIIS0360301610035777.pdf

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