Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: Guidelines for Palliative Treatment of Spinal Metastases

January 19, 2021
Matthew Fowler

The latest episode of CancerNetwork®’s podcast examines a review article focusing on spinal metastases and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

In this episode, CancerNetwork® speaks with Ashwatha Narayana, MD, a professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and chairman of radiation oncology at Northern Westchester Hospital. Narayana co-authored a review article titled “Guidelines for Palliative Treatment of Spinal Metastases: Choosing Between Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Conventional Fractionation.”

The article published in the January issue of the journal ONCOLOGY® analyzes the surrounding literature regarding palliative radiation therapy for spinal metastases. Moreover, the investigators provide recommendations algorithmically for best selecting patients with metastatic disease for palliative spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy.

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