Sunday, August 28, 2005

Two articles about radiotherapy.

The April Radiotherapy and Oncology has two articles that seem pretty interesting, but unfortunately I can't get these in full text.  One proposes using single fraction (8 Gy) radiotherapy for metastatic spinal cord compression & claims to have good results (although, the appropriateness of XRT alone in spinal cord compression is being challenged).  The other article presents evidence that pain flares do in fact occur after radiotherapy for painful bony mets, at the rate of "2-16%."
If anyone can send me .pdf's of these articles I'd greatly appreciate it.


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