Radiation therapy reduces pain in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
1 day ago - By Healio
Single-fraction radiation therapy reduced hepatic pain among most patients with end-stage hepatocellular carcinoma or liver metastases, according to randomized phase 3 study results presented at ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.
Researchers also observed a trend toward longer survival among those assigned radiation.
“I absolutely believe this is practice-changing,” researcher Laura A. Dawson, MD, FRCPC, FASTRO, chair of the department of radiation oncology at University of Toronto and practicing radiation oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, told Healio. “We
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