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Phase II/III Study of Image-Guided Radiosurgery/SBRT for Localized Spine Metastasis
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Multiple radiation treatments are frequently used to treat pain caused by cancer that has spread to the spine. Image-guided radiosurgery/stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a treatment that uses highly focused x-rays to deliver a single high dose on a specific area of the body. Image-guided radiosurgery/SBRT uses special equipment to position the patient and guide the focused beams toward the area to be treated and away from normal tissue.
There are 2 parts to this study. The part of the study you participate in depends on when you join the study. You will participate in Part A OR Part B but not both.
Part A: The purpose of this part of the study is to test whether it is possible to use the image-guided radiosurgery/SBRT to deliver radiation treatment to the cancer that has spread to your spine and is causing pain with image-guided radiosurgery/SBRT.
Part B: The purpose of this part of the study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of image-guided radiosurgery/SBRT to standard radiation therapy to find out which treatment provides the most rapid pain relief with the least side effects.
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RTOG 0631 SBRT
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