Pain Reduction for Bone Metastases
As we all know, pain from bone metastases can be a significant problem for people living with cancer. Most frequently, the pain is treated with some combination of pain medication and radiation.
The American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) is collaborating with institutions across the country on a clinical trial evaluating radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as a way to treat pain from bone metastases.
ACRIN is a national cancer research organization, funded by the National Cancer Institute, with the goal of improving the health, longevity and quality of life of cancer patients through the use of diagnostic imaging and image guided treatment procedures.
The ACRIN radiofrequency ablation trial is up and running at the following institutions:
University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University
Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
St. Elizabeth Health Center
Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
University of California Davis Cancer Center
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Comprehensive Cancer Center
St. Louis, MO
Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine
A generic patient brochure is available on the ACRIN website www.acrin.org/patientsinfo along with a contact list of participating institutions.
Additional information about the trial can be found in www.Clinicaltrials.gov.
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