Radiation Oncology/CNS/Cancer pain

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  • St. Petersburg; 2006 (Russia) PMID 16715713 -- "[Proton irradiation of the pituitary gland for alleviating pain in patients with disseminated prostate cancer] -- [Article in Russian]" (Kondrate'ev BV, Vopr Onkol. 2006;52(1):92-4.)
    • Retrospective. 80 prostate cancer patients with pain from bony mets. Stereotactic ablation of frontal lob of pituitary. Narrow beams of 1,000 MeV protons.
    • Outcome: 70% suspended pain meds, remainder decreased
    • Toxicity: No untoward side-effects