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Predictors of Pain Palliation After Radiation Therapy for Painful Tumors: A Prospective Observational Study.

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Summary of "Predictors of Pain Palliation After Radiation Therapy for Painful Tumors: A Prospective Observational Study."

Although radiation therapy (RT) is an important part of treatment for cancer pain, prediction of the patient's pain response remains difficult. We evaluated the characteristics of patients, their tumors, and their pain to identify the predictors of pain palliation after RT for painful tumors.

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Name: International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
ISSN: 1879-355X
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