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2013-10-09 12:54:33

For cancer patients dealing with the pain of tumors that have spread to their bones, doctors typically recommend radiation as a palliative therapy.

2011-12-22 06:21:33

Spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging, and it can lead to spinal cord compression causing problems with dexterity, numbness in the hands, ability to walk, and potential bladder and bowel function.

2011-12-16 12:21:08

Spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging.

2011-07-15 06:01:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for XGEVA® (denosumab) for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) (pathological fracture, radiation to bone, spinal cord compression or surgery to bone) in adults with bone metastases from solid tumors.

2011-02-18 12:16:04

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee has developed a guideline for the use of radiation therapy in treating bone metastases.

2010-04-27 12:53:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiosurgical approaches to cancer treatment are showing promise in the treatment of lung, liver, and spinal tumors, according to four leading clinical experts who presented at a symposium in New York earlier this month.

2009-07-07 16:29:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that a pivotal, Phase 3, head-to-head trial evaluating denosumab versus Zometa(R) (zoledronic acid) in the treatment of bone metastases in 2,049 patients with advanced breast cancer met its primary and secondary endpoints and demonstrated superior efficacy compared to Zometa.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
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