Study Shows Cryoablation Helps Relieve Pain in Bone Metastasis

Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD, led a research team that proved cryoablation to be “a safe, effective and powerful tool in the multidisciplinary treatment of painful bone metastases.” Cryoablation uses extreme cold to kill cancer cells. Jennings — professor of radiology and chief of musculoskeletal radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis — and his team studied 66 patients in 11 sites across the U.S.

Jennings hopes the study brings more education and awareness to patients who could benefit from cryoablation, which can significantly reduce pain.

Read more on the Radiological Society of North America’s website.