Research could change course of treatment for cancer that spreads to bones

150x120MicroCT%20cropped.jpgNew research by Southern Methodist University and UT Southwestern Medical Center holds promise for the thousands of people whose cancer has spread to their bones.

A common treatment for such patients is radiation surgery — even though very little is known about radiosurgery's impact on bone strength, says Edmond Richer, associate professor of engineering at SMU.