Supportive Oncology and Pain Management Center
The Supportive Oncology and Pain Management Center provides compassionate support and pain management treatments that improve the care and quality of life for patients.
Experts from a wide range of disciplines design personalized treatment plans in order to provide relief from surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Effective and modern therapies counter the effects of pain, fatigue, depression, cognitive functioning, nausea and weight loss. The experts will explore and identify the physical and psychological issues that each patient may have and move forward with a plan of support that maximizes daily functioning and strengthens coping skills.
Specialized Support and Pain Management at the Multidisciplinary Group for Bone Metastases
The Supportive Oncology and Pain Management Center’s multidisciplinary Bone Metastases Program was created to support and improve the lives of patients with advanced spinal and skeletal bone metastases. It is the only such program on Long Island and in New York City. Each individual’s case is comprehensively reviewed by the program’s multidisciplinary medical team, which evaluates the wide range of treatment options available and chooses the best treatments.
Supportive Oncology and Pain Management Treatments
Traditional pain management therapies as well as newer treatment options are an integral part of the supportive cancer care and pain management offered to patients. These treatments have been proven to improve quality of life and enhance patient outcomes and include:
- Percutaneous vertebral augmentation (PVA)
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
- Laser interstitial therapy (LIT)
- MRI directed sonography
Monthly Case-Review Meetings
The center holds regular case review meetings attended by specialists across such disciplines as medical oncology, interventional radiology, radiation medicine, neurosurgery, physiatry and supportive care. New treatment options and complicated cases are presented for multidisciplinary review.
Currently, the center is participating in trials of antihistamine therapies to control pain associated with chemotherapy growth factors. They are also conducting trials investigating new drugs for controlling weight loss, and special therapies for improving quality of life through art applications on a specially designed iPad, in collaboration with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Find a clinical trial.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducts research studies in an effort to find cures and treatments for the most common, debilitating and troubling diseases, including various cancers.