UKSSB Quarterly eBulletin
January 2016



Other Clinical Items

Spinal Oncology Meetings and Development


4th British Spinal Tumour Group meeting - Primary Spinal Tumours Birmingham 10/11/15

The meeting reviewed:

    Proton Beam therapy
    Appropriate surgery for benign locally aggressive tumours
    Denosumab for GCT


7th Annual MSCC meeting (NHS supported) Birmingham 11/11/15

The meeting focussed on:

   Revision surgery
   Spinal instability


A principle conclusion after a survey monkey review and subsequent workshop discussion of the 2008 MSCC guidance being that this requires updating and approaches are being made to NICE to bring this forward.