Greenville Online –  May 4, 2016

New treatment targets pain in cancer patients

Battling breast cancer has been a roller coaster ride for Leslie Blakely full of ups and downs, of fears and hopes…. –  November 19, 2015

Check Your Health: Procedure helps eliminate common cancer pain

Every year, 300,000 people suffer from spinal tumors associated with some of the most common types of cancer – breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer…. – October 7, 2015

Man walks again after spinal tumor removed at baptist

Experts say spine tumors are like a Pac Man that consumes bone, and for one Baptist Health patient, the tumor nearly rendered him immobile and he needed a stretcher to get to the hospital…. –  March 2, 2015

Cancer breakthrough helps ease Kansas man’s pain..

The Patriot News  – February 26, 2015

Targeting pain: New spine procedure brings relief to Lower Allen Township cancer patient

There’s nothing like pain – and freedom from it – to make a person thankful for the most routine things in life, like being able to lie down, take a shower or just get dressed….

Interventional Oncology –  February 18, 2015:

Radiofrequency Ablation of Vertebral Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Metastasis With the STAR Tumor Ablation System After Attempted Palliation With External Beam Radiation

A 22-year-old female presented with intractable lumbar pain secondary to stage IV alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) originating from the right psoas muscle….

The Spokesman Review  – December 23, 2014

STAR treatment: Radiofrequency energy used to kill tumors in vertebrae

Cancer patient Jeff Hinz of Post Falls calls it a nuke, delivered by a new medical device that targets radiofrequency energy to heat and kill tumors in vertebrae, normally a tricky area for such precision….

WCBS – October 14, 2014

See how STAR provided Mr. Fitzgerald pain relief from Painful Metastatic Spinal Tumors


Interventional Oncology – October 9, 2014

The STAR Tumor Ablation System for Metastatic Spinal Tumors: An Interview With Clifford Howard Jr., MD

Historically, treatment for painful spinal metastases has been conservative, with most providers relying on radiation or narcotic pain management….

New York Daily News – July 21, 2014

Retired FDNY firefighter receives cutting-edge spinal treatment to minimize pain 

As a New York City firefighter, Blaise DelBianco was used to daily tests of his strength. But his biggest challenge came once he hung up his hat for good…. – May 15, 2014

South Jordan Woman Fights Cancer with New Alternatives

SOUTH JORDAN — Michelle Thompson is knee-deep into stage 4 cancer, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at her….

Deseret News – May 14, 2014

The Star Treatment, South Jordan Woman Fighting Cancer in Unique Ways

At one point, Thompson said, she was so weak that she’d put her dirty laundry in a pillowcase and kick it down the hallway to the washing machine, to be cleaned a few pieces at a time….