SpaceOAR hydrogel — is the difference worthwhile?

SpaceOAR hydrogel is spacer injected between the rectum and the prostate that increases their separation (in men being treated with external beam radiation therapy). This allows less radiation targeted at the prostate to hit the rectum. The research group published an interim 15-month report in 2015, and now Hamstra et al. have published their final report based on 3 years of follow-up. … READ MORE …

SpaceOAR hydrogel decreases rectal radiation dose, but is it worthwhile?

Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Augmenix Corporation’s hydrogel spacer for use in the US, as announced in their press release. The rectal spacer has been used in Europe since 2010. … READ MORE …