Radiation: Prostate Cancer VL

Discussion on Prostate Rectum Spacing in Radiation Therapy - Lawrence Karsh

(Length of Discussion: 15 min) Dr. Lawrence I. Karsh discusses SpaceOAR Hydrogel and it's use as a prostate-rectum spacer for treating prostate cancer with radiation therapy. He presents a study he took part in which aimed to evaluate the safety of the prostate-rectum spacer application technique as well as the following: the implant quality and resulting rectal dose reduction, acute and long term...

SpaceOAR® Hydrogel Application Video -Marcio Fagundes

SpaceOAR ® System Application with Dr. Fagundes (Full Procedure) (Length of video - 10 minutes) Dr. Marcio Fagundes, Medical Director and Vice Chair at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, presents the technique to inject SpaceOAR ® or hydrogel between the prostate and the rectum via a transfer needle approach. The full procedure is demonstrated starting with pre-application pre...

Hydrogel Spacer Prospective Pivotal Trial - Neil Mariados

Neil Mariados - Journal Club Review: Hydrogel Spacer Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Pivotal Trial: Dosimetric and Clinical Effects of Perirectal Spacer Application in Men Undergoing Prostate Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy STUDY SUMMARY: Prostate radiation therapy rectal toxicity is largely due to the prostate-rectum proximity. A randomized, controlled, multicente...