First N.Z. Prostate Cancer Patient Treated With SpaceOAR Technology

First N.Z. Prostate Cancer Patient Treated With SpaceOAR Technology
New Zealand's Kathleen Kilgour Centre (KKC) has treated the country's first patient  with Augmenix's SpaceOAR system, a medical device that protects men from rectal complications after prostate cancer radiation therapy. Because the prostate and the rectum are anatomically adjacent, radiation therapy targeting the prostate can injure the rectum and cause pain, discomfort or diarrhea. The SpaceOAR system works by injecting an hydrogel into the space between the prostate and the rectum, generating a pressure force that pushes the organs further away from each other. As a result, during prostate radia
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