SpaceOAR Clinical Studies
The recently published results of the SpaceOAR System randomized clinical trial demonstrated that the spacer was safe, that patients tolerated it well, and that the spacer significantly reduced rectum radiation injury. This reduced rectal radiation decreased reports of pain during radiation treatment, and 1 year after radiation treatment decreased the rectum complications by 71%.
In the year following radiation treatment, clinical trial patients that did not get SpaceOAR System were 3.5 times more likely to have rectal complications than those who did.
- –Grade 1: Mild, transient
- –Grade 2: Moderate, requiring prescription medication
- –Grade 3: Additional procedure required for treatment