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UMC’s new prostate cancer gel could reduce number of radiation visits for patients

University Medical Center is praising a new hydrogel oncologist say could reduce the number of radiation treatments for prostate cancer patients; from 30-45 to 5-16 treatments.

UMC’s Radiation Oncology team has introduced the SpaceOAR hydrogel that aids in targeting and treating prostate cancer, according to a hospital news release. This gel creates a temporary .5 cm to 1 cm barrier between the prostate and rectal wall that eliminates the negative effects of radiation to healthy rectums.

Read the full report from Michael Cantu here: https://www.kcbd.com/2019/06/26/umcs-new-prostate-cancer-gel-could-reduce-number-radiation-visits-patients/

source: KCBD