Peter F. Orio III, DO, MS, discusses the critical role of rectal spacing in reducing the toxicity associated with radiation therapies in the treatment of prostate cancer. While not yet FDA approved, Dr. Orio reviews several pivotal trials on SpaceOAR and Barrigel which support the use of rectal spacing technology in prostate cancer treatment.
Dr. Orio underscores the role of rectal spacing technology in a patient-centric approach to cancer care. Throughout his presentation, Dr. Orio focuses on the mechanisms behind rectal spacing technology which preserve patient quality of life more effectively than traditional approaches when done correctly.
Dr. Orio then reviews the weaknesses and dangers of rectal spacer technology and analyzes reports in the FDA MAUDE database for SpaceOAR Classic, SpaceOAR Vue, and Barrigel. He cautions physicians and surgeons to know their own skill-level and to always choose the safety of the patient.Read More