Provision first to adopt hydrogel for prostate patients



Four patients yesterday received an injection that provides the latest in protection from radiation damage during treatment for prostate cancer.

It’s a hydrogel called SpaceOAR, which when injected inside the body protects vulnerable, healthy tissue in the rectum, which sits adjacent to the prostate, from unwanted doses of radiation. Proton therapy already provides superior outcomes, with notably fewer side effects, to more traditional treatments of surgery or other forms of radiation. The Provision Center for Proton Therapy is the first proton therapy center to offer the product.

“The SpaceOAR product provides us with even more ability to keep our patients comfortable and further prevent long-term side effects as a result of their treatment,” said Marcio Fagundes, M.D.

For more information on proton therapy for prostate cancer, call 1-855-566-1600 to speak to one of our Care Coordinators.