Biodegradable rectum spacers to reduce toxicity for prostate cancer

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPHNO)
Record ID 32018001175
Authors' objectives: The assessed technology is biodegradable rectum spacers added to conventional radiotherapy to (temporarily) position the prostate away from the rectum with the aim of reducing the side effects of radiotherapy. The objective of this rapid relative effectiveness assessment was to collaboratively address the research question: Is the application of a biodegradable rectum spacer more effective and/or safer for rectum toxicity than no rectum spacer for adult oncological patients with prostate cancer receiving curative radiotherapy?
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2020
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Requestor: HTA agencies
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
MeSH Terms
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Hydrogels
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Rectum
  • Radiotherapy
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Radiation Protection
Organisation Name: European Network for Health Technology Assessment
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