Radiation Therapy Support
CPCSG has been asked to publicise information about a new treatment, SpaceOAR Hydrogel, which is beginning to be taken up in the UK:
I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Mark Buckley the European Marketing Manager for SpaceOAR Hydrogel an implantable device which creates space between the prostate and rectum for radiotherapy.
We have recently opened our UK headquarters in Northampton and are working with a number of private and public hospitals who have started to use our device. Due to the high levels of public interest in prostate cancer we have been approached by a range of media organisations who would like to share some local and national stories from doctors who have been involved with, and patients who have benefited from our product. This has resulted in increased levels of interest from patients across the UK who are considering radiation therapy and they have approached us through our website.
Due to the high level of interest and questions posed from prostate cancer patients, I would like to understand if any of our patient support literature would be useful for your patient groups? Also what further information on our device would help you provide support, and answer questions for your patients who may be researching into new technology? We have provided a range of information pieces to local hospitals but I would like to make sure as many patients as possible are able to have access to the most accurate information available.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
European Marketing Manager
For a two page summary click here: ML247-_SpaceOAR_Newsletter_Content_Boilerplate_EDITS.docx
For the four page patient guide click here: ML-172_Rev_A_SpaceOAR_Patient_Guide.pdf
You can find the webpage link by clicking https://www.spaceoar.com/ and please email Mark directly on email@example.com if you would like more information, or if you have any further questions about SpaceOAR.
Some of us are taking part in Megan Bendall's Gloucestershire University photographic project. Megan is creating a a book of portraits of people living with (all kinds of) cancer as well as those who have beaten it - including people's supporters, family and friends. . If you'd like to be part of Megan's work, please contact Cheltenham Maggie's, or CPCSG on the usual email.
This month we will have an open forum, general discussion.
Please visit our new Treatments page. This month it features an introduction to SpaceOAR Hydrogel, as mentioned by John Copsey in a recent Maggie's meeting.