Y-90 Glass Microspheres
TheraSphere is a targeted HCC therapy consisting of millions of glass microspheres containing radioactive Yttrium-90 (Y-90). TheraSphere allows for personalization of treatment and greater flexibility by offering a multitude of standard and custom dose vial options to meet individual patient treatment goals. TheraSphere has demonstrated treatment success in a range of scenarios: curative or palliative, livers with single or multifocal tumors, portal vein thrombosis (PVT), and using subsegmental, segmental or lobar approaches1-8.
Strike first with three distinct advantages. We have a proven therapy to fight cancer* at every stage.8 We deploy a custom personalized dose to extend life, to improve life. We act with expert precision.
TheraSphere has demonstrated success in a range of scenarios: curative intent or palliative treatment, livers with single or multifocal tumors, with or without portal vein thrombosis (PVT)1-6.
Personalized dosimetry has a high correlation with overall survival7. Each dose arrives ready to deploy and is calculated for each patient, every time. For maximum tumor response.
Shrink and destroy liver tumors with precisely formulated, highly powerful glass microspheres, deployed with pinpoint precision.
*Refers to HCC (Liver Cancer)
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- Mazzaferro V, Sposito C, Bhoori S, et al. Yttrium-90 radioembolization for intermediate-advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase 2 study. Hepatology 2013;57(5):1826–37
- Vouche M, Habib A, Ward TJ, et al. Unresectable solitary hepatocellular carcinoma not amenable to radiofrequency ablation: multicenter radiology-pathology correlation and survival of radiation segmentectomy. Hepatology 2014;60(1):192–201
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- Garin et al, J Clin Oncol 38, 2020 (suppl 4; abstr 516)
- Salem R, Gabr A, Riaz A, et al. Institutional decision to adopt Y-90 as primary treatment for HCC informed by a 1,000-patient 15-year experience. Hepatology. 2017 Dec 1.