Clinical Trial Data for TheraSphere™ Y-90 Glass Microspheres Demonstrates Improved Survival in Primary Liver Cancer
The global, retrospective TARGET study evaluated the safety and efficacy of TheraSphere therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) – the most common type of primary liver cancer – using a dosing method known as multicompartment dosimetry, which maximizes the dose of Y-90 reaching the tumor while minimizing the radiation dose that reaches normal liver tissue. In the study, imaging software was used retroactively to calculate the dose delivered within each patient’s liver tissue. Data confirmed treatment was safe and well tolerated, with only 4.8% of patients experiencing adverse events, defined in the primary endpoint as ≥ Grade 3 hyperbilirubinemia. Hyperbilirubinemia, commonly referred to as jaundice, is the build-up of bilirubin in the blood and can indicate abnormal liver function.