Radiotherapy in Cancer Care: Facing the Global Challenge

Non-serial Publications

Subject Classification: 0103-Medical physics (including dosimetry)

English STI/PUB/1638; (ISBN:978-92-0-115013-4); 544 pp.; 68 figures; € 62.00; Date Published: 2017

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Cancer treatment is complex and calls for a diverse set of services. Radiotherapy is recognized as an essential tool in the cure and palliation of cancer. Currently, access to radiation treatment is limited in many countries and non-existent in some. This lack of radiotherapy resources exacerbates the burden of disease and underscores the continuing health care disparity among States. Closing this gap represents an essential measure in addressing this global health equity problem. This publication presents a comprehensive overview of the major topics and issues to be taken into consideration when planning a strategy to address this problem, in particular in low and middle income countries. With contributions from leaders in the field, it provides an introduction to the achievements and issues of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment modality around the world. Dedicated chapters focus on proton therapy, carbon ion radiotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, radiotherapy for children, HIV/AIDS related malignancies, and costing and quality management issues.

Medical Physics, Dosimetry, Cancer, Radiotherapy, Treatment, Medical Care, Cure, Developing Countries, Palliation, Proton Therapy, Carbon Ion, Intraoperative Radiotherapy, Children, HIV, AIDS, Malignancies, Quality Management, Costs, Low and Middle Income Countries, Technology, Economic Factors, International Organizations, WHO-IAEA Joint Programme, Radiation Oncology, Ionizing Radiation, Radiation Protection, Cancer Diagnoses, Regulatory Infrastructure, Assessment, Evaluation, Education, Clinical Training, Safety Measures, Quality Audit, Paediatric Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, Research, Nuclear Medicine, Gender Equality, Brachytherapy

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