The current and future burden of cancer incidence in developing countries requires the planning, establishment and upgrading of radiotherapy services at the national level. This publication is a practical guide outlining the main issues at stake when planning national radiotherapy services. It provides an assessment of the cancer burden, evaluates the existing resources, and determines what is needed and how to cover the gap in a resource oriented rational way. The publication will be of practical value to decision makers and programme managers in public health facing the organization or reorganization of radiotherapy services in their countries.
IAEA Human Health, Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Sustainable Development, Radioisotopes in Medicine, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy, Teletherapy, Cancer, Quality Assurance, Radiology, Radiation Protection, Member States, Developing Countries, Low and Middle Income Countries, Cancer Therapy, Cancer Deaths, Diagnosis and Treatment, Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, PACT, Cancer Control Programme