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Radiotherapy in Cancer Care

Facing the Global Challenge

Eduardo Rosenblatt (editor) , Eduardo Zubizarreta (editor)

ISBN: 9789201150134

Publication Date: Mar 2018

Format: Hardback

Currently, access to radiation treatment is limited in many countries and non-existent in some. This lack of radiation therapy resources exacerbates the burden of disease and underscores the continuing health care disparity among states. 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.
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Cancer treatment is complex and calls for a diverse set of services. Radiation therapy 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 radiation therapy 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 the new radiotherapy technologies, proton beams, carbon ion, intraoperative radiotherapy, radiotherapy for children, treatment of HIV-AIDS malignancies, and costing and quality management issues.
Pages 277
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2018
Publisher International Atomic Energy Agency
Subject/s Radiotherapy   Medical physics   Nuclear medicine  

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