Due to the associated nuclear security risks of cobalt-60 and cesium-137 isotopic teletherapy machines to treat cancer patients in developing countries, the effort to reduce the number of such machines has spurred innovation in the design of linear accelerators. A new article in WIRED, “Mini particle accelerators make cancer treatment safer for everyone,” highlights the dangers of these […]
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The growing trends toward isolationism and xenophobia make efforts of collaboration, person-to-person connectivity and sustainable partnerships such as those of ICEC even more important on a global level. Understanding the issues behind the global trends rather than simple condemnation can be of benefit in helping to improve existing relationships and conditions and to work toward […]
On October 5, 2016, the International Cancer Expert Corps Board of Directors hosted the second in a series of receptions, “Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care” at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. The purpose of the event series is to introduce the efforts of the organization to friends and colleagues in […]
On June 1, 2016, the International Cancer Expert Corps Board of Directors hosted the first in a series of receptions, “Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care” at the law offices of Baker & McKenzie, LLP in Washington, DC. The purpose of the event series is to introduce the efforts of the organization to friends […]
The BBC reports that Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine breaks and is likely beyond repair forcing thousands of patients to seek very limited radiotherapy options in Kenya or outside of Africa. Of the estimated 44,000 people diagnosed with cancer in Uganda and neighboring countries, nearly three-quarters of them are candidates for radiotherapy treatment. Read more.
Strategies to Enhance External Beam Cancer Therapy in Developing Countries While Permanently Reducing the Risk of Radiological Terrorism In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, governments across the globe have shown increased concern that terrorists could gain access to high-activity radiological sources that could be used in dirty bombs. Despite efforts to […]
“If only one effective radiation treatment unit is commissioned every week, it will take a century to solve this problem.” — Gap projections by the IAEA Dr. C. Norman Coleman’s and Dr. Bruce D. Minsky’s comment, “The Verdict is in: The Time For Effective Solutions to the Global Cancer Burden is Now,” supports the need […]