Call to improve radiotherapy access around world


David Jaffrey, an ICEC Advisory Board member, co-lead this initiative with GTFRCC. The original article below is courtesy of BBC News on September 26th, 2015 and can be viewed here.

Data compiled by a team of international experts to expand global access to radiotherapy will be presented in Vienna at the European Cancer Congress. Radiotherapy is an important element of comprehensive cancer treatment and care for many common cancers, and is essential for effective treatment. Unfortunately, the majority of people in low-income countries have no access to much needed radiotherapy treatment.  Research indicates increasing the accessibility of radiotherapy treatment is possible and a highly cost-effective investment.

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