Halcyon addresses global radiotherapy gap

May 9, 2017 OkonMedPhys  | Tags: CANCER IN AFRICA, CERVICAL, BREAST & PROSTATE CANCER IN AFRICA, IMRT, Halcyon

Improving Access to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment across Africa


Some 50-60% of cancer patients could benefit from radiation treatment, but in some low-income countries as few as 10% of patients have access to radiotherapy. According to a recent study published in Lancet Oncology, the combined needs of hospitals that don't currently have radiotherapy equipment and sites looking to replace existing systems will require an additional 22,000 linacs by 2035. (Tami Freeman is Editor of medicalphysicsweb.)
Article on the link below
http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/68665