Expanding global access to radiotherapy

Date: 
29 Sep 2015
Source: 
The Lancet Oncology
Audience: 
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Research

Radiotherapy is a critical and inseparable component of comprehensive cancer treatment and care. For many of the most common cancers in low-income and middle-income countries, radiotherapy is essential for effective treatment. In high-income countries, radiotherapy is used in more than half of all cases of cancer to cure localised disease, palliate symptoms, and control disease in incurable cancers.