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A Balanced Approach to Radiotherapy: Integrating Cobalt-60 Machines and Linear Accelerators Treatment

Thanks to recent advances in technology, health authorities are able to select from among a variety of radiotherapy technologies. An IAEA General Conference side event held today provided guidance on the most important factors to be considered when deciding on the type of radiotherapy equipment to invest in for cancer treatment. Read more →

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Education, Leadership and Support are Key to Attracting More Women to Nuclear

Women play an increasingly important role in the nuclear field as scientists, engineers and managers, but there is still a long way to go to achieve equal representation. Panellists discussed this challenge and possible solutions at the IAEA's fourth 'Women in All Things Nuclear' event, held on 27 September in the margins of the 60th General Conference. Read more →

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Global Network Paves Way for Enhanced Nuclear Safety and Security

Member States shared their experiences with implementing IAEA peer review missions in nuclear safety and security at a plenary meeting of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) today. Read more →

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Prompt Detection and Treatment: New United Nations Joint Global Programme to Prevent Cervical Cancer

In 2012, over 260 000 women worldwide died of cervical cancer - equivalent of one woman dying every two minutes. Over 90% of these deaths occurred in developing countries. Read more →

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Exchanging Views on the Implementation of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its Amendment

How can we ensure effective implementation of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment, which entered into force on 8 May this year, and facilitate universal adherence to this key nuclear security agreement? Read more →

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