Doctors Receive IAEA Training in 3-D Radiotherapy Tools to More Accurately Target Cancer

Doctors Receive IAEA Training in 3-D Radiotherapy Tools to More Accurately Target Cancer

29 July 2015

Hands-on training with the latest cancer treatment tools helps radiation oncologists — specialized doctors — to deliver precise radiation treatment for managing cancerous or malignant tumours while minimizing harm to healthy tissue caused by unnecessary radiation exposure. This type of training is often out of reach for doctors in low and middle income countries. With the launch of a series of new IAEA workshops, radiation oncologists are getting financial support and training in 3-D radiation therapy planning. 

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Last update: 29 July 2015