Helping Asia Fight Cancer Through Advanced Brachytherapy

Helping Asia Fight Cancer Through Advanced Brachytherapy

24 November 2015

Cervical cancer patients often require a specific, technically challenging treatment that is not always readily available in developing countries. In Asia, which accounts for close to half of the world’s cervical cancer deaths, the IAEA has completed a four-year project to increase survival rates. Over 1,000 specialists were trained on 3D image-guided brachytherapy, an advanced form of radiotherapy.

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15 September 2015

Radiation Technologies in Daily Life

Radiation Technologies in Daily Life

Photo Essays

On 24 September 2015, irradiated liquid highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel was removed from a research reactor at the Radiation and Technological Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The following pictures document the removal operation from the reactor hall to the airplane at Tashkent International Airport carrying the fuel to Russia.  (Photo S. Tozser/IAEA)

Route to Security: Removing HEU Fuel from a Research Reactor in Uzbekistan View Essay →

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Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Established by UNESCO in 2001, this day is set out to demonstrate why and how science is relevant to our daily lives. This year’s theme on ‘Science for a Sustainable Future’ highlights the essential role of science and scientific research in meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
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Here’s a look at a few different areas where nuclear science and technology and the IAEA can contribute to sustainable solutions for development problems many people face every day across the globe.

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The clothes industry is a major source of income for many countries. But before textiles can be turned into garments, they need to be dyed. Wastewater from dyeing processes is leading to environmental pollution.  The IAEA supports the use of a radiation technology to address this issue.

E-Beam Treatment for Wastewater View Essay →

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The photos in this collection were taken during a Safeguards Comprehensive Training Exercise at Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic on 11 June 2015.
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Photos by D. Calma
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© IAEA 2015

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