Image-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer: an implementation study

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

E33042

CRP

2199

Approved Date

11 December 2018

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

31 October 2019

Expected End Date

31 December 2022

Participating Countries

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
India
Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia
Peru
Philippines
Turkey
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia

Description

•Protocols for all steps of the procedures for different modalities of HDRBT

•Treatment planning guidelines

•Guidelines for the transition from basic modalities to modern image guided brachytherapy

•Resources and costs calculations for different scenarios

Objectives

To overcome the barriers to scaling-up IGBT programmes so that it reaches all women with cervical cancer in LMICs.

Specific objectives

Primary objective:
• To understand the factors that affect the uptake, adaptation and adoption of IGBT in the treatment of cervical cancer [in LMICs]

Secondary objectives:
• To identify implementation problems, and main determinants that hinder access to IGBT for cervical cancer [in LMIC]
• To develop and test practical solutions to these problems that are specific to particular health systems and environments or that address a problem common to a region
• To understand how evidence-based IGBT should be modified to achieve sustained health impacts in real-world settings, including LMICs
• To determine the best way to introduce practical solutions into the healthcare system and facilitating their full-scale implementation, evaluation and modification
• To understand how to scale-up brachytherapy programmes for cervical cancer
• To understand the factors affecting sustainability of scaling-up brachytherapy for cervical cancer

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