Modern Radiotherapy Technology: Obstacles and Opportunities to Access in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Priyamvada Maitre, Rahul Krishnatry, Supriya Chopra, Soehartati Gondhowiardjo, Beda Mnamala Likonda, Qazi Mushtaq Hussain, Eduardo H. Zubizarreta, Jai Prakash Agarwal

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Abstract

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have a large burden of cancer with differential population needs and outcomes compared to high-income countries. Access to radiotherapy, especially modern technology, is a major challenge. Modern radiotherapy has been demonstrated with better utility in overall cancer outcomes. We deliberate various challenges and opportunities unique to LMICs' set up for access to modern radiotherapy technology in the light of discussions and deliberations made during the recently concluded annual meeting of Tata Memorial Centre, India. We take examples available from various LMICs in this direction in our manuscript.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e2100376
JournalJCO Global Oncology
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

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