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The implementation of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the UK

Williams, M. V., Cooper, T., Mackay, R., Staffurth, John Nicholas ORCID:, Routsis, D. and Burnet, N. 2010. The implementation of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the UK. Clinical Oncology 22 (8) , pp. 623-628. 10.1016/j.clon.2010.06.015

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Radiotherapy in the UK lags behind that in much of Europe in terms of both the low proportion of cancer patients gaining access to treatment and the long waiting times [1] and [2]. The technical quality of radiotherapy is also a cause for concern. The National Radiotherapy Advisory Group (NRAG) report published in May 2007 had an overall aim of developing world class radiotherapy [3]. The NRAG technology subgroup report envisaged that within 10 years 50% of patients would be treated by four-dimensional image-guided, adaptive radiotherapy, of which intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT] is a vital component [4]. This paper summarises the work of the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group (NRIG) in supporting the implementation of IMRT.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Publisher: Elsevier Limited
ISSN: 0936-6555
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 10:24

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