[Comment] Modelling radiotherapy availability in the Asia-Pacific region

January, 01, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

Radiotherapy is a cornerstone in the multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. In 2012, the Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control estimated that, if all patients with cancer with an evidence-based indication for radiotherapy worldwide had access to radiotherapy, more than 580 000 patients would be cured each year, amounting to 1 million by 2035.1 These figures pertain to the global cancer population, including patients that receive palliative radiotherapy, for whom long-term benefits are not anticipated, and even those for whom radiotherapy is not indicated.

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