Practical aspects for the integration of radiotherapy services in national cancer programmes

Course Overview

The course is delivered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a leading international organisation that specialises in ensuring scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field, which inlcudes safe delivery of and access to radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients around the world.  

This courses consists of 5 modules which cover a number of topics, guiding learners from an introduction to radiotherapy through to understanding the resources and actions necessary to integrate radiotherapy services into a health system.

Target Audience

Cancer control professionals with an interest in learning about the need for radiotherapy and its integration into the health system

Learning Objectives

Following completion of this course, participants will be able to understand:

  1. Why radiotherapy is an essential component of the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer
  2. Different types of radiotherapy treatment and the equipment needed.
  3. The benefits of radiotherapy in survival and local control.
  4. The setup and cost of radiotherapy services and the resources required.
  5. Education and research related to radiotherapy. 

Course Timeline

May - June 2020 Applications open
15-30 June 2020 Review of applications and notification of selected participants
July - October 2020 Master course delivery
Meet the course faculty

This course is delivered by experts in radiation oncology from around the world.

Course Leader

Eduardo Zubizarreta

Eduardo Zubizarreta

Title: Head of Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section
Organisation: Division of Human Health - Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA.

Zubi is Head of the Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section (ARBR) at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). After a career of 26 years as a radiation oncologist in Argentina and Uruguay zubi joined the IAEA in 2006. He has been responsible for 100 technical cooperation projects worldwide and for many technical publications, and has conducted several research projects. He collaborated with the Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control (GTFRCC) and is actively engaged in several global health projects.   

"As the gap in access to radiotherapy is so big in low-income regions we need to be creative but at the same time realistic to choose interventions that can obtain the biggest impact with minimum effort."

Faculty Members

Name: Kamal Akbarov
Organisation: ARBR-IAEA, Austria

Name: Yavuz Anacak
Organisation: EGE University, Turkey.

Name: Supriya Chopra
Organisation: Tata Memorial Centre, India

Name: Lisbeth Cordero
Organisation: ARBR-IAEA, Austria

Name: Jake Van Dyk
Organisation: Western University, Canada

Name: Surbhi Grover
Organisation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA

Name: Timothy Hanna
Organisation: Cancer Research Institute at Queen’s University, Canada

Name: Kirsten Hopkins
Organisation: ARBR-IAEA, Austria

Name: Alfredo Polo
Organisation: ARBR-IAEA, Austria

Name: Ben Prajogi
Organisation: ARBR-IAEA, Austria

Name: Danielle Rodin
Organisation: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

Name: Jan Wondergem
Organisation: Leiden University, The Netherlands

Name: Mei Ling Yap
Organisation:  Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research; Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre; Macarthur Cancer Centre; University of Sydney; University of New South Wales, Australia.

This course is delivered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Last update: 
Tuesday 12 May 2020
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