Nuclear technology plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Over the past six decades, the IAEA has gained strong technical expertise and experience in the delivery of nuclear medicine and radiotherapy technology to developing countries.
The IAEA established the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) in 2004, with the goal of ensuring the integration of radiotherapy in comprehensive cancer control and of engaging with other international organisations such as the to address cancer control in a comprehensive way. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works closely with UICC, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and many other relevant collaborators to build a coalition of global partners committed to addressing the challenge of cancer in low- and middle-income countries.
In this talk, the Director General of the IAEA outlines the agency’s vision and activities on strengthening access to radiotherapy and nuclear medicine to improve cancer care around the world.
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