Training and Education in Radiotherapy

In radiotherapy, patient outcomes depend on how clinicians use their equipment and techniques. Unfortunately, there is a large knowledge gap in many countries. Some hospitals do have advanced treatment systems yet lack the expertise required to use them to their full potential and with the highest safety.

Radiotherapy is also a team sport. Besides radiation oncologists, we also need medical physicists and radiation therapists to treat patients. The Elekta Foundation is working with partners to deliver courses to improve their skills.

Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology (TROD)Rayos Contra Cancer

Since the beginning of 2022, the foundation and the Turkish Radiation Society have co-organized two hands-on workshops to improve radiation oncologists contouring skills in cervical cancer and breast cancer treatment.

With Rayos Contra Cancer, we have funded several multi-course programs geared towards clinicians in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. For example, recent courses have been delivered for medical physicists who are new to VMAT/IMRT* treatment in English and Spanish. More than 1000 participants registered to join this program.

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*Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) / Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT)