About The Author

Research Director of the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE), and Prinicipal of the Cancer Research Theme Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. His main clinical interests are in lymphoma and brain tumours. He has reviewed cancer services in Australia and overseas . Prof Barton has worked for IAEA on radiotherapy projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. CCORE benchmarks have been adopted in Australia, Europe and Great Britain.

A Look At Radiotherapy In Small Countries

About half of all cancer patients will need radiotherapy at least once in the course of their illness for a cure, prevention of tumor recurrence, or palliation of cancer symptoms (1). We estimated that in 2012 globally there were 7 million new cases of cancer each year who would benefit from radiotherapy. The safe and