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RIS citation export for THPMP038: Collaborative Strategies for Meeting the Global Need for Cancer Radiation Therapy Treatment Systems

AU  - Dosanjh, M.
AU  - Aggarwal, A.
AU  - Angal-Kalinin, D.
AU  - Apsimon, R.
AU  - Boogert, S.T.
AU  - Burt, G.
AU  - Coleman, N.
AU  - Collier, P.
AU  - Cross, A.W.
AU  - Konoplev, I.V.
AU  - McIntosh, P.A.
AU  - Militsyn, B.L.
AU  - Pistenmaa, D.A.
AU  - Sheehy, S.L.
AU  - Syratchev, I.
AU  - Wuensch, W.
ED  - Boland, Mark
ED  - Tanaka, Hitoshi
ED  - Button, David
ED  - Dowd, Rohan
ED  - Schaa, Volker RW
ED  - Tan, Eugene
TI  - Collaborative Strategies for Meeting the Global Need for Cancer Radiation Therapy Treatment Systems
J2  - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019
CY  - Melbourne, Australia
T2  - International Particle Accelerator Conference
T3  - 10
LA  - english
AB  - The idea of designing affordable equipment and developing sustainable infrastructures for delivering radiation treatment for patients with cancer in countries that lack resources and expertise stimulated a first International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC) championed, CERN-hosted workshop in Geneva in November 2016. Which has since been followed by three additional workshops involving the sponsorship and support from UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). One of the major challenges in meeting this need to deliver radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is to design a linear accelerator and associated instrumentation system which can be operated in locations where general infrastructures and qualified human resources are poor or lacking, power outages and water supply fluctuations can occur frequently and where climatic conditions might be harsh and challenging. In parallel it is essential to address education, training and mentoring requirements for current, as well as future novel radiation therapy treatment (RTT) systems.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 3526
EP  - 3529
KW  - linac
KW  - electron
KW  - radiation
KW  - vacuum
KW  - permanent-magnet
DA  - 2019/06
PY  - 2019
SN  - 978-3-95450-208-0
DO  - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPMP038
UR  - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/thpmp038.pdf
ER  -