Radiotherapy for the Lay Representative, London, 5 October 2012

 

This very successful day was organised on our behalf by the National Cancer Action Team and hosted by Tim Cooper, Associate Director Radiotherapy. The event aimed to give a wider understanding of radiotherapy and the role it plays so that lay members can act in a greater understanding and be more effective as lay reps on groups.

 

The day provided us with a new view and appreciation of radiotherapy as a key treatment for cancers. It has been the perception in the past that radiotherapy was the 'poor relation' in cancer treatments. The knowledge and enthusiasm that the speakers gave have shown us that with the new technologies radiotherapy can provide precise, targeted and personalised treatments. This will provide patients with improved outcomes and fewer longterm and often debilitating side-effects.

 

Radiotherapy has definitely reached the 21st century.

 

Please go to the download page to read all the presentations from the day.

 

For more information on Radiotherapy and the work of the National Cancer Action Team go to http://ncat.nhs.uk/our-work/ensuring-better-treatment/radiotherapy#tab-overview

 

To receive a daily email of current radiotherapy news contact radiotherapynews@zarko-flynn.co.uk

 

 

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ICPV Review 2018
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Open Letter to Government
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UK Therapeutic Cancer Prevention Network (UKTCPN)

An update from this new group was presented to the ECMC Annual Network Meeting in May 2016. Click here to download and read. 

UNITE2CURE

Call for immediate change to European Paediatric Medicine Regulation to save more lives of children and teens with cancer.
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