Recommendations for the treatment of children with radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC): A position paper from the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS-LMIC) and Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries (PODC) working groups of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)


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Parkes J., Hess C., Burger H., ANACAK Y. , Ahern V., Howard S. C. , ...Daha Fazla

PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, cilt.64, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 64
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pbc.26903
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER

Özet

Pediatric radiotherapy is a critical part of pediatric oncology protocols and the quality of the radiotherapy may determine the future quality of life for long-term survivors. Multidisciplinary team decision making provides the basis for high-quality care. However, delivery of high-quality radiotherapy is dependent on resources. This article provides guidelines for delivery of good quality radiation therapy in resource-limited countries based on rational procurement and maintenance planning, protocol development, three-dimensional planning, quality assurance, and adequate staff numbers and training.