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Facing the Challenge • Partners Saving Lives • Increasing Access to Radiation Therapy
Fighting Cancerin Developing Countries
Did You Know?
Facts and figures on the cancer epidemic.
Facing the Challenge
Werner Burkart, IAEA’s Deputy Director General, Nuclear Science andApplications, discusses the IAEA’s role in improving cancer care andcontrol in the developing world.Interview by Sasha Henriques
Partners Saving Lives
Ana María Cetto, IAEA’s Deputy Director General, TechnicalCooperation, explains how the IAEA helps countries develop thenecessary tools to fight cancer.Interview by Sasha Henriques
Access to Radiotherapy8
At a glance, a global overview of how many people are served by asingle radiotherapy centre in their region.
Access to Afordable Radiation TherapySaves Lives10
The IAEA has launched a new initiative that challengesmanufacturers to provide affordable radiotherapy solutions for thedeveloping world.By Louise Potterton
An Emerging Epidemic
A personal account of encounters with cancer patients in East Africa.By Dana Sacchetti
Source o Hope
Set up in 2008 with the IAEA’s help, El Salvador’s only brachytherapycentre is located within the Cancer Institute “Dr. Narciso Díaz Bazán”. To date, over 1,000 women affected by cancer have receivedtreatment in the centre.By Nancy Falcon Castro/UNIDO
IAEA Bulletin 52-1 | September 2010