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A time for change in approach

Access to radiation therapy is crucial to control the global growing burden of cancer. It is time for a different approach to be taken by the radiation oncology community to articulate the urgent need in investment in radiation therapy.

The article was published by
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International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume / Volumen: 89
Number / Número: 3
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 446-447
Year / Año: 2014
Month / Mes: july

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Principal institution where the research took place
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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Other articles written by the author David A Jaffray
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David A Jaffray was invited by SIIC on
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2014, october 31
  The authors' report was accepted on
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2021, march 9
The authors' report was accepted on
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2021, march 9
Published in siicsalud
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2021, june 7

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Bringing Global Access to Radiation Therapy: Time for a Change in Approach

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David A Jaffray1

1, Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canadá

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