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Brachytherapy in India: Learning from the past and looking into the future

In Brachytherapy
By: Kumar A.
Contributor(s): Chopra S | Mahantshetty U | Reddy VA.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 2020Description: .Subject(s): Brachytherapy | Challenges | Contributions | India | Infrastructure | Opportunities In: BrachytherapySummary: India has a longstanding tradition in the practice of brachytherapy and has actively contributed to the scientific literature by conducting prospective studies, clinical audits, developing innovative techniques, and performing randomized studies. Indian investigators have also contributed to international collaborative research, education, training programs along with guideline development for brachytherapy in cervix and head and neck cancers. The present article summarizes the key contributions to scientific literature, current infrastructure, skill set for brachytherapy, existing challenges, and strategy to further strengthen brachytherapy practice in the next decade.
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Address for Corresponding Author: schopra@actrec.gov.in

India has a longstanding tradition in the practice of brachytherapy and has actively contributed to the scientific literature by conducting prospective studies, clinical audits, developing innovative techniques, and performing randomized studies. Indian investigators have also contributed to international collaborative research, education, training programs along with guideline development for brachytherapy in cervix and head and neck cancers. The present article summarizes the key contributions to scientific literature, current infrastructure, skill set for brachytherapy, existing challenges, and strategy to further strengthen brachytherapy practice in the next decade.

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