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Emerging Models for Global Health in Radiation Oncology

Wilfred Ngwa, Twalib Ngoma


In response to the growing global health challenge in the fight against cancer, there is now a greater need for radiation oncology health professionals across institutions to collaborate and be more globally engaged. Emerging Models for Global Health in Radiation Oncology is a response to the need for a book that comprehensively covers the important and emerging field of radiation oncology. This insightful book highlights the emerging models for global radiation oncology, and serves as a useful resource to facilitate participation and greater effective collaborative global cancer care, research, and education. It is suitable for researchers, students, health professionals, and anyone interested in the global oncology community.

About Editors

Wilfred Ngwa is Director of Global Health Catalyst at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and University of Massachusetts, and Medical Physicist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He has published two books and has won a number of awards and prizes including the 2015 BRIght Futures Prize for his innovative new technology designed, for use during radiotherapy, to kill cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body.

Twalib Ngoma is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist working at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. He is the founder of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Tanzania and was Executive Director of ORCI from 1996 to 2014. He has dedicated much of his career to improving oncology services in Tanzania and globally. He is a recipient of 2009 Nazli Gad-el-Mawla Award given by the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) for outstanding contributions to cancer control by an individual from a country with limited resources and the 2015 Harvard Global Health Catalyst Award Winner as Africa Ambassador.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Radiation Oncology Global Health Chapter 2: Challenges and new opportunities in Global Radiation Oncology Chapter 3: Current Models of global radiation oncology Chapter 4: ICT-powered Models of global radiation oncology Chapter 5: Low cost technologies for global radiation oncology Chapter 6: Global Radiation Oncology made simpler: Practical guide and recommendations for high impact radiation oncology global health Chapter 7: Global radiation oncology: Quo Vadis?


Hardback ISBN: 9780750312257

Ebook ISBN: 9780750312240

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1224-0

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Global Health and Radiation Oncology


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