TITLE

Good reasons to correct gap in utilisation of an old faithful

AUTHOR(S)
Atkinson, Chris
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
New Zealand Doctor;11/6/2013, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the aid of innovation advances in improving precision of radiation oncology. It explores innovation of radiation therapy in treating cancer in New Zealand as well as highlights the significance of accuracy through sophisticated planning systems in better targeting tumours in three dimension. The lack of evidence of the efficacy of radiation oncology is discussed.
ACCESSION #
91922832

 

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