UN nuclear watchdog agency helps bring radiotherapy technology to developing countries

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The IAEA and its partners help developing countries increase access to lifesaving radiotherapy treatment, Vietnam. (Photo: A. Leuker/IAEA)

Radiotherapy is one of the essential components of treatment for many forms of cancer.

But the technology and resources needed to treat the disease are expensive.

For many developing countries access to radiotherapy equipment is limited or non-existent.

Many cancer patients living in these countries either pay a large sum of money to get treated abroad or go untreated.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is working together with manufacturers and medical experts to bring affordable radiotherapy technology to developing countries.

Steve Thachet filed this report.

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