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Asian Cooperation and Global Trends in Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer

  • Shingo KatoEmail author
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Abstract

Brachytherapy plays an important role in the treatment of cervical cancer. Japan is a pioneer of high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer and has made great contributions in the establishment of optimal therapy for this disease over the course of five decades. Japanese institutions have recently conducted several clinical studies of three-dimensional image-guided brachytherapy. Based on these experiences, several Japanese institutions have conducted international cooperative activities on radiotherapy for cervical cancer with other Asian countries for over 20 years.

Keywords

Cervical cancer High-dose-rate brachytherapy Three-dimensional image-guided brachytherapy International cooperation FNCA IAEA/RCA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologySaitama Medical University International Medical CenterHidakaJapan

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