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Radiotherapy for cancer: quantification of radiation therapy infrastructure and staffing needs (QUARTS)

Objective

Cancer is 2nd only to heart disease as cause of death. Along with life expectancy cancer incidence is still going up. Long-term strategies for providing adequate care to the EU citizens are needed. Together with surgery, radiotherapy (RT) remains the most effective instrument for local control of tumours. Non-invasive, organ function and limb preserving, it is the curative treatment of choice for many tumour types and a cheap & highly effective option for palliation & symptom control. QUARTS aims at providing health care authorities with objective criteria for its infrastructure & staffing needs for RT. A quantitative analysis of demands on staff and infrastructure per tumour site & type and of a population- based hierarchy of treatment facilities, adaptable to local epidemiology & staffing costs will assist in prioritising financial resources. An inventory of facilities, their geographic spread & existing national guidelines will be drafted

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THERAPEUTIC RADIOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Address
Av. E. Mounier, 83/4
1200 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (5)

CLATTERBRIDGE CENTRE FOR ONCOLOGY NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Clatterbridge Hospital
CH42 9NY Merseyside
GRAY LABORATORY CANCER RESEARCH TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Mount Vernon Hospital
HA6 2JR Northwood
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GASTHUISBERG
Belgium
Address
Herestraat 49
3000 Louvain / Leuven
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 20
751 85 Uppsala
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT MEDICAL CENTER
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1007 MB Amsterdam