Radiotherapy. Gazing at the crystal ball of European radiotherapy

Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2015 Jan;12(1):5-6. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.205. Epub 2014 Nov 25.


Although radiotherapy is a key component of cancer treatment, provision of this modality is not immune to limits placed on health-care expenditure. Recent studies suggest European radiation oncology resources will generally be insufficient to meet future, and in some cases current, needs. This challenge and how it might be addressed is discussed herein.

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Inventions
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects
  • Radiotherapy / instrumentation
  • Radiotherapy / methods*
  • Workload