'Many patients do not receive necessary radiotherapy'


Read the full article (in Dutch) in het Nieuwsblad (13 juni 2018), with explanation by prof. Yolande Lievens, Chair of department Radiation Oncology UZ Gent.

Not all cancer patients that would benefit from radiotherapy are actually receiving the treatment. 'As a consequence, years of life and quality of life are lost', according to experts. a clear explanation for the suboptimal use of radiotherapy is missing. Perhaps, limited knowledge by clinicians and a negative perception towards radiotherapy could play a role. 'There is more fear that necessary'.  Read more...

Link to the research article in the Eur. J. Cancer (2017)