Age of Radiotherapy
Oncology Systems Limited supported the 2011 Year of Radiotherapy. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), the Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Cancer Research UK were some of the organisations who took part in a national campaign to raise awareness of this vital cancer treatment.
“It’s 100 years since Marie Curie won her second Nobel Prize, for ‘the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element’,” explained SoR professional officer for radiotherapy, Charlotte Beardmore.
“Yet, despite all the incredible progress that has been made since this time, public perceptions of radiotherapy are, to a large extent, stuck in the past.”
The 2011 Year of Radiotherapy was officially launched by the Society and College of Radiographers’ President, Sandie Mathers, at the annual Radiotherapy Conference in Birmingham on 28 January 2011. At the 2012 conference, the Age of Radiotherapy was launched to continue the momentum gained from the 2011 Year of Radioatherapy.
To coincide with the conference, a media launch took place in London where a panel of speakers unveiled the results of a specially commissioned survey exploring public attitudes towards radiotherapy.
The panel worked with journalists to dispel radiotherapy myths, address common misconceptions and fears and ensure the benefits of modern radiotherapy treatment were more widely recognised.