GACCF – South Africa
Access to Care Cape Town – Bringing 3D radiation therapy to Cape Town, South Africa
Access to Care Cape Town is an agreement between the University of Cape Town, The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, The GACCF and Varian Medical Systems to provide high quality teaching and training in Radiotherapy.
Project Timeline: The fellowship program is a 6 month program in RT and pediatric radiation oncology.
Target Regions: Cape Town, South Africa
The Access to Care in Cape Town program is designed to provide training for hospitals that would like to implement 3D-CRT techniques. The program starts with a 3-week course at Groote Schuur Hospital, which addresses radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists (RTT). In this course, participants will gain a good understanding of tools, processes and tasks which are necessary to successfully apply clinical 3D-CRT treatment techniques, including clinical treatment planning procedures. At the end of the course core teams should have a good understanding of all the elements necessary to successfully compile clinical protocols and the physics necessary to implement these 3D-CRT protocols (24 trainees in program).
- “From 2D to 3D-CRT
- “Introduction to Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques
- “Head and Neck Cancer – Advanced Techniques
- “CNS Tumors – Advanced Techniques
Dr Jeannette Parkes
Head of The Radiation Oncology Department at Groote Schuur Hospital & The University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town
Director, Africa Operations at Varian Medical Systems
Groote Schuur Hospital, The University of Cape Town, The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, HP, Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS), & Chartrounds.