|KIRAMS, 소분할 방사선치료에 대한 IAEA 지역훈련과정 개최 KIRAMS hosts IAEA Regional Training Course on hypofractionated radiotherapy||Thomas Schaarschmidt, Ph.D. (KIRAMS)||2022-11-04|
From Oct 31 through Nov 3 2022 the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) was host to a virtual regional training course on the ‘Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Hypofractionated Radiotherapy (HFRT)’, attended by 33 radiation oncologists and medical physicists from 15 different Asian countries. This course was organized by Dr. Won Il Jang, chief of radiation oncology at KIRAMS, and his group as part of the RCA RAS6100 project by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) whose goal is to strengthen the clinical application of HFRT throughout the Asia-Pacific region. HFRT is a modern approach to radiation therapy which tries to make more efficient use of radiotherapy machines and reduce treatment times for patients by treating tumors with fewer courses or radiation, albeit at higher dose levels per course. Not only does this improve the quality of life for patients but it is also potentially very beneficial for less developed countries with only a limited number of radiotherapy machines available to them. The biggest challenge to the implementation of HFRT, however, is the need for specialized training of radiation oncologists, which is why the IAEA and KIRAMS are committed to working together to support countries across Asia and the Pacific in developing domestic expertise in this form of radiotherapy.