Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy (ARBR)

About ARBR

The Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section (ARBR) deals primarily with the clinical (medical) use of radiation for the treatment of diseases, mostly cancer. The main objective is to improve the availability and safe use of effective cancer management strategies in Member States, in particular by helping establish and upgrade radiotherapy centres and equipment, introducing resource sparing treatment protocols for use in low and middle income countries, organising teaching and training courses for radiation oncologists and other health care professionals and devising effective treatments for different types of cancer based on radiobiological principles and clinical and laboratory studies.

In addition, the activities of the Section include recommendations and training in the safe use of high doses of radiation for the sterilization of tissue allografts and health effects from natural or man-made radioactive sources.