In 2014 Access to Care (A2C) Cape Town radiotherapy training programme was launched with the specific aims of supplementing practical radiotherapy training across the African continent and increasing the skills of clinical radiotherapists. The project was part of a collaboration between the University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and Varian Medical Systems (VMS). One goal was to assist radiotherapy professionals with a move towards advancing radiotherapy techniques within their departments from 2D to 3D conformal radiotherapy. The programme involved a mixture of e-learning and classroom-based learning, including the use of VERT alongside radiotherapy planning software and clinical demonstrations. A paper has just been published by the UCT ‘Bridging the Radiotherapy Education Gap in Africa: Lessons Learnt from the Cape Town Access to Care Training Programme Over the Past 5 Years (2015–2019)’.

The full article can be found in the link below:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13187-021-02010-5

UCT was the first university to install a VERT system  in Africa in 2015, and we are very pleased to have such great customers who have continued to demonstrate new and innovative uses of the system.

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