Assessing separately the risks and benefits of radiotherapy
Professor Carolyn Taylor
Richard Doll Seminars
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 1pm to 2pm
Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF
Radiotherapy is used to treat different types of cancer. Radiation dose can kill cancer cells and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. However, dose is usually also received by organs near the cancer, which can cause long-term side effects. Carolyn will show how to estimate the benefits and risks of radiotherapy for patients in the clinic.
Carolyn Taylor is an honorary consultant clinical oncologist and professor of oncology.
She is the Principal Investigator on a Cancer Research UK research program on the benefits and risks of cancer treatments. This programme combines information from high-quality datasets to estimate benefits and risks for oncologists in the clinic today.