DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Radiation Therapy Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2017-2021)" report to their offering.
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator. Radiation therapy may be curative in a number of types of cancer if they are localized to one area of the body. It may also be used as part of adjuvant therapy, to prevent tumor recurrence after surgery to remove a primary malignant tumor (for example, early stages of breast cancer). Radiation therapy is synergistic with chemotherapy, and has been used before, during, and after chemotherapy in susceptible cancers. The sub-specialty of oncology concerned with radiotherapy is called radiation oncology.
The global radiotherapy market is segmented into three main categories; External beam therapy, internal beam therapy and others. Further, the external beam is classified into three different segments, namely; LINAC, proton beam therapy and compact advanced radiation therapy.
The key factors driving the growth of radiation therapy market are increase in the incidences of cancer, rising ageing population, increasing healthcare expenditure, increasing disposable income and rising replacement demand. One noteworthy trend in the market is integration of MRI with radiotherapy. However, the expansion of radiation therapy market is hindered by the severe side-effects of the therapy, high cost of treatment and lack of trained workers.
- Accuray Inc.
- Elekta AB
- Ion Beam Applications
Varian Medical System, Inc.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Market Overview
2. Global Radiation Therapy Market
3. Global External & Internal Beam Therapy Market
4. Regional Markets
5. Market Dynamics
6. Competitive Landscape
7. Company Profile
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