Career of the Month: An Interview with Radiation Therapist Robert Adamsby: Megan Sullivan

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Cancer encompasses over 125 diseases. In the United States alone, over 1 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Approximately 70 percent of the cancer patients will receive radiation therapy. The goal of radiation therapy is to eradicate cancer cells, while at the same time sparing normal cells. Because radiation therapy is such an important part of treating cancer, there is a growing need for competent, excellent, and caring radiation therapists, such as Robert Adams, in all parts of the world. Adams is the program director of Radiation Therapy for the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Publication Date
5/1/2004

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  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:05 AM

Sometimes a person follows a career based on tragedies from one’s personal life. This is true for this one particular scientist. Since cancer encompasses more than 125 diseases a radiation therapist in an important member of a cancer treatment team. Reading this article one learns about the importance of this profession and how rewarding it can be.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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