Online Course

AORTIC / BrachyTerra course on cervical cancer brachytherapy

Course director

  • Dr. Susan Citonje Msadabwe-Chikuni, Consultant Clinical and Radiation Oncologist at

Cancer Diseases Hospital
Box RW51337,
Lusaka, Zambia
Phone:+260 969 538 231

Course program committee

  • Musa Ali-Gombe, Nigeria
  • Nwamaka Lasebikan, Nigeria
  • Surbhi Grover, Botswana-U Penn

BrachyTerra program directors

  • Primoz Petric, Switzerland
  • Christian Kirisits, Austria
  • Ina J├╝rgenliemk Schulz, The Netherlands
  • Umesh Mahantshetty, India
  • Taran Paulsen Hellebust, Norway

Course description

Historically, brachytherapy achieved 75-95% local control in early and 30-65% in advanced cervical tumours. With MRI guided brachytherapy, local control in EMBRACE 1 study was 98% for stage IB1 to 90% for stage IV. Morbidity was favourable. CT guided brachytherapy is a lower-cost alternative to MRI. This course helps with implementation of CT guided brachytherapy. International faculty of past ESTRO teachers, African experts, and other international experts share their knowledge on the topic.

Target audience:

African radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapy technologists


Online pre-recorded lectures, teaching videos, demonstrations, links to Resources.

Registration fee

None. The course is free and non-profit.