Code : 19583      Created Date : Monday, August 19, 2019   Update Date : Monday, September 16, 2019    Visit : 1938

Specialty of Radiotherapy






Now a days because of multiple factors, Number of Patients affected by Cancer are increasing. Based on international statistics, after cardiovascular diseases, it is the second cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide and in our country almost 100000 bodies are affected annually and after Cardiovascular diseases and accidents ,it is the third most prevalent cause of mortality and morbidity. Based on WHO estimates with a 100% increase , Cancer Affected people from 10 million bodies in 2000, will be increased to 20 million bodies in 2020. Most of the increase will be in developing countries with 180% increase, As a developing country, Islamic Republic of Iran also will have to face a 2-3 times increase in cancer incidence rate & almost 90 % of them will be solid tumors. The most important risk factors of this increase in IRI are: age, changes in life styles and environmental factors. Meanwhile cancer itself has multiple social, economic, familial and individual effects and care of affected patients will demand extra financial and manpower resources.

With scientific development in recent years , patients’ survival rate have been increased ,in a manner that more than 50 % of patients will be cured completely, and the most important cause of this increasing Cure rate is non- surgical management. This training Program as the earliest Oncology Specialty ,in recent 50 years has been the most active group in nonsurgical cancers management and has played a key role in Cancer training in IRI.

Definition of the Training Program:

It is a clinical independent specialty, in which the graduates with acquiring adequate knowledge about Oncology Basics ,Diagnostic modalities and cancerous patients’ Staging ,will proceed to standard Treatment of cancers specially the solid ones. The specialists of this field usually have multidisciplinary therapeutic approach.


Program Duration


The Radiotherapy program lasts at least 4 years.




Procedural Skills+:
- Radiotherapy Prescription & Injection of Radio pharmaceutical
- Working with Radiotherapy equipment
- Use of Infusion Pumps 
- Modified Standard Cancer treatment approaches (Hyperthermia…)
- Thoraco-centesis & Pleuro-desis
- Aspiration(Diagnostic, Palliative, Therapeutic)
- Aspiration and drainage of superficial abscess
- Prescription & Injection of Chemotherapy pharmaceutical (systemic, local)
- Different Simulation for Radiotherapy
+-Except Hematologic and Lymphatic system Cancers



Who Can Attend?


Individuals holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree.


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Specialty of Radiotherapy.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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