A startup by a UNC professor seeks to lower global cancer treatment disparities

“Bringing modern radiotherapy treatments to low- and middle-income countries has been a challenge for a lot of major vendors, because the infrastructure and the resources are just not ready to take on all the high-tech products that are being produced,” Parth Amin, EmpowerRT’s director of partnerships, said.

EmpowerRT addresses this issue by modifying existing radiation therapy machines in developing countries at five to 10 percent of the cost of purchasing modern machines and technology. 

Sha Chang, founder of EmpowerRT, teaches physicians at the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Zambia to use EmpowerRT’s software. The software will enable the Hospital to improve its radiation treatment.

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