Global Health Initiative
Radiology Oncology Systems (ROS) is committed to helping narrow the gap that exists between developed countries and developing countries in the fight against cancer, and in the need for technologically advanced equipment to help patients in need.

Here are some important facts that help drive our commitment*:

 • Seven out of 10 cancer deaths globally occur in developing countries.
 • Cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. 
 • Developing countries make up roughly 85% of the world’s population, and possess        only one third of the world’s radiation equipment.
 • 12.7 million new cases of cancer are detected per year worldwide, with                        approximately 56% of new cases occurring in developing countries. 
 • Developing countries lack availability to radiation equipment. The equipment they do    have is often outdated and insufficient. 
 • In the United States, there is one linear accelerator system for 105,000 people
 • In Africa, there is one machine for every 4.8 million people; 48 percent of machines      are cobalt (vs. linear accelerator).
 • In South America, there is one machine for 640,000 people; 39 percent of machines    are cobalt 

Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)

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