Science of brachytherapy is currently increasing in the field of cancer therapy. By
virtue of the development of computer assisted technologies, we can reap the benefits
of accurate radiotherapies more than ever, which enabled precise irradiation to a
target safely avoiding unnecessary involvement of the surrounding normal tissue.
Unlike teleradiotherapy provided by X-ray linear accelerator, brachytherapy utilizes
radiation source placing inside or close to the target.
The textbook written by Paul Davies in 19891 entitled, The New Physics,
commenced with the following opinion.
Many elderly scientists look back nostalgically at the first 30 years
of the 20th century, and refer to it as the golden age of physics.
Historians, however, may come to regard those years as the
dawning of the New Physics. The events which the quantum and
relativity theories set in train are only now impinging on science,
and many physicists believe that the golden age was only the
beginning of the revolution....
The stigma of HIV often exacerbates this
situation because when men die women are
easily blamed for bringing HIV into the
household, no matter if it is true or not. In
Zambia, women working with Huairou
member organization Katuba Women’s
Association reported being chased out of the
home after their husband’s death, as they
were blamed for bringing the disease into the
home, despite the husbands’ known
infidelities that led to the disease.