Featured Article: Management of organ motion in scanned ion beam therapy
Scanned ion beam therapy is used in the treatment of intra-fractionally moving tumors. However, interplay effects between organ motion and the scanned beam propose a significant challenge, since such effects can cause deviations in the intended dose to the clinical target volume resulting in under-dosage.
In this review, C. Bert and K. Herfarth discuss the use of 4D treatment planning to manage organ motion when using scanned ion beam therapy, with reference to optimising the 4D treatment plan to enable patient-specific treatment planning.
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Radiation Oncology encompasses all aspects of research that impacts on the treatment of cancer using radiation. It publishes findings in molecular and cellular radiation biology, radiation physics, radiation technology, and clinical oncology.
The field of radiation oncology covers the integration of radiation therapy into multimodal treatment approaches. Radiation Oncology provides an open access forum for researchers and clinicians involved in the management and treatment of cancer patients, bringing together the latest research and advances in the field. Advances in treatment technology, as well as improved understanding of the underlying biological resistance mechanisms, will further strengthen the role of radiation oncology.
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Call for papers
We are pleased to announce that Radiation Oncology is accepting submissions for a new thematic series on 'Radiotherapy in preclinical animal models'.
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