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  1. Research

    Salvage robotic SBRT for local prostate cancer recurrence after radiotherapy: preliminary results of the Oscar Lambret Center

    Currently, there is no standard option for local salvage treatment for local prostate cancer recurrence after radiotherapy. Our objective was to investigate the feasibility and efficiency of Robotic Stereotact...

    Thomas Leroy, Thomas Lacornerie, Emilie Bogart, Philippe Nickers, Eric Lartigau and David Pasquier

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:95

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  2. Research

    Treating lung cancer with dynamic conformal arc therapy: a dosimetric study

    Lung cancer patients are often in poor physical condition, and a shorter treatment time would reduce their discomfort. Dynamic conformal arc therapy (DCAT) offers a shorter treatment time than conventional 3D ...

    Primož Peterlin, Karmen Stanič, Ignasi Méndez and Andrej Strojnik

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:93

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  3. Research

    High-biologically effective dose palliative radiotherapy for a tumor thrombus might improve the long-term prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective study

    This study aimed to highlight the type of tumor thrombus and identify the prognostic factors influencing the long-term survival outcomes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) having a tumor thrombus....

    Xiang-quan Kong, Ya-ping Dong, Jun-xin Wu, Jun-yan He, Yu-yin Le, Kai-xin Du, Qing-qin Peng and Jin-luan Li

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:92

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  4. Research

    Radiation-related lymphopenia is associated with spleen irradiation dose during radiotherapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

    The decrease in peripheral blood lymphocytes induced by radiation lessens the antitumour effect of the immune response, which might cause immunosuppression. We aimed to investigate the correlation between the ...

    Jing Liu, Qianqian Zhao, Weiye Deng, Jie Lu, Xiaoqing Xu, Renben Wang, Xia Li and Jinbo Yue

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:90

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  5. Research

    Prognostic analysis of radiation pneumonitis: carbon-ion radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced lung cancer

    Carbon-ion radiotherapy (CIRT) is a promising treatment for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, especially for patients with inoperable lung cancer. Although the incidence of CIRT-induced radiation pn...

    Kazuhiko Hayashi, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Masataka Karube, Mio Nakajima, Naruhiro Matsufuji, Hiroshi Tsuji, Kazuhiko Ogawa and Tadashi Kamada

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:91

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  6. Research

    Whole breast and regional nodal irradiation in prone versus supine position in left sided breast cancer

    Prone whole breast irradiation (WBI) leads to reduced heart and lung doses in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant radiotherapy. In this feasibility trial, we investigated the prone position for whole bre...

    Pieter Deseyne, Bruno Speleers, Wilfried De Neve, Bert Boute, Leen Paelinck, Tom Van Hoof, Joris Van de Velde, Annick Van Greveling, Chris Monten, Giselle Post, Herman Depypere and Liv Veldeman

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:89

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  7. Research

    Seven fractions to deliver partial breast irradiation: the toxicity is Low

    To assess toxicity and clinical outcome, in breast cancer patients treated with external beam partial breast irradiation (PBI) consisting of 35 Gy in 7 daily fractions (5 Gy/fraction).

    Marco Trovo, Michele Avanzo, Lorenzo Vinante, Carlo Furlan, Francesco Fiorica, Tiziana Perin, Loredana Militello, Simon Spazzapan, Massimiliano Berretta, Rajesh Jena, Joseph Stancanello, Erica Piccoli, Mario Mileto, Elvia Micheli, Mario Roncadin and Samuele Massarut

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:86

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  8. Research

    Is it possible for knowledge-based planning to improve intensity modulated radiation therapy plan quality for planners with different planning experiences in left-sided breast cancer patients?

    Knowledge-based planning (KBP) is a promising technique that can improve plan quality and increase planning efficiency. However, no attempts have been made to extend the domain of KBP for planners with differe...

    Juanqi Wang, Weigang Hu, Zhaozhi Yang, Xiaohui Chen, Zhiqiang Wu, Xiaoli Yu, Xiaomao Guo, Saiquan Lu, Kaixuan Li and Gongyi Yu

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:85

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  9. Review

    Diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients with cervical lymph node metastases of unknown primary site – current status and challenges

    This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature and elucidate open questions for future clinical trials concerning diagnostics and treatment modalities for cervical cancer of unknown pri...

    Jens Müller von der Grün, Aykut Tahtali, Shahram Ghanaati, Claus Rödel and Panagiotis Balermpas

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:82

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  10. Research

    Clinical implementation of a knowledge based planning tool for prostate VMAT

    A knowledge based planning tool has been developed and implemented for prostate VMAT radiotherapy plans providing a target average rectum dose value based on previously achievable values for similar rectum/PTV...

    Richard Powis, Andrew Bird, Matthew Brennan, Susan Hinks, Hannah Newman, Katie Reed, John Sage and Gareth Webster

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:81

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  11. Research

    A comprehensive dosimetric study on switching from a Type-B to a Type-C dose algorithm for modern lung SBRT

    Type-C dose algorithms provide more accurate dosimetry for lung SBRT treatment planning. However, because current dosimetric protocols were developed based on conventional algorithms, its applicability for the...

    Christina Zhou, Nathan Bennion, Rongtao Ma, Xiaoying Liang, Shuo Wang, Kristina Zvolanek, Megan Hyun, Xiaobo Li, Sumin Zhou, Weining Zhen, Chi Lin, Andrew Wahl and Dandan Zheng

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:80

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  12. Research

    Does age really matter? Radiotherapy in elderly patients with glioblastoma, the Munich experience

    Glioblastoma is usually diagnosed around the age of 60–70 years. Patients older than 65 years are frequently described as “elderly”. Several trials with monotherapy have established treatment regimens that off...

    Christoph Straube, Hagen Scherb, Jens Gempt, Stefanie Bette, Claus Zimmer, Friederike Schmidt-Graf, Jürgen Schlegel, Bernhard Meyer and Stephanie E. Combs

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:77

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  13. Research

    Dose tracking assessment for image-guided radiotherapy of the prostate bed and the impact on clinical workflow

    The cumulative dose was compared with the planned dose among fourteen patients undergoing image-guided, intensity-modulated radiotherapy of the prostate bed. Moreover, we investigated the feasibility of adding...

    Lucia Clara Orlandini, Marianna Coppola, Christian Fulcheri, Luna Cernusco, Pei Wang and Luca Cionini

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:78

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  14. Research

    Setup errors in patients with head-neck cancer (HNC), treated using the Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) technique: how it influences the customised immobilisation systems, patient’s pain and anxiety

    In patients with head-neck cancer treated with IMRT, immobility of the upper part of the body during radiation is maintained by means of customised immobilisation devices.

    Massimiliano Contesini, Monica Guberti, Roberta Saccani, Luca Braglia, Cinzia Iotti, Andrea Botti, Emilio Abbati and Marina Iemmi

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:72

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  15. Research

    Dosimetric comparison of helical tomotherapy, VMAT, fixed-field IMRT and 3D-conformal radiotherapy for stage I-II nasal natural killer T-cell lymphoma

    The aim of this study was to compare radiotherapy plans for Stage I-II nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NNKTL) using helical tomotherapy (HT), volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT), Fixed-Field intensit...

    Xianfeng Liu, Erliang Huang, Ying Wang, Yanan He, Huanli Luo, Mingsong Zhong, Da Qiu, Chao Li, Han Yang, Guanglei He, Juan Zhou and Fu Jin

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:76

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  16. Research

    RapidPlan head and neck model: the objectives and possible clinical benefit

    To evaluate a knowledge based planning model for RapidPlan (RP) generated for advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) patient treatments, as well its ability to possibly improve the clinical plan quality. The stab...

    A. Fogliata, G. Reggiori, A. Stravato, F. Lobefalo, C. Franzese, D. Franceschini, S. Tomatis, P. Mancosu, M. Scorsetti and L. Cozzi

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:73

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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