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  1. Research

    Dosimetric evaluation of synthetic CT for magnetic resonance-only based radiotherapy planning of lung cancer

    Interest in MR-only treatment planning for radiation therapy is growing rapidly with the emergence of integrated MRI/linear accelerator technology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of ...

    Hesheng Wang, Hersh Chandarana, Kai Tobias Block, Thomas Vahle, Matthias Fenchel and Indra J. Das

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:108

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Review

    Stereotactic radiosurgery versus whole-brain radiotherapy after intracranial metastasis resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    In patients with one to three brain metastases who undergo resection, options for post-operative treatments include whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of the resection cavity. I...

    Nayan Lamba, Ivo S. Muskens, Aislyn C. DiRisio, Louise Meijer, Vanessa Briceno, Heba Edrees, Bilal Aslam, Sadia Minhas, Joost J. C. Verhoeff, Catharina E. Kleynen, Timothy R. Smith, Rania A. Mekary and Marike L. Broekman

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:106

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  3. Research

    Analyzing human decisions in IGRT of head-and-neck cancer patients to teach image registration algorithms what experts know

    In IGRT of deformable head-and-neck anatomy, patient setup corrections are derived by rigid registration methods. In practice, experienced radiation therapists often correct the resulting vectors, thus indicat...

    Eva Maria Stoiber, Nina Bougatf, Hendrik Teske, Christian Bierstedt, Dieter Oetzel, Jürgen Debus, Rolf Bendl and Kristina Giske

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:104

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  4. Research

    Seroma change during magnetic resonance imaging-guided partial breast irradiation and its clinical implications

    To investigate the patterns of post-lumpectomy seroma volume (SV) change and related clinical factors to determine the benefits of adaptive planning in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided partial breast ir...

    Seung Hyuck Jeon, Kyung Hwan Shin, So-Yeon Park, Jung-in Kim, Jong Min Park, Jin Ho Kim, Eui Kyu Chie and Hong-Gyun Wu

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:103

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  5. Review

    Radiation therapy for older patients with brain tumors

    The incidence of brain tumors in the elderly population has increased over the last few decades. Current treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, but the optimal management of older patients ...

    Giuseppe Minniti, Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Mattia Falchetto Osti and Umberto Ricardi

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:101

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  6. Research

    Intensity-modulated radiation therapy from 70Gy to 80Gy in prostate cancer: six- year outcomes and predictors of late toxicity

    To report grade ≥2 overall late rectal and urinary toxicities in patients (pts) with prostate cancer treated by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) at 3 dose-levels. Identify predictors of radiation toxici...

    Maria Jolnerovski, Julia Salleron, Véronique Beckendorf, Didier Peiffert, Anne-Sophie Baumann, Valérie Bernier, Sandrine Huger, Vincent Marchesi and Ciprian Chira

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:99

    Published on: 16 June 2017

  7. Research

    Outcome of proximal esophageal cancer after definitive combined chemo-radiation: a Swiss multicenter retrospective study

    To report oncological outcomes and toxicity rates, of definitive platin-based chemoradiadiationtherapy (CRT) in the management of proximal esophageal cancer.

    Evelyn Herrmann, Nando Mertineit, Berardino De Bari, Laura Hoeng, Francesca Caparotti, Dominic Leiser, Raphael Jumeau, Nikola Cihoric, Alexandra D. Jensen, Daniel M. Aebersold and Mahmut Ozsahin

    Radiation Oncology 2017 12:97

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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