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Featured Article: First statement on preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic in large German Speaking University-based radiation oncology departments

COVID-19 imageTreatment of cancer under the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with completely new challenges. Based on several underlying factor cancer patients per se harbor an increased risk for dismal outcome of COVID. Age, malnutrition, pre-existing lung disorders and immune suppression comprise the most notable factors to be taken into account in cancer patients. As radiotherapy is one of the major pillars in oncology, there is an urgent need for recommendations on how to deal with various facets of COVID-19 in the framework of radiation oncology. The article by S. Combs et al represents the result of a consensus discussion between representatives from five large University Hospitals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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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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The editorial team of Radiation Oncology would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal. 

A peer-reviewed journal would not survive without the generous time and insightful comments of the reviewers, whose efforts often go unrecognized. Although final decisions are always editorial, they are greatly facilitated by the deeper technical knowledge, scientific insights, understanding of social consequences, and passion that reviewers bring to our deliberations. 

Impact of COVID-19 on journal operations

COVID-19As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

We are trying our best to work through this crisis as efficiently and effectively as possible and thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times.

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