Clinical outcomes for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) remain dismal. Radiation therapy has historically been a central component in the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma; however, the role of radiation therapy has been called into question based on conflicting results. In this article, William A. Hall and Karyn A. Goodman present an overview of the rationale for radiation therapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and a summary of emerging clinical data and future directions to improve outcomes in this devastating malignancy.
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Call for papers – Precision Oncology
We are pleased to announce a new cross-journal thematic series on ‘Precision Oncology’ across a number of BMC journals within the oncology portfolio to help bring together the latest research on precision oncology.
The thematic series is now open for submission of original research and review articles - for further information about this series please click here.
Aims and scope
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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Prof Claus Belka, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
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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.
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