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Call for papers – Precision Oncology

Precision oncologyWe 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.

Featured Article: Significance of intra-fractional motion for pancreatic patients treated with charged particles

New Content ItemThe applications of radiotherapy in the delivery of cancer treatment can cause a number of uncertainties, particularly where treatment of moving organs is involved, since any slight movements can significantly compromise the accuracy of treatment provided.

In this article, V. Batista et al. research the effect of intra-fractional anatomical changes in patients with pancreatic cancer who have been treated with intensity modulated particle therapy. By identifying the different factors that can cause uncertainties in the treatment approach and defining strategies to help lessen them, cancer research moves one step closer in treating one of the deadliest cancers of the world. 

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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.

Article Collections

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Latest Collection in progress:  Ion beam therapy – Results from a clinical research group at the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center.

Please click here to view all Collections published to date in Radiation Oncology.

If you would like to publish a Collection with Radiation Oncology, please submit an enquiry to the Editorial Office:

Reviewer Acknowledgement

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

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Prof Claus Belka, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Please click here to read the Editor's Profile.

Research Data Support

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Comment on articles published in Radiation Oncology

As part of a pilot scheme, Radiation Oncology is allowing comments to be made on all articles published in the journal. This function will provide authors and the wider scientific community a forum for discussion of articles and topics within the field of radiation oncology. To add a comment please visit the webpage for the article you would like to comment on – the comments section can be found at the bottom of this page. Add your comments now and join the discussion!


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