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  1. Content type: Research

    Peri-operative radiation of retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) is an important component of multidisciplinary treatment. All retrospective series thus far included patients treated with older radiation therapy (RT...

    Authors: Pippa F. Cosper, Jeffrey Olsen, Todd DeWees, Brian A. Van Tine, William Hawkins, Jeff Michalski and Imran Zoberi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:198

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  2. Content type: Research

    The optimization of the management for elderly glioblastoma patients is crucial given the demographics of aging in many countries. We report the outcomes for a “real-life” patient cohort (i.e. unselected) comp...

    Authors: J. Biau, E. Chautard, E. De Schlichting, G. Dupic, B. Pereira, A. Fogli, M. Müller-Barthélémy, P. Dalloz, T. Khalil, A. F. Dillies, X. Durando, C. Godfraind and P. Verrelle

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:197

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  3. Content type: Research

    To compare organ-at-risk doses and setup reproducibility using the prone and supine orientations in volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for rectal cancer.

    Authors: Anthony Kim, Aliaksandr Karotki, Joe Presutti, Glen Gonzales, Shun Wong and William Chu

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:180

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  4. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the role of radiotherapy (RT) as an adjuvant or definitive treatment in primary tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) for local tumor control and survival.

    Authors: Hyoung Uk Je, Si Yeol Song, Dong Kwan Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Seong-Yun Jeong, Geum Mun Back, Wonsik Choi, Su Ssan Kim, Seung-Il Park and Eun Kyung Choi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:196

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  5. Content type: Research

    Heath-related quality of life (HRQoL) among survivors with unresectable locally-advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy still is not clear. The current study w...

    Authors: Juntao Ran, Jingbo Wang, Nan Bi, Wei Jiang, Zongmei Zhou, Zhouguang Hui, Jun Liang, Qinfu Feng and Luhua Wang

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:195

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  6. Content type: Research

    To investigate radiation oncologists’ opinions on important considerations to offering re-irradiation (re-RT) as a treatment option for recurrent glioma.

    Authors: Andra Krauze, Albert Attia, Steve Braunstein, Michael Chan, Stephanie Combs, Rainer Fietkau, John Fiveash, John Flickinger, Anca Grosu, Steven Howard, Carsten Nieder, Maximilian Niyazi, Lindsay Rowe, Dee Dee Smart, Christina Tsien and Kevin Camphausen

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:194

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  7. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in the dosimetric advantage of using intraoperatively built custom-linked (IBCL) seeds between permanent iodine-125 (I-125) seed implantation (PI) a...

    Authors: Katsumi Hirose, Masahiko Aoki, Mariko Sato, Hiroyoshi Akimoto, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Atsushi Imai, Noritaka Kamimura, Hideo Kawaguchi, Yoshiomi Hatayama, Ichitaro Fujioka, Mitsuki Tanaka, Chikara Ohyama and Yoshihiro Takai

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:192

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  8. Content type: Review

    The rapid rise of particle therapy across the world necessitates evidence to justify its ever-increasing utilization. This narrative review summarizes the current status of these technologies on treatment of b...

    Authors: Sebastian Adeberg, Semi B. Harrabi, Vivek Verma, Denise Bernhardt, Nicole Grau, Jürgen Debus and Stefan Rieken

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:193

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  9. Content type: Research

    Despite mounting evidence for the use of re-irradiation (re-RT) in recurrent high grade glioma, optimal patient selection criteria for re-RT remain unknown. We present a novel scoring system based on radiobiol...

    Authors: Andra Valentina Krauze, Cord Peters, Jason Cheng, Holly Ning, Megan Mackey, Lindsay Rowe, Theresa Cooley-Zgela, Dee Dee Smart and Kevin Camphausen

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:191

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  10. Content type: Research

    Proton beam therapy is promising for the treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC), but it is sensitive to uncertainties in patient positioning and particle range. Studies have shown that the planning target vol...

    Authors: Macarena Cubillos-Mesías, Michael Baumann, Esther G. C. Troost, Fabian Lohaus, Steffen Löck, Christian Richter and Kristin Stützer

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:190

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  11. Content type: Research

    Intrafractional motion can be a substantial uncertainty in precision radiotherapy. Conventionally, the target volume is expanded to account for the motion. Couch-tracking is an alternative, where the patient i...

    Authors: Alexander Jöhl, Marta Bogowicz, Stefanie Ehrbar, Matthias Guckenberger, Stephan Klöck, Mirko Meboldt, Oliver Riesterer, Melanie Zeilinger, Marianne Schmid Daners and Stephanie Tanadini-Lang

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:189

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    The prognosis for patients with cervical or endometrial cancer has improved over the last decades. Thus, reducing therapy-related toxicity and impact on quality of life have become more and more important. Wit...

    Authors: N. Arians, K. Lindel, J. Krisam, K. Herfarth, D. Krug, S. Akbaba, J. Oelmann-Avendano and J. Debus

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:188

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  13. Content type: Research

    This work explores how the choice of prescription isodose line (IDL) affects the dose gradient, target coverage, and treatment time for Gamma Knife radiosurgery when a smaller shot is encompassed within a larg...

    Authors: Perry B. Johnson, Maria I. Monterroso, Fei Yang and Eric Mellon

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:187

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  14. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication [1] the name of author Jeremy M. Aymard was spelled wrong. The original article was updated to rectify this error.

    Authors: Salman A. Eraj, Mona K. Jomaa, Crosby D. Rock, Abdallah S. R. Mohamed, Blaine D. Smith, Joshua B. Smith, Theodora Browne, Luke C. Cooksey, Bowman Williams, Brandi Temple, Kathryn E. Preston, Jeremy M. Aymard, Neil D. Gross, Randal S. Weber, Amy C. Hessel, Renata Ferrarotto…

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:186

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    The original article was published in Radiation Oncology 2017 12:150

  15. Content type: Research

    To investigate the advantage of concurrent chemotherapy with postoperative radiotherapy (RT) of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in patients with three or more minor risk factors.

    Authors: Kang-Hsing Fan, Yen-Chao Chen, Chien-Yu Lin, Chung-Jan Kang, Li-Yu Lee, Shiang-Fu Huang, Chun-Ta Liao, Shu-Hang Ng, Hung-Ming Wang and Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:184

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  16. Content type: Research

    The skin is considered a critical organ at risk in carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) for locally advanced malignant bone and soft tissue tumors (MBSTs). The predictive factors for acute skin reactions after CIRT ...

    Authors: Yosuke Takakusagi, Jun-ichi Saitoh, Hiroki Kiyohara, Takahiro Oike, Shin-ei Noda, Tatsuya Ohno and Takashi Nakano

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:185

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis with 5-year overall survival rate of around 5%. Although surgery is still the best option in operable cases, majority of the patients who present in locally advanced st...

    Authors: Niloy Ranjan Datta, Bernhard Pestalozzi, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Alexander Siebenhüner, Emsad Puric, Shaka Khan, Christoph Mamot, Oliver Riesterer, Jürg Knuchel, Cäcilia Sophie Reiner and Stephan Bodis

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:183

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  18. Content type: Research

    To investigate the feasibility of using dual-energy CT (DECT) for tissue segmentation and kilovolt (kV) dose calculations in pre-clinical studies and assess potential dose calculation accuracy gain.

    Authors: Ana Vaniqui, Lotte E. J. R. Schyns, Isabel P. Almeida, Brent van der Heyden, Stefan J. van Hoof and Frank Verhaegen

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:181

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  19. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT) is the treatment of choice for patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (SCC). Today radiation oncologists can choose between two different ther...

    Authors: Stefan Münch, Steffi U. Pigorsch, Marcus Feith, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Wilko Weichert, Helmut Friess, Stephanie E. Combs and Daniel Habermehl

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:182

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  20. Content type: Research

    SCOPE 1 was the first UK based multi-centre trial involving radiotherapy of the oesophagus. A comprehensive radiotherapy trials quality assurance programme was launched with two main aims:


    Authors: Lucy Wills, Rhydian Maggs, Geraint Lewis, Gareth Jones, Lisette Nixon, John Staffurth and Tom Crosby

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:179

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  21. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to report outcomes and late toxicity following hypofractionated accelerated radiotherapy for T2 glottic cancers. We highlight the importance of hypofractionated treatments with shorte...

    Authors: Lynne M. Dixon, Catriona M. Douglas, Shazril Imran Shaukat, Kate Garcez, Lip Wai Lee, Andrew J. Sykes, David Thomson and Nicholas J. Slevin

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:178

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  22. Content type: Research

    We compared the functional outcome and influential factors of two standard treatment modalities for central cerebral metastases: electrophysiological-controlled microsurgical resection (MSR) and stereotactic r...

    Authors: Bogdan Pintea, Brigitta Baumert, Thomas Mehari Kinfe, Konstantinos Gousias, Yaroslav Parpaley and Jan Patrick Boström

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:177

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  23. Content type: Research

    To determine the potential role of 68Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in radiotherapy (RT) planning for prostate cancer (PCa).

    Authors: Nina-Sophie Schmidt-Hegemann, Wolfgang Peter Fendler, Alexander Buchner, Christian Stief, Paul Rogowski, Maximilian Niyazi, Chukwuka Eze, Minglun Li, Peter Bartenstein, Claus Belka and Ute Ganswindt

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:176

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  24. Content type: Research

    Radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer has two major challenges: (I) the tumor is adjacent to several critical organs and, (II) the mobility of both, the tumor and its surrounding organs at risk (OARs). A treatmen...

    Authors: Konstantina Karava, Stefanie Ehrbar, Oliver Riesterer, Johannes Roesch, Stefan Glatz, Stephan Klöck, Matthias Guckenberger and Stephanie Tanadini-Lang

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:175

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  25. Content type: Research

    To summarize the research activities of the “clinical research group heavy ion therapy”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, KFO 214), on the impact of intrinsic tumor characteristics (grading, hypo...

    Authors: Christin Glowa, Peter Peschke, Stephan Brons, Oliver C. Neels, Klaus Kopka, Jürgen Debus and Christian P. Karger

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2017 12:174

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