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  1. Content type: Research

    Gene expression of specific therapeutic targets in non-malignant lung tissue might play an important role in optimizing targeted therapies. This study aims to identify different expression patterns of fifteen ...

    Authors: Kobe Reynders, Els Wauters, Matthieu Moisse, Herbert Decaluwé, Paul De Leyn, Stéphanie Peeters, Maarten Lambrecht, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Christophe Dooms, Wim Janssens, Johan Vansteenkiste, Diether Lambrechts and Dirk De Ruysscher

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:131

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  2. Content type: Research

    To investigate the incidence of radiation esophagitis (RE) and tumor local control using esophagus sparing technique in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LANSCLC) treated by simultaneous integrated ...

    Authors: Li Ma, Bo Qiu, QiWen Li, Li Chen, Bin Wang, YongHong Hu, MengZhong Liu, Li Zhang, Yan Huang, XiaoWu Deng, YunFei Xia, MaoSheng Lin and Hui Liu

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:130

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  3. Content type: Research

    Brachytherapy (BT) is a vital component of the curative treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer. The American Brachytherapy Society has published guidelines for high dose rate (HDR) BT with recommended d...

    Authors: Kara D. Romano, Colin Hill, Daniel M. Trifiletti, M. Sean Peach, Bethany J. Horton, Neil Shah, Dylan Campbell, Bruce Libby and Timothy N. Showalter

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:129

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  4. Content type: Research

    Intra-fraction motion represents a crucial issue in the era of precise radiotherapy in several settings, including breast irradiation. To date, only few data exist on real-time measured intra-fraction motion i...

    Authors: D. Reitz, G. Carl, S. Schönecker, M. Pazos, P. Freislederer, M. Niyazi, U. Ganswindt, F. Alongi, M. Reiner, C. Belka and S. Corradini

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:128

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  5. Content type: Research

    Linac output as a function of field sizes has a phantom and a head scatter component. This last term can be measured in-air with appropriate build-up ensuring a complete electron equilibrium and the absence of...

    Authors: A. Fogliata, A. Stravato, G. Reggiori, S. Tomatis, J. Würfel, M. Scorsetti and L. Cozzi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:126

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  6. Content type: Research

    Combined stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for lung lesions and conventional radiotherapy (CRT) for nodal areas may be more effective than CRT alone in patients with locally advanced lung cancer.

    Authors: Yeon Joo Kim, Su Ssan Kim, Si Yeol Song and Eun Kyung Choi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:127

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  7. Content type: Research

    Better knowledge of the dose-toxicity relationship is essential for safe dose escalation to improve local control in cervical cancer radiotherapy. The conventional dose-toxicity model is based on the dose volu...

    Authors: Jiawei Chen, Haibin Chen, Zichun Zhong, Zhuoyu Wang, Brian Hrycushko, Linghong Zhou, Steve Jiang, Kevin Albuquerque, Xuejun Gu and Xin Zhen

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:125

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  8. Content type: Research

    Heart-sparing techniques are time and resource intensive, although not all patients require the use of these strategies. This study evaluates the performance of different distance metrics in predicting the nee...

    Authors: Lucas C. Mendez, Alexander V. Louie, Carolina Moreno, Matt Wronski, Andrew Warner, Eric Leung, Roberto Sakuraba, Juliana K. Helito, Ana Rezende, Icaro T. Carvalho and Eduardo Weltman

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:124

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  9. Content type: Research

    Postoperative (chemo) radiation improves tumor control and survival in high-risk patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma based on established risk factors. The clinical cooperation group “Personali...

    Authors: Cornelius Maihoefer, Lars Schüttrumpf, Corinna Macht, Ulrike Pflugradt, Julia Hess, Ludmila Schneider, Christine Woischke, Axel Walch, Philipp Baumeister, Thomas Kirchner, Horst Zitzelsberger, Claus Belka and Ute Ganswindt

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:123

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  10. Content type: Research

    The benefits of proton therapy in the treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are controversially discussed. Therefore we compared intensitiy modulated proton therapy (IMPT) with intensity modulated r...

    Authors: Christian Baues, Simone Marnitz, Andreas Engert, Wolfgang Baus, Karolina Jablonska, Antonella Fogliata, Andrés Vásquez-Torres, Marta Scorsetti and Luca Cozzi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:122

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  11. Content type: Research

    A new implementation has been made on CloudMC, a cloud-based platform presented in a previous work, in order to provide services for radiotherapy treatment verification by means of Monte Carlo in a fast, easy ...

    Authors: Hector Miras, Rubén Jiménez, Álvaro Perales, José Antonio Terrón, Alejandro Bertolet, Antonio Ortiz and José Macías

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:99

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  12. Content type: Review

    The use of the Monte Carlo (MC) method in radiotherapy dosimetry has increased almost exponentially in the last decades. Its widespread use in the field has converted this computer simulation technique in a co...

    Authors: Pedro Andreo

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:121

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  13. Content type: Research

    Carbon-ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) provides better dose distribution in cancer treatment compared to photons. Additionally, carbon-ion beams provide a higher biological effectiveness, and thus a higher tumor c...

    Authors: Noriyuki Okonogi, Mai Fukahori, Masaru Wakatsuki, Yu Ohkubo, Shingo Kato, Yuhei Miyasaka, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takashi Nakano and Tadashi Kamada

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:119

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  14. Content type: Research

    Uncertainties associated with the delivery of treatment to moving organs might compromise the accuracy of treatment. This study explores the impact of intra-fractional anatomical changes in pancreatic patients...

    Authors: Vania Batista, Daniel Richter, Naved Chaudhri, Patrick Naumann, Klaus Herfarth and Oliver Jäkel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:120

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  15. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article [1] unfortunately contained a mistake.

    Authors: Wen-zhao Sun, Dan-dan Zhang, Ying-lin Peng, Li Chen, De-hua Kang, Bin Wang and Xiao-wu Deng

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:117

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    The original article was published in Radiation Oncology 2018 13:42

  16. Content type: Research

    The purpose was to retrospectively evaluate the effect of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) on gastrointestinal (GI) toxicities and outcomes compared to three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) f...

    Authors: Yoko Goto, Akira Nakamura, Ryo Ashida, Katsuyuki Sakanaka, Satoshi Itasaka, Keiko Shibuya, Shigemi Matsumoto, Masashi Kanai, Hiroyoshi Isoda, Toshihiko Masui, Yuzo Kodama, Kyoichi Takaori, Masahiro Hiraoka and Takashi Mizowaki

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:118

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  17. Content type: Research

    Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) can be performed using different breathing maneuvers, such as DIBH with a thoracic breathing maneuver (T-DIBH) and DIBH with an abdominal breathing maneuver (A-DIBH). Dosime...

    Authors: Feng Zhao, Jiayan Shen, Zhongjie Lu, Yongbiao Luo, Guorong Yao, Luyi Bu, Jia Ge, Xin Yang, Lihua Ning and Senxiang Yan

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:116

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Granular cell or Abrikossoff’s tumors are usually benign however rare malignant forms concern 1 to 3% of cases reported. Pelvic locations are exceptional.

    Authors: C. Marchand Crety, C. Garbar, G. Madelis, F. Guillemin, P. Soibinet Oudot, J. C. Eymard and S. Servagi Vernat

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:115

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  19. Content type: Research

    This is a dosimetric comparative study intended to establish appropriate low-to-intermediate dose-constraints for the rectal wall (Rwall) in the context of a randomized phase-II trial on urethra-sparing stereotac...

    Authors: Angèle Dubouloz, Michel Rouzaud, Lev Tsvang, Wilko Verbakel, Mikko Björkqvist, Nadine Linthout, Joana Lencart, Juan María Pérez-Moreno, Zeynep Ozen, Lluís Escude, Thomas Zilli and Raymond Miralbell

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:114

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  20. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study is to evaluate the status and future perspectives of clinical trials on positron emission tomography in prostate cancer for diagnostic or therapeutic as well as for surveillance purposes.

    Authors: Nikola Cihoric, Eugenia Vlaskou Badra, Alexandros Tsikkinis, Vikas Prasad, Stephanie Kroeze, Ivan Igrutinovic, Branislav Jeremic, Marcus Beck, Sebastian Zschaeck, Peter Wust and Pirus Ghadjar

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:113

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  21. Content type: Research

    In intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) quality assurance (QA), evaluation of QA result using a pass/non-pass strategy under an acceptance criterion often suffers from lack of information on how good t...

    Authors: Dong-Su Kim, Siyong Kim, Seong-Hee Kang, Tae-Ho Kim, So-Hyun Park, Kyeong-Hyeon Kim, Min-Seok Cho, Dong-Seok Shin, Yu-Yun Noh, Jin-Beom Chung and Tae Suk Suh

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:112

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  22. Content type: Research

    We investigated the effectiveness of one education course to lower the severity of anxiety and depression symptoms among breast cancer (BC) patients during radiotherapy (RT).

    Authors: Zhensheng Li, Wenhui Geng, Junpu Yin and Jun Zhang

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:111

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  23. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the applied safety margins of modern intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with high-grade meningiomas on local control and recurrenc...

    Authors: Barbara Zollner, Ute Ganswindt, Cornelius Maihöfer, Stefanie Corradini, Nathalie Lisa Albert, Christian Schichor, Claus Belka and Maximilian Niyazi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:110

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  24. Content type: Research

    Ion beam radiotherapy provides potential for increased dose conformation to the target volume. To translate it into a clinical advantage, it is necessary to guarantee a precise alignment of the actual internal...

    Authors: M. Martišíková, T. Gehrke, S. Berke, G. Aricò and O. Jäkel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:109

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