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Local Therapies for Early-Stage Primary Lung Cancer

Call for Papers

Primary lung cancer is the most common malignancy and the leading cause of death from cancer worldwide. Surgical resection with a lobectomy is suggested as the first-line treatment for treating early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. Unfortunately, however, certain patients are considered medically unsuitable for lobectomy. Although conventional external beam radiation therapy has been traditionally administered to such patients, survival outcomes by using the therapy are unsatisfactory. Therefore, alternative less invasive modalities are attractive to researchers.

The main focus of this special issue will be to provide an overview of new and exciting less invasive modalities in the treatment of primary lung cancer. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Proton therapy
  • Carbon therapy
  • Other radiation therapies
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Other ablative therapies
  • Irreversible electroporation
  • Limited resection

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/pulmonology/lung/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 20 June 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 12 September 2014
Publication DateFriday, 7 November 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Takao Hiraki, Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan

Guest Editors

  • Masanori Inoue, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Hiratsuka City Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yusuke Demizu, Department of Radiology, Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center, Hyogo, Japan
  • Hideomi Yamashita, Department of Radiology, University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Joe Y. Chang, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Houston, TX, USA
  • Thomas J. Vogl, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Frankfurt am Main, Germany