BioMed Research International

Novel Technologies for Improved Treatment Outcome and Patient Safety in Cancer Radiotherapy


Publishing date
29 Jan 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
11 Sep 2015

Lead Editor

1Yale University, New Haven, USA

2Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

3Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, USA

4Duke University, Durham, USA


Novel Technologies for Improved Treatment Outcome and Patient Safety in Cancer Radiotherapy

Description

Cancer radiotherapy has been largely driven by technological development in the past thirty years, resulting in enhanced local tumor control. Yet, the paradigm has shifted more recently toward a patient-centered health care model where success is measured by improved treatment outcome, increased patient safety, and higher patient satisfaction. Ideally, treatment outcome and patient safety should be strived for simultaneously with local tumor control in the clinic in order to maximize therapeutic ratio while maintaining a high standard of patient care.

This special issue is intended to present novel technological breakthroughs and state-of-the-art developments in cancer radiotherapy in recent years, which could hold great potential for improved treatment outcome and patient safety in the radiotherapeutic management of cancers worldwide.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced imaging for treatment response assessment
  • Adaptive radiotherapy for improved treatment outcome and patient safety
  • Advanced tumor tracking and monitoring
  • Online quality assurance of treatment delivery
  • Advanced algorithms for real-time monitoring of patient safety
  • Biologically guided radiation therapy
  • Electronic health record data mining for more efficient radiotherapy
  • Novel treatment modality for improved treatment outcome and patient safety

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3016454
  • - Editorial

Novel Technologies for Improved Treatment Outcome and Patient Safety in Cancer Radiotherapy

Jun Deng | Yuanming Feng | ... | Fang-Fang Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4382854
  • - Research Article

3D-2D Deformable Image Registration Using Feature-Based Nonuniform Meshes

Zichun Zhong | Xiaohu Guo | ... | Weihua Mao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5807346
  • - Review Article

Combining Whole-Brain Radiotherapy with Gefitinib/Erlotinib for Brain Metastases from Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

Mao-hua Zheng | Hong-tao Sun | ... | Ke-hu Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 476383
  • - Clinical Study

Replanning Criteria and Timing Definition for Parotid Protection-Based Adaptive Radiation Therapy in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Wei-Rong Yao | Shou-Ping Xu | ... | Lin Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 696439
  • - Clinical Study

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy of the Pelvic Lymph Nodes to the Aortic Bifurcation in Higher Risk Prostate Cancer: Early Toxicity Outcomes

Gina Hesselberg | Gerald Fogarty | ... | Phillip Stricker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 613060
  • - Research Article

An IMRT/VMAT Technique for Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

Nan Zhao | Ruijie Yang | ... | Jinna Li
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