Special Issue "Advances in Experimental Radiotherapy"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
2. Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 196, 9700 AD, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: radiation biology; normal tissue effects; stem cells; organoids; predictive modeling; stemness signaling
Interests: tumor microenvironment and treatment resistance; hypoxia; HIF; Notch signaling; cancer stem cells
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Radiotherapy remains one of the most common and rapidly evolving treatments for cancer. However, currently, radiotherapy is rarely given as a single treatment but increasingly in combination with biologicals and taking into account biological mechanisms. More accurate therapies such as proton and carbon therapy have opened novel avenues for alternative dose planning/distribution, but biological and mechanistic differences in the cellular response between photon and particle treatment need further elucidation. Combination therapies involving hyperthermia, immune checkpoint inhibitors DDR inhibitors, and (stem cell) metabolism interference are currently finding their way to the clinic. In addition to these, modulation and prediction of response to radiation involving cancer therapies will optimize current empirical data-driven models based on dose distribution and clinical outcome. (Cancer) stem cell response, circulating biomarkers, and the microbiome have large implications on the prediction and adaptation of the radiation response.
This Special Issue of Cancers on “Advances in Experimental Radiotherapy” features the current standing of the field of radiotherapy and the application and potential emerging biological approaches to improve treatment outcome in radiotherapy. For ultimate clinical application of combination treatments, we must better understand the biology of the radiation response and ways to predict and develop novel ways to modulate both tumor and normal tissue responses. Those factors will ultimately increase tumor control and quality of life of the patients.
Prof. Dr. Rob P. Coppes
Prof. Dr. Marc A.G.G. Vooijs
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