Radiotherapy for Pediatric Tumors

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 November 2024 | Viewed by 263

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: neuroblastoma; pediatric brain tumors; pediatric cancers; pediatric sarcomas; stereotactic body radiation therapy; stereotactic radiosurgery; translational clinical trials

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Interests: brain and spine tumors; gastrointestinal tumors; sarcomas; pediatrics; proton therapy; radiosurgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of many pediatric tumors. Radiation treatment can improve local control and is critical in curing certain types of pediatric malignancies. Furthermore, radiotherapy can help palliative symptoms after tumor recurrence and address oligometastatic or oligoprogressive disease. However, radiation can lead to acute and long-term toxicity, some of which can be morbid, especially for pediatric patients. In recent decades, advances in radiation technology and planning have contributed to improvements in outcomes, including the reduction in toxicity. Future research is underway to investigate new strategies to improve local control and survival in pediatric tumors with poor prognosis and decrease acute and long-term toxicity after radiation.

This Special Issue brings together leading experts and researchers to discuss various aspects of radiotherapy for pediatric tumors. This Special Issue will seek to explore interesting and challenging questions from a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, the following: clinical outcomes after radiotherapy, including toxicity; the development of novel radiotherapy treatment paradigms; preclinical research to identify new radiosensitizers; and long-term survivorship care after radiation treatment within the context of pediatric tumors. Together, this Special Issue will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients with tumors, and it will aim to foster the development of novel treatment strategies and improve the quality of life for these young patients. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Kevin X. Liu
Dr. Nicholas DeNunzio
Guest Editors

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  • pediatric tumors
  • radiotherapy
  • proton radiotherapy
  • photon radiotherapy
  • brachytherapy
  • stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery

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