Special issue: Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT)

Published: 2013-11-25

Guest Editors: Frederik Wenz and Elena Sperk, University Medical Center Mannheim, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

In the context of cancer treatment, radiotherapy plays an important role as more than 50% of cancer patients receive radiotherapy as part of multimodal treatment of their disease. Radiotherapy can be delivered percutaneously, interventionally i.e. as brachytherapy or during surgery as intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). IORT is increasingly used for different entities as it delivers targeted radiotherapy to the tumorbed immediately during surgery. In this special issue planned to be published in February 2014, we include articles introducing different treatment options for IORT and articles regarding basic research including radiobiology, immunology and physics.

The following outline shows the variety of IORT.

Roberto Orecchia; European Institute of Oncology, Italy

Jayant Vaidya; University College London, UK

Oncoplastic reconstruction after IORT
Wolfram Malter; University of Cologne Medical School, Germany

Kypho-IORT: First French treatment
Petra Miglierini; University Hospital Morvan, France

Brest experience in intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer
Petra Miglierini; University Hospital Morvan, France

Immuneffects of high dose treatment
Pedro Carlos Lara; Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr, Spain

Dosimetric validation of an INTRABEAM GATE model, based on Monte Carlo GEANT4 toolkit, for IORT applications
D. Bouzid Jnah; Service de Radiothérapie, Brest, France

Personalized 3D dose prediction for INTRABEAM treatments based on patient CT imaging with Monte Carlo GATE simulations
D. Bouzid Jnah; Service de Radiothérapie, Brest, France

Dosimetric characteristics of INTRABEAM Flat and Surface applicators
S. Lam; Cancer Treatment Centers of America, USA

First year experience with IORT for breast cancer at the Geneva University Hospitals
Vincent Vinh-Hung; University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland

IORT with low energy photons in recurrent rectal cancer
Wojciech P. Polkowski; Medical University of Lublin, Poland

Radiobiological aspects of intraoperative tumour-bed irradiation with low energy x-rays
Carsten Herskind; University Medical Centre Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Germany

IORT with electrons
Marc D Piroth; RWTH Aachen University, Germany

IORT – An option for treating glioblastoma?
Frank A Giordano; Heidelberg University, Germany

ISIORT pooled analysis
Marco Krengli; University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy