Special Issue "Palliative Radiotherapy in Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2024 | Viewed by 177
Interests: early palliative care; prognosis; palliative sedation
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Interests: palliative radiotherapy; radiotherapy of prostate cancer; radiotherapy of pancreatic cancer; radiotherapy of rectal cancer; radiotherapy of biliary cancer
Interests: the integration of radiotherapy and palliative care; early palliative care
Palliative radiotherapy is well known for being an essential tool for symptom relief in patients with advanced cancer. However, little space is usually given to this resource in conference events and more generally in the education and permanent training of doctors and specialists working in oncology.
Furthermore, clinical research has only marginally addressed this issue, leaving large spaces without clear scientific evidence in a scenario in which the introduction of the concept of oligometastatic disease has produced gray areas without clear guidelines. Finally, the diffusion of palliative therapies makes it urgent to define paths of integration between pharmacological-supportive treatments and radiotherapy.
We hope that this Special Issue will gather and highlight the evidence needed to help optimize clinical practice in palliative radiotherapy and in particular to improve the integration of radiotherapy with other resources available today in the field of palliative therapies. We look forward to your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Marco Cesare Maltoni
Prof. Dr. Alessio Giuseppe Morganti
Dr. Romina Rossi
Costanza Maria Donati
Guest Editor Assitant
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