Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers

Posted On 2020-08-07 17:02:52

In summary, PBT has emerged as a standard external beam RT modality with potential advantages over conventional photon therapy for the treatment of some patients with gastrointestinal cancers. In this special issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, we will provide a comprehensive review of the rationale, clinical data, current indications, and future directions for the use of PBT for gastrointestinal cancers.

A brief overview of the use of proton beam radiotherapy for gastrointestinal cancers
Christopher L. Hallemeier, Jonathan B. Ashman, Michael G. Haddock

Review Article
The emerging role of proton therapy for esophagus cancer
Krishan R. Jethwa, Michael G. Haddock, Erik J. Tryggestad, Christopher L. Hallemeier

Proton beam therapy for liver cancers
Michael Chuong, Adeel Kaiser, Jason Molitoris, Alejandra Mendez Romero, Smith Apisarnthanarax

Proton beam radiotherapy for pancreas cancer
Michael S. Rutenberg, Romaine C. Nichols

Proton beam radiotherapy for anal and rectal cancers
Eugene J. Vaios, Jennifer Y. Wo

Original Article
Proton beam re-irradiation for gastrointestinal malignancies: a systematic review
Andrew R. Barsky, Vishruth K. Reddy, John P. Plastaras, Edgar Ben-Josef, James M. Metz, Andrzej P. Wojcieszynski

Review Article
Heavy charged particles for gastrointestinal cancers
Yuka Isozaki, Hirotoshi Takiyama, Tapesh Bhattacharyya, Daniel Ebner, Goro Kasuya, Hirokazu Makishima, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada, Shigeru Yamada

Managing treatment-related uncertainties in proton beam radiotherapy for gastrointestinal cancers
Erik J. Tryggestad, Wei Liu, Mark D. Pepin, Christopher L. Hallemeier, Terence T. Sio

Radiation biology considerations of proton therapy for gastrointestinal cancers
Chris Beltran, Heather L. Schultz, Aman Anand, Kenneth Merrell

The series “Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology without any sponsorship or funding. Christopher L. Hallemeier, Jonathan B. Ashman and Michael G. Haddock served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.