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Special Issue Title: Radiotherapy for Gynecological Oncology

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions:  30 September, 2021

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof Dr. Cem Onal

Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Research and Treatment Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology, Adana, Turkey

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Interests: Radiotherapy; Gynecologic oncology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radiation therapy is an essential component of gynecological malignancies, either used as definitive treatment or as adjuvant postoperative treatment. The role of radiotherapy in gynecological cancer is important, because gynecologic cancers were among the first malignancies treated with ionizing radiation, more than a century ago. Both external radiotherapy and intracavitary or interstitial brachytherapy are frequently used for patients with gynecological malignancies. Although radiotherapy is used in curative intent for most patients, in rare cases it can also be used for symptom palliation. 

In parallel with the innovations in radiotherapy applications, an increase in treatment efficiency and a decrease in side effects were observed. Furthermore, radiotherapy induces the treatment efficacy of certain new systemic agents. Combined used of new generation systemic agents and new radiotherapy techniques should increase the survival, even in patients with recurrent or metastatic disease.

Therefore, the unknown parts of radiotherapy and technical innovations about radiotherapy will be explained by the experts of the subject. The special issue provided by ‘European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology’ will enlighten the issues related to radiotherapy for gynecological cancer.

This special issue will include,
· A review section briefly describing the role of radiotherapy in gynecological cancer (cervical cancer, endometrium cancer, vulva and vaginal cancer) and another review section regarding new radiotherapy delivery methods (stereotactic radiotherapy, image-guided brachytherapy, etc.),
· Original articles with gynecological cancer patients treated with radiotherapy and/or surgery and/or systemic therapy,  
· Case reports or interesting images,
· A clinical perspective section, in which guest opinion leader will provide their perspectives for radiotherapy on clinical practice.

Dr. Cem Onal

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ejgo.imrpress.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1250. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% (APC: $850) to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Radiotherapy; Gynecological oncology

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