Review Article| Volume 22, ISSUE 1, P4-5, January 2023

Intraoperative radiation and electronic brachytherapy in Brachytherapy: A look back and forward

  • Chirag Shah
    Corresponding author. Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 44195, Tel.: 216-445-8180, fax: 216-904-7950.
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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      As Brachytherapy reaches 20 years in publication, it is important to recognize its evolution. Over the past few years, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) and electronic brachytherapy (EB) became independent sections within the journal. This highlights their growing clinical utilization as well as growing research in these techniques, allowing the journal to add additional areas of focus and provide greater discussion on these techniques. One of the unique features of this section is that it focuses on two techniques and incorporates all disease sites, something unique for the journal and something that is seen in the key articles as well as those that are most highly cited in this area.
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