Springing forward: Additions, contests, and SBRT updates

Welcome to the March issue of Applied Radiation Oncology! As we advance into spring, a season defined by vitality and change, we are excited to announce new growth of our own with the expansion of the ARO editorial advisory board. Over the last several months, we have welcomed the following new members:

  • May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD, FASTRO, FACR, Director, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
  • Sarah Hoffe, MD, Section Head, GI Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Erin Murphy, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Elizabeth M. Nichols, MD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Sewit Teckie, MD, Assistant Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York, NY
  • Lei Wang, PhD, DABR, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
  • Kristina Demas Woodhouse, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Serving as the journal’s backbone, the advisory board plays an instrumental role in determining ARO’s overall direction and objectives. We are indebted to their dedication and guidance in honing issue topics, recommending contributors, critiquing submissions, forming liaisons, and strengthening the journal’s content and practical application, issue after issue. For a full list of advisory board members, please visit http://appliedradiationoncology.com/about-us.

The board also judges several ARO editorial contests, which we are excited to offer again this year. Details about the 2018 Research, Review and Case Report Articles of the Year (with $500 to $1,000 prizes), are available at http://appliedradiationoncology.com/contests. All articles accepted for publication are automatically entered.

In the Issue

This month, we focus on the burgeoning area of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Two review articles, which offer free SA-CME credit, discuss important updates and considerations in the treatment of liver tumors and early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), respectively. We also present survey results of SBRT for large node-negative NSCLC, provide an interesting analysis on stereotactic radiosurgery for spine sarcoma, and feature a timely Technology Trends piece on breast SBRT.

Also timely is this month’s Resident Voice editorial, Society for Women in Radiation Oncology: A resident perspective on #MeToo and the founding of SWRO. This excellent contribution discusses professional misconduct and the gender gap in male-dominated fields such as radiation oncology.

We hope our issue, which also features case reports and a review of patient education in radiation oncology, fosters dialogue to enrich and continually improve collaboration and advancement across the field, clinic to clinic and colleague to colleague.

As always, thank you for your continued support. Happy spring!


Suh J. Springing forward: Additions, contests, and SBRT updates. Appl Radiat Oncol. 2018;(1):4.

March 23, 2018