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Twenty years of radiobiology in clinical practice: the Italian contribution

Abstract

Aims and background. To present the Italian state-of-the-art contribution to radiobiology of external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and radionuclide radiotherapy.
Methods and study design. A survey of the literature was carried out, using PubMed, by some independent researchers of the Italian group of radiobiology. Each paper was reviewed by researchers of centers not comprising its authors. The survey was limited to papers in English published over the last 20 years, written by Italian investigators or in Italian institutions, excluding review articles.
Results. A total of 135 papers have been published in journals with an impact factor, with an increase in the number of published papers over time, for external beam radiotherapy rather than radionuclide radiotherapy. The quantity and quality of the papers researched constitutes a proof of the enduring interest in clinical radiobiology among Italian investigators.
Conclusions. The survey could be useful to individuate expert partners for an Italian network on clinical radiobiology, addressing future collaborative investigations.

Tumori 2014; 100(6): 625 - 635

Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

DOI:10.1700/1778.19266

Authors

Lidia Strigari, Rocchina Caivano, Michele Avanzo, Marta Cremonesi, Cecilia Arrichiello, Carla Bianchi, Francesca Botta, Giorgia Califano, Nunzia Ciscognetti, Daniela D’Alessio, Laura D’Ambrosio, Marco D’Andrea, Daniela Falco, Francesco Guerriero, Maria Guerrisi, Domenico Mola, Maria Cristina Pressello, Anna Sarnelli, Luigi Spiazzi, Angela Terlizzi, Marcello Benassi, Piernicola Pedicini

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Authors

  • Strigari, Lidia [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Laboratory of Medical Physics and Expert Systems, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
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    Service of Medical Physics, IRCCS Regional Cancer Hospital (CROB), Rionero in Vulture (PZ), Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, IRCSS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano (PN), Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, Azienda USL della Valle d’Aosta, Aosta, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, ASL2 Savonese, Savona, Italy
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    Laboratory of Medical Physics and Expert Systems, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
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    Nuclear Medicine Department, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Fondazione G Pascale, Napoli, Italy
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    Laboratory of Medical Physics and Expert Systems, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
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    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging Interventional Radiology and Radiotherapy, Tor Vergata University General Hospital, Rome, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, SG Moscati Hospital, Taranto, Italy
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    Department of Health Physics, S Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy
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    Physics Department, Spedali Civili Hospital, Brescia, Italy
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    Department of Medical Physics, SG Moscati Hospital, Taranto, Italy
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    Medical Physics Department, IRCCS Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Meldola (FC), Italy
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    Service of Medical Physics, IRCCS Regional Cancer Hospital (CROB), Rionero in Vulture (PZ), Italy

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