ESTRO 2020 Abstract book

ESTRO 2020 S1

ESTRO 2020 Abstracts Saturday 4 April 2020 Day 1

SP-0003 How to crunch the numbers P. Blanchard 1 1 Institut Gustave Roussy, Radiation Oncology, Villejuif, France Abstract text Use of an adequate methodology and statistics are essential to provide accurate and non-biased results when performing research. The talk will focus on key points that will help researchers perform high quality research that, ultimately, could be considered for publication in ESTRO journals, such as Radiotherapy & Oncology or Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology. This points are related to 1) the design of the study and all the methodological work that needs to be performed prior to conducting the research, 2) basic elements of data analysis and 3) appropriate presentation and discussion of results. SP-0004 How to present your results nicely L.P. Muren Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Oncology, Aarhus, Denmark SP-0005 Differential biological effects of photon and particle irradiation; experimental highlights and clinical impact M. Durante 1 1 GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Biophysics Department, Darmstadt, Germany Abstract text Particle therapy is rapidly growing worldwide. The main benefit is related o the physics, i.e. to the Bragg peak that allows much more sparing of normal tissue tann X-rays. However, densely ionizing (high-LET) radiation has quantitative and qualitative radiobiological differences from X-rays, While the proton LET is still so low that the biological effects are expected to be similar to photons, the increased biological effectiveness is the main rationale for the use of heavier ions such as carbon. In the figure below these physical and biological properties are summarized. The question is however whether these properties translates into a clinical benefit. We will discuss the current evidence and provide indications about which patients can especially benefit from charged particles. Abstract not received Teaching Lecture: Differential biological effects of photon and particle irradiation: experimental highlights and clinical impact

Teaching Lecture: The ultimate truth on how to get your paper published in an ESTRO journal

SP-0001 The world needs new knowledge M. Baumann 1 1 German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, CEO and Scientific Director, Heidelberg, Germany Abstract text Scientific journals drive innovation by reporting on new data and on novel developments in emerging fields. The integration of new knowledge from basic research to clinical outcome studies will lead to new treatments, improve the life-quality and life-expectancy of cancer patients, and will ultimately serve society. There is need for Radiation Oncology journals to publish hypothesis- driven prospective studies as well as retrospective studies, which provide new insights based on case-control data with sound statistical analysis and interpretation. Guidelines and reviews in form of state-of-the-art reports on newest treatments and research trends will further continue to serve as continuous education for both professionals and trainers. ESTRO’s four journals Radiotherapy & Oncology (The Green Journal), Clinical & Translational Radiation Oncology (ctRO), Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology (phiRO) and Technical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncology (tipsRO) are dedicated to disseminating high quality scientific knowledge to interdisciplinary professionals within the field. In this lecture participants will learn about the scope and the profile of the journals and how to choose the right articles for submission to the right journals, from the perspective of the editor in chief of the Green Journal. SP-0002 The ultimate truth on how to get your paper published in an ESTRO journal-ethical considerations. M. Leech 1 1 TCD Discipline Of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Dublin, Ireland Abstract text When submitting to any of the ESTRO family of journals, authors should be fully aware of how to publish ethically. This presentation will outline the main considerations that authors should be cognisant of in relation to ethics. These include authorship and the ethical issues with gift, guest or ghost authorship, the ethical concerns regarding plagiarism, including using words and phrases right through to more serious plagiarism of the data and concepts of others. The concerns surrounding simultaneous submission, that is submitting duplicate works to more than one journal and so-called ‘salami slicing’, which is the dissection of data for one meaningful paper into several lesser papers will be highlighted. Research fraud includes the manipulation of data and is a serious offence. This, together with declaration of competing interests in research publications will be discussed. Finally, guidance on how to ensure that your work adheres to these ethical standards of ESTRO journals will be provided.

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