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New perspectives in radiation oncology: Young radiation oncologist point of view and challenges

Jose Luis Lopez Guerra, Nicolas Isa, Michelle M. Kim, Celine Bourgier, Hugo Marsiglia
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2012.07.002
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2012;17(5):251-254.

open access

Vol 17, No 5 (2012)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2012-09-01
Submitted: 2011-12-17

Abstract

Aim

To assess the role of the young radiation oncologist in the context of important recent advancements in the field of radiation oncology, and to explore new perspectives and competencies of the young radiation oncologist.

Background

Radiation oncology is a field that has rapidly advanced over the last century. It holds a rich tradition of clinical care and evidence-based practice, and more recently has advanced with revolutionary innovations in technology and computer science, as well as pharmacology and molecular biology.

Materials and methods

Several young radiation oncologists from different countries evaluated the current status and future directions of radiation oncology.

Results

For young radiation oncologists, it is important to reflect on the current practice and future directions of the specialty as it relates to the role of the radiation oncologist in the comprehensive management of cancer patients. Radiation oncologists are responsible for the radiation treatment provided to patients and its subsequent impact on patients’ quality of life. Young radiation oncologists must proactively master new clinical, biological and technical information, as well as lead radiation oncology teams consisting of physicists, dosimetrists, nurses and technicians.

Conclusions

The role of the young radiation oncologist in the field of oncology should be proactive in developing new competencies. Above all, it is important to remember that we are dealing with the family members and loved ones of many individuals during the most difficult part of their lives.

Abstract

Aim

To assess the role of the young radiation oncologist in the context of important recent advancements in the field of radiation oncology, and to explore new perspectives and competencies of the young radiation oncologist.

Background

Radiation oncology is a field that has rapidly advanced over the last century. It holds a rich tradition of clinical care and evidence-based practice, and more recently has advanced with revolutionary innovations in technology and computer science, as well as pharmacology and molecular biology.

Materials and methods

Several young radiation oncologists from different countries evaluated the current status and future directions of radiation oncology.

Results

For young radiation oncologists, it is important to reflect on the current practice and future directions of the specialty as it relates to the role of the radiation oncologist in the comprehensive management of cancer patients. Radiation oncologists are responsible for the radiation treatment provided to patients and its subsequent impact on patients’ quality of life. Young radiation oncologists must proactively master new clinical, biological and technical information, as well as lead radiation oncology teams consisting of physicists, dosimetrists, nurses and technicians.

Conclusions

The role of the young radiation oncologist in the field of oncology should be proactive in developing new competencies. Above all, it is important to remember that we are dealing with the family members and loved ones of many individuals during the most difficult part of their lives.

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Keywords

Oncology; Evidence-based; Radiotherapy

About this article
Title

New perspectives in radiation oncology: Young radiation oncologist point of view and challenges

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 17, No 5 (2012)

Pages

251-254

Published online

2012-09-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2012.07.002

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2012;17(5):251-254.

Keywords

Oncology
Evidence-based
Radiotherapy

Authors

Jose Luis Lopez Guerra
Nicolas Isa
Michelle M. Kim
Celine Bourgier
Hugo Marsiglia

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