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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science presents a publishing competition

Proton Therapy: Advanced Applications for the Most Challenging Cases

Peer Review Panel

All article submissions will undergo an independent pre-publication peer review conducted by a world-class team of experts.

Steve Frank

Steve Frank

M.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, US
Ricky Sharma

Ricky Sharma

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, University College London
London, England, GB
Carl Rossi

Carl Rossi

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Medical Director, Scripps Proton Therapy Center
San Diego, California, US
Ranald MacKay

Ranald MacKay

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Christie Medical Physics & Engineering, ‎The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, England, GB
Lei Dong

Lei Dong

Ph.D., Professor | Medical Physics

Department of Medical Physics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Alejandro Mazal

Alejandro Mazal

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Service de Physique Medicale, Institut Curie
Paris, Île-de-France, FR
Jeffrey Bradley

Jeffrey Bradley

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Director, S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy
St. Louis, Missouri, US
John Perentesis

John Perentesis

M.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Division of Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Jean-Philippe Pignol

Jean-Philippe Pignol

M.D., Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus Medical Center Cancer Institute
Rotterdam, South Holland, NL
William Regine

William Regine

M.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, US

Competition Entries

Competition entries will appear below as they are published. Keep checking back for published articles!

Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. Eligible entrees include technical reports, case reports and case series only. All submitted work must be previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting animations and videos within their article submissions. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Other Stipulations

  • All clinical studies must be compliant with applicable regulatory, ethics / IRB, and other rules governing protection of human subjects.
  • All non-clinical studies must be compliant with applicable AAUC, AAALAC, and other related regulations.
  • This program is not intended to promote or otherwise encourage unapproved, uncleared use of products or any product for unapproved new use.
  • This program in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with any local, federal, or other applicable governing laws.

Statement of Independence

  • Cureus Publishing Competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery and document clinical experiences – be they positive, negative, or neutral – and foster broader educational outreach through Open Access publication that is free to both authors and readers.
  • Article submissions must adhere to the described “call for articles” and are open to any and all related manufacturer or vendor technologies.
  • As a firewall to ensure objective and credible science, article selection, editorial review, peer review and publication are strictly independent of the sponsoring company.
  • Winning articles are determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither the sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine the competition outcome.
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Key Dates

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Competition announced
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Article submission deadline
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Competition crowdsourced review (SIQ) concludes
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Winning articles announced