"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead
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, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States of America
Ricky Sharma

Ricky Sharma

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, University College London
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Carl Rossi

Carl Rossi

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Medical Director, Scripps Proton Therapy Center
United States of America
Ranald MacKay

Ranald MacKay

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Christie Medical Physics & Engineering, ‎The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Lei Dong

Lei Dong

Ph.D., Professor | Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
United States of America
Alejandro Mazal

Alejandro Mazal

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Service de Physique Medicale, Institut Curie
France
Jeffrey Bradley

Jeffrey Bradley

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Director, S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy
United States of America
John Perentesis

John Perentesis

M.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Division of Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
United States of America
Jean-Philippe Pignol

Jean-Philippe Pignol

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus Medical Center Cancer Institute
Netherlands
William Regine

William Regine

M.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
United States of America

Competition Entries

The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to rate and discuss these articles. Remember, prizes will be awarded to the three highest-rated 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 All submitted work must be previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.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.
Awards trophy bgd ff21d864ec29497a6c29f6761f54114bea8fc5606a22178274fa74da5e16718a
Key dates calendar bg f6a1f2821c9d689da5931e007c65fd339379352564d337e010d310f97dc19e57

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Competition announced
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – Article submission deadline
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Competition crowdsourced review (SIQ) concludes
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Winning articles announced