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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science presents a publishing competition

Surgically Targeted Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors: Clinical Case Review

Peer Review Panel

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

Stuart Lee

Stuart Lee

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, USA
Kimberly Hoang

Kimberly Hoang

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
Erin M. Dunbar

Erin M. Dunbar

M.D. | Oncology

Neuro-Oncology & Palliative Care, Piedmont Brain Tumor Center, Atlanta, USA
Thomas H. Beckham

Thomas H. Beckham

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

Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Ronald Reimer

Ronald Reimer

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic (Emeritus), Jacksonville, USA
Yazmin Odia

Yazmin Odia

M.D. | Neurology

Neuro-Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, USA
Richard Crownover

Richard Crownover

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, USA
Aidnag Diaz

Aidnag Diaz

Professor, M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, USA
Adam Nowlan

Adam Nowlan

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, USA
Alexander Masino

Alexander Masino

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

Radiation Oncology, Columbus CyberKnife, Columbus, USA
Ryan DuBose

Ryan DuBose

M.Sc. | Medical Physics

Medical Physics, Carolina Regional Cancer Center, Myrtle Beach, USA
Joseph M. Zabramski

Joseph M. Zabramski

Professor, M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA
John E. Wanebo

John E. Wanebo

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Karen Fink

Karen Fink

Ph.D., M.D. | Neurology

Neuro-Oncology Associates, Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas, USA

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. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. Only case reports/series are eligible for submission.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting images, charts, tables and/or 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, un-cleared 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 selected exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither the sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine the competition outcome.

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm ET (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes.
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – Crowdsourced scoring (SIQ) complete @ 5:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, December 23, 2021 – Winning articles announced