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ASTRO's Advances in Radiation Oncology’s Top Twenty Downloads for 2021

      Our year in publishing at ASTRO's Advances in Radiation Oncology in 2020 was focused sharply on the response to the pandemic. Although the pandemic continued through 2021, our readers have been interested in a more diverse range of topics more recently, as evidenced by our top 20 downloads for the previous year.
      Unlike 2020, there was no single overriding theme to last year's articles that readers saved the most. The most downloaded article was focused on a difficult topic, that of reirradiation in breast cancer for local and regional recurrences. This Mayo Clinic study found that “Reirradiation for locoregional recurrent breast cancer is feasible with acceptable rates of toxicity. Disease control and survival are promising among curative intent reirradiation patients without gross disease.”
      • Fattahi S
      • Ahmed SK
      • Park SS
      • et al.
      Reirradiation for locoregional recurrent breast cancer.
      Breast cancer was a common topic for our most popular downloads, accounting for four of the top twenty most popular articles.
      The second most downloaded article, is a case report describing an unusual adverse event after placement of an injectable, biodegradable spacers.
      • McLaughlin MF
      • Folkert MR
      • Timmerman RD
      • et al.
      Hydrogel spacer rectal wall infiltration associated with severe rectal injury and related complications after dose intensified prostate cancer stereotactic ablative radiation therapy.
      The third most popular was also focused on long term complications of prostate cancer radiotherapy relating to dose escalation and hip injury.
      • Rasmusson E
      • Nilsson P
      • Kjellén E
      • Gunnlaugsson A.
      Long-term risk of hip complications after radiation therapy for prostate cancer: a dose-response study.
      Coming in fourth is another article focused on reirradiation presented by an international expert panel who developed a consensus statement detailing best practices for the evaluation and treatment of patients with recurrent non-small lung cancer.
      • Rulach R
      • Ball D
      • Chua KLM
      • et al.
      An international expert survey on the indications and practice of radical thoracic reirradiation for non-small cell lung cancer.
      In fifth place, is a review article summarizing work in an increasingly popular topic, mobile health applications designed to collect and monitor patient reported outcomes.
      • Lu DJ
      • Girgis M
      • David JM
      • Chung EM
      • Atkins KM
      • Kamrava M.
      Evaluation of mobile health applications to track patient-reported outcomes for oncology patients: a systematic review.
      The remaining fifteen articles contain a variety of topics, and I would encourage our readers who have not seen them to download. Advances continues to gain readers and increase its impact on the scientific world. Using the CiteScore metric, similar but not identical to an Impact Factor Score, Advances has a score of 3.8. However, the CiteScore Tracker anticipates that growing to 4.2 this year. We anticipate receiving a traditional Impact Factor score later this year.
      Tabled 1Top 20 downloads for articles published in 2021.
      RankTitleAuthors
      1Reirradiation for Locoregional Recurrent Breast Cancer
      • Fattahi S
      • Ahmed SK
      • Park SS
      • et al.
      Reirradiation for locoregional recurrent breast cancer.
      Fattahi, S.; Ahmed, S.; Park, S.; Petersen, I.; Shumway, D.; Stish, B.; Yan, E.; Remmes, N.; Mutter, R.; Corbin, K.
      2Hydrogel Spacer Rectal Wall Infiltration Associated With Severe Rectal Injury and Related Complications After Dose Intensified Prostate Cancer Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy
      • McLaughlin MF
      • Folkert MR
      • Timmerman RD
      • et al.
      Hydrogel spacer rectal wall infiltration associated with severe rectal injury and related complications after dose intensified prostate cancer stereotactic ablative radiation therapy.
      McLaughlin, M.; Folkert, M.; Timmerman, R.; Hannan, R.; Garant, A.; Hudak, S.; Costa, D.; Desai, N.
      3Long-Term Risk of Hip Complications After Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: A Dose-Response Study
      • Rasmusson E
      • Nilsson P
      • Kjellén E
      • Gunnlaugsson A.
      Long-term risk of hip complications after radiation therapy for prostate cancer: a dose-response study.
      Rasmusson, E.; Nilsson, P.; Kjellén, E.; Gunnlaugsson, A.
      4An International Expert Survey on the Indications and Practice of Radical Thoracic Reirradiation for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
      • Rulach R
      • Ball D
      • Chua KLM
      • et al.
      An international expert survey on the indications and practice of radical thoracic reirradiation for non-small cell lung cancer.
      Rulach, R.; Ball, D.; Chua, K.; Dahele, M.; De Ruysscher, D.; Franks, K.; Gomez, D.; Guckenberger, M.; Hanna, G.; Louie, A.; Moghanaki, D.; Palma, D.; Peedell, C.; Salem, A.; Siva, S.; Videtic, G.; Chalmers, A.; Harrow, S.
      5Evaluation of Mobile Health Applications to Track Patient-Reported Outcomes for Oncology Patients: A Systematic Review
      • Lu DJ
      • Girgis M
      • David JM
      • Chung EM
      • Atkins KM
      • Kamrava M.
      Evaluation of mobile health applications to track patient-reported outcomes for oncology patients: a systematic review.
      Lu, D.; Girgis, M.; David, J.; Chung, E.; Atkins, K.; Kamrava, M.
      6Spatially fractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy (Lattice) for large tumors
      • Duriseti S
      • Kavanaugh J
      • Goddu S
      • et al.
      Spatially fractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy (Lattice) for large tumors.
      Duriseti, S.; Kavanaugh, J.; Goddu, S.; Price, A.; Knutson, N.; Reynoso, F.; Michalski, J.; Mutic, S.; Robinson, C.; Spraker, M.
      7Should Postoperative Radiation for Long Bone Metastases Cover Part or All of the Orthopedic Hardware? Results of a Large Retrospective Analysis
      • Rosen DB
      • Haseltine JM
      • Bartelstein M
      • et al.
      Should Postoperative radiation for long bone metastases cover part or all of the orthopedic hardware? Results of a large retrospective analysis.
      Rosen, D.; Haseltine, J.; Bartelstein, M.; Flynn, J.; Zhang, Z.; Kohutek, Z.; Yamada, Y.; Schmitt, A.; Higginson, D.; Vaynrub, M.; Yang, J.; Gillespie, E.
      8The Effect of Slice Thickness on Contours of Brain Metastases for Stereotactic Radiosurgery
      • Thrower SL
      • Al Feghali KA
      • Luo D
      • et al.
      The effect of slice thickness on contours of brain metastases for stereotactic radiosurgery.
      Thrower, S.; Al Feghali, K.; Luo, D.; Paddick, I.; Hou, P.; Briere, T.; Li, J.; McAleer, M.; McGovern, S.; Woodhouse, K.; Yeboa, D.; Brock, K.; Chung, C.
      9Hypofractionated Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy
      • Sayan M
      • Yehia ZA
      • Ohri N
      • Haffty BG.
      Hypofractionated postmastectomy radiation therapy.
      Sayan, M.; Yehia, Z.; Ohri, N.; Haffty, B.
      10The Declining Residency Applicant Pool: A Multi-Institutional Medical Student Survey to Identify Precipitating Factors
      • Wu TC
      • McCloskey SA
      • Wallner PE
      • Steinberg ML
      • Raldow AC.
      The declining residency applicant pool: a multi-institutional medical student survey to identify precipitating factors.
      Wu, T.; McCloskey, S.; Wallner, P.; Steinberg, M.; Raldow, A.
      11Total Body Irradiation and Total Skin Irradiation Techniques in Belgium and the Netherlands: Current Clinical Practice
      • Koken PW
      • Murrer LHP.
      Total body irradiation and total skin irradiation techniques in belgium and the netherlands: current clinical practice.
      Koken, P.; Murrer, L.
      12The Hippocampus: A New Organ at Risk for Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Bucco-alveolar Cancer? A Dosimetric and Biological Analysis
      • Nangia S
      • Singh M
      • Khosa R
      • Rout SK
      • Singh G
      • Oomen S.
      The hippocampus: a new organ at risk for postoperative radiation therapy for bucco-alveolar cancer? A dosimetric and biological analysis.
      Nangia, S.; Singh, M.; Khosa, R.; Rout, S.; Singh, G.; Oomen, S.
      13Ablative Five-Fraction Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer Using Online MR-Guided Adaptation
      • Hassanzadeh C
      • Rudra S
      • Bommireddy A
      • et al.
      Ablative five-fraction stereotactic body radiation therapy for inoperable pancreatic cancer using online mr-guided adaptation.
      Hassanzadeh, C.; Rudra, S.; Bommireddy, A.; Hawkins, W.; Wang-Gillam, A.; Fields, R.; Cai, B.; Park, J.; Green, O.; Roach, M.; Henke, L.; Kim, H.
      14Genomically Guided Breast Radiation Therapy: A Review of the Current Data and Future Directions
      • Liveringhouse CL
      • Washington IR
      • Diaz R
      • et al.
      Genomically guided breast radiation therapy: a review of the current data and future directions.
      Liveringhouse, C.; Washington, I.; Diaz, R.; Jimenez, R.; Harris, E.; Rabinovitch, R.; Woodward, W.; Torres-Roca, J.; Ahmed, K.
      15Residency Match Trends, Racial Disparity, and Matching Amid a Pandemic
      • Vassantachart A
      • Hwang L
      • Vassantachart A
      • Jennelle R.
      Residency match trends, racial disparity, and matching amid a pandemic.
      Vassantachart, A.; Hwang, L.; Vassantachart, A.; Jennelle, R.
      16Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy in Patients With Breast Cancer Treated With Comprehensive Adjuvant Radiation Therapy
      • Rudra S
      • Roy A
      • Brenneman R
      • et al.
      Radiation-induced brachial plexopathy in patients with breast cancer treated with comprehensive adjuvant radiation therapy.
      Rudra, S.; Roy, A.; Brenneman, R.; Gabani, P.; Roach, M.; Ochoa, L.; Prather, H.; Appleton, C.; Margenthaler, J.; Peterson, L.; Bagegni, N.; Zoberi, J.; Garcia-Ramirez, J.; Thomas, M.; Zoberi, I.
      17A Review and Analysis of Managing Commonly Seen Implanted Devices for Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy
      • Chan MF
      • Young C
      • Gelblum D
      • et al.
      A review and analysis of managing commonly seen implanted devices for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
      Chan, M.; Young, C.; Gelblum, D.; Shi, C.; Rincon, C.; Hipp, E.; Li, J.; Wang, D.
      18Current Social Media Use Among Radiation Oncology Trainees
      • Albert A
      • Kahn JM
      • Knoll MA
      • et al.
      Current social media use among radiation oncology trainees.
      Albert, A.; Kahn, J.; Knoll, M.; Lirette, S.; Yechieli, R.; Gerber, N.; Jagsi, R.; Katz, M.
      19A Comparison of Predicted Ipsilateral Tumor Recurrence Risks in Patients With Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast After Breast-Conserving Surgery by Breast Radiation Oncologists, the Van Nuys Prognostic Index, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center DCIS Nomogram, and the 12-Gene DCIS Score Assay
      • Lei RY
      • Carter DL
      • Antell AG
      • et al.
      A comparison of predicted ipsilateral tumor recurrence risks in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast after breast-conserving surgery by breast radiation oncologists, the van nuys prognostic index, the memorial sloan kettering cancer center DCIS nomogram, and the 12-gene DCIS score assay.
      Lei, R.; Carter, D.; Antell, A.; Nowels, M.; Tole, S.; Bennett, J.; Turner, M.; Baehner, F.; Leonard, C.
      20Stereotactic Versus Conventional Radiation Therapy for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer in the Modern Era
      • Abi Jaoude J
      • Thunshelle CP
      • Kouzy R
      • et al.
      Stereotactic versus conventional radiation therapy for patients with pancreatic cancer in the modern era.
      Abi Jaoude, J.; Thunshelle, C.; Kouzy, R.; Nguyen, N.; Lin, D.; Prakash, L.; Bumanlag, I.; Noticewala, S.; Niedzielski, J.; Beddar, S.; Ludmir, E.; Holliday, E.; Das, P.; Minsky, B.; Herman, J.; Katz, M.; Koong, A.; Koay, E.; Taniguchi, C.

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