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New Frontiers in Radiobiology

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The field of radiobiology is undergoing a renaissance, owing to new developments and discoveries ranging from the combination of radiation and immunotherapy for cancer treatment, the rapidly growing use of particle therapy in the clinic, radiotherapy treatments with very high dose rate irradiation (FLASH), understanding the biological effects of space irradiation and possible countermeasures, novel animal models and tracking methodologies for the study of disease development, as well as the increasing usage of therapeutic radiation beyond oncologic care. Radiation has found usage in treating joint ailments, arrhythmias, and shows promise in the rapid development of efficient vaccines. Similarly, the utilization of heavy ions in and outside the clinic, and treatment combining multiple ions, shows increasing unique promise to improve patient care. In this research topic within Frontiers in Public Health, we wish to bring together reviews and original papers on these new frontiers appearing within the broad field of radiobiology.

Radiobiology is constantly evolving, and novel treatment methodologies are creating new frontiers within the field. This requires an interdisciplinary approach integrating multiple scientific and clinical disciplines. This section aims to bring together a broad evaluation and overview of the current frontiers in radiobiology.

Original research and review papers are welcomed, but not limited to, the following research topics:

• FLASH irradiation

• Physiological processes and space radiation

• Pharmacological countermeasures in space radiation

• Novel animal models for radiobiology research

• Multi-ion therapy

• Particle therapy and combination treatments

• Radioimmunotherapy

• Radiation and metastasis formation


Keywords: Particle Therapy, FLASH irradiation, Radioimmunotherapy, Space Radiation, Cutting edge Radiobiology and novel animal models for Radiobiology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The field of radiobiology is undergoing a renaissance, owing to new developments and discoveries ranging from the combination of radiation and immunotherapy for cancer treatment, the rapidly growing use of particle therapy in the clinic, radiotherapy treatments with very high dose rate irradiation (FLASH), understanding the biological effects of space irradiation and possible countermeasures, novel animal models and tracking methodologies for the study of disease development, as well as the increasing usage of therapeutic radiation beyond oncologic care. Radiation has found usage in treating joint ailments, arrhythmias, and shows promise in the rapid development of efficient vaccines. Similarly, the utilization of heavy ions in and outside the clinic, and treatment combining multiple ions, shows increasing unique promise to improve patient care. In this research topic within Frontiers in Public Health, we wish to bring together reviews and original papers on these new frontiers appearing within the broad field of radiobiology.

Radiobiology is constantly evolving, and novel treatment methodologies are creating new frontiers within the field. This requires an interdisciplinary approach integrating multiple scientific and clinical disciplines. This section aims to bring together a broad evaluation and overview of the current frontiers in radiobiology.

Original research and review papers are welcomed, but not limited to, the following research topics:

• FLASH irradiation

• Physiological processes and space radiation

• Pharmacological countermeasures in space radiation

• Novel animal models for radiobiology research

• Multi-ion therapy

• Particle therapy and combination treatments

• Radioimmunotherapy

• Radiation and metastasis formation


Keywords: Particle Therapy, FLASH irradiation, Radioimmunotherapy, Space Radiation, Cutting edge Radiobiology and novel animal models for Radiobiology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 December 2021 Abstract
15 May 2022 Manuscript

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15 May 2022 Manuscript

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