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Evolution of Carbon Ion Radiotherapy at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan

Overview of attention for article published in Cancers, March 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Evolution of Carbon Ion Radiotherapy at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan
Published in
Cancers, March 2018
DOI 10.3390/cancers10030066
Pubmed ID
Authors

Osama Mohamad, Hirokazu Makishima, Tadashi Kamada

Abstract

Charged particles can achieve better dose distribution and higher biological effectiveness compared to photon radiotherapy. Carbon ions are considered an optimal candidate for cancer treatment using particles. The National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Chiba, Japan was the first radiotherapy hospital dedicated for carbon ion treatments in the world. Since its establishment in 1994, the NIRS has pioneered this therapy with more than 69 clinical trials so far, and hundreds of ancillary projects in physics and radiobiology. In this review, we will discuss the evolution of carbon ion radiotherapy at the NIRS and some of the current and future projects in the field.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 9 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 5 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 19%
Engineering 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Energy 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 11 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2019.
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#1,557,425
of 14,526,769 outputs
Outputs from Cancers
#109
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Outputs of similar age
#49,007
of 277,790 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancers
#5
of 85 outputs
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