San Mateo, California (PRWEB) December 08, 2015 -- The Radiosurgery Society® (RSS), a non-profit medical society, announced today the launch of a new publishing initiative with the online medical journal, Cureus®, the world’s first and only crowdsourced, open access medical journal. The RSS will host a Channel on the Cureus website http://www.cureus.com/channels/therss dedicated to publications and presentations focused on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). SRS and SBRT are forms of radiation therapy involving the delivery of high doses of highly focused radiation over a shorter course for the treatment of benign and cancerous tumors. SRS/SBRT is a multidisciplinary specialty, involving radiation oncology and various other specialties such as neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, and urology. This collaboration between the RSS and Cureus will allow physicians and scientists across these disciplines to publish peer-reviewed articles on topics of interest to those working in the field.
“We are very excited to launch the new RSS Channel on Cureus. As the field of SRS/SBRT continues to grow, there is a need to share knowledge and education with the entire medical community in an efficient peer-reviewed manner,” said Richard Bucholz, M.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University in St. Louis and co-Deputy Editor of the RSS Cureus Channel. “Physicians and scientists can submit and view SRS/SBRT publications via the RSS Channel without fees, which means information can be shared more broadly for the advancement of the field and improved care of patients.”
One of the inaugural studies to be featured on the RSS Cureus Channel describes SBRT treatment of early-stage prostate cancer patients from an international multi-center patient registry http://www.cureus.com/articles/3466. The study reports on the outcomes of 437 clinically localized prostate cancer patients treated with SBRT and enrolled in the RSSearch® Patient Registry, the largest SRS/SBRT patient registry managed by a non-profit medical society. The Registry has more than 17,000 patients reporting with data as far as 10-years follow up.
The RSS Channel will also serve as a publishing platform for abstracts and poster presentations from the RSS Scientific Meetings. The RSS Channel on Cureus has no reader subscription charges and author submission is free, thereby encouraging greater dissemination of important SRS/SBRT research across all medical disciplines. Articles published via Cureus are also indexed in PubMed Central (PMC) and Google Scholar, and therefore easily searchable using these popular medical literature databases.
“Radiosurgery is a critical component of modern cancer care, and the RSS has firmly established itself as an industry thought leader,” said John Adler, M.D., Cureus CEO and neurosurgeon at Stanford University School of Medicine. “With a dedicated Cureus channel, the RSS can now showcase the research portfolio of its members, while also making this life-saving data readily available to clinicians around the globe.”
The RSS Cureus Channel is available at http://www.cureus.com/channels/therss. For more information on the Radiosurgery Society and the Cureus Medical Journal, please visit http://www.therss.org or http://www.cureus.com.
About The Radiosurgery Society®
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.
The Cureus Journal of Medical Science is a peer-reviewed online medical publishing platform that leverages a unique crowd-sourced post-publication peer-review process for a more efficient and hassle-free path to communicate research. Published Cureus articles are indexed in PubMed Central, the National Institute of Health hosted digital search engine for full-text biomedical literature. Visit http://www.cureus.com for more information.
Joanne Davis, PhD, the Radiosurgery Society®, http://www.therss.org, +1 (408) 385-9411, [email protected]