IntechOpen's Chapter Awarded the Günther-von-Pannewitz-Preis 2020

15 July 2020

We would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Michael Hermann from the Center for Radiotherapy and Radiooncology, Bremen/Westerstede, Germany for being awarded the Günther-von-Pannewitz-Preis 2020 by the German Society for Radiooncology (DEGRO). 

His excellent scientific work covered in IntechOpen's book chapter Low-Dose Radiotherapy of Painful Heel Spur/Plantar Fasciitis as an Example of Treatment Effects in Benign Diseases was written in collaboration with Dr. Frank Bruns and Dr. Mirko Nitsche.

"Writing the chapter, I was able to present the therapy concepts that have so far been well proven within randomized studies. However, even more interesting were the open clinical questions (e.g. on the definition of the target volume, on fractionation or on sequencing with other therapeutic options). I was able to work out and formulate these exciting questions very precisely.  

By awarding me the "Günther von Pannewitz Prize 2020", the German Society for Radiooncology have validated the importance of this topic and the debate surrounding it. I am very pleased to receive such great support and am motivated by this to conduct new prospective studies. 

The experience of publishing via Open Access was new to me and very fruitful. The route to publication offered by IntechOpen is transparent, verifiable and fair. In addition, I am always curious to see the origin and number of colleagues who have downloaded my work when checking the homepage. This makes me feel like my contribution has an international impact.", says Dr. Hermann.

The prize is awarded annually for excellent scientific work dedicated to radiation therapy for non-malignant diseases, including radiation biology, radiation physics or clinical research.

This is an excellent personal accomplishment and outstanding recognition of the research given by the peers and society members. 

We are proud that IntechOpen was the publisher of the award-winning work and we are delighted to be able to share the good news with our community and readers.