Twenty-three ASTRO members awarded Fellows designation

Twenty-three ASTRO members awarded Fellows designation

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | August 03, 2017 Rad Oncology Radiation Therapy

• Alvaro Martinez, MD, 21st Century Oncology in Farmington Hills, Michigan

• Lorraine Portelance, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami in Miami

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• George Rodrigues, MD, PhD, London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario

• Alphonse G. Taghian, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston

• Bin S. Teh, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Cancer Center and Research Institute in Houston

• Wolfgang A. Tomé, PhD, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York

• Frank A. Vicini, MD, 21st Century Oncology in Farmington Hills, Michigan

• Fang-Fang Yin, PhD, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina

ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting, the nation's premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology, will be held September 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. The 2017 Annual Meeting is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees from across the globe, including oncologists from all disciplines and members of the entire radiation oncology team.

Led by ASTRO President Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, FASTRO, the 2017 meeting's theme is "The Healing Art and Science of Radiation Oncology," and it will feature keynote addresses from Richard D. Zane, MD, chief innovation officer for the UCHealth System; Lucy Kalanithi, MD, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, MD, who wrote the bestselling memoir, "When Breath Becomes Air," and Heather Wakelee, MD, Dr. Paul Kalanithi's oncologist; and Vinay K. Prasad, MD, MPH, a hematologist-oncologist who co-wrote the book, "Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives."

The Presidential Symposium is in three parts: "The Scientific State of the Art," "the Art of Quality" and "The Quality of Mercy." These sessions will focus on cutting-edge science, measuring quality in radiation oncology and quality of life issues.

ASTRO's four-day scientific meeting will feature more than 2,800 abstracts sharing results from clinical trials and other research studies, in conjunction with more than 50 educational sessions and 24 scientific panels. More than 200 exhibitors will demonstrate cutting-edge technology and medical device innovations for radiation oncology.

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