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FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - August 10, 2015) - The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 17 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellows designation. The 2015 class of Fellows will receive the recognition at the Awards Ceremony at ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
ASTRO Fellows designation, or FASTRO, honors those that have been an Active or Emeritus member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO and significantly added to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership. Including the 2015 class of Fellows, 259 ASTRO members have received the FASTRO designation since the inception of the award in 2006.
To be considered for the designation, candidates must be nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow, accompanied by three letters of support from a selected subset of ASTRO members, which includes past or present members of ASTRO's Board of Directors, ASTRO Gold Medalists, ASTRO Fellows and former or current academic radiation oncology department chairs. A nine-member Fellows Selection Committee reviews all nominations and presents a slate of recommended Fellows to ASTRO's Board of Directors for final approval.
"The 17 Fellows chosen this year have demonstrated their dedication to the field of radiation oncology. Their work has impacted and benefited patients and the field of radiation oncology in a variety of ways, including patient care, research, education, service and leadership," said Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, chair of ASTRO's Board of Directors. "I congratulate this talented group of colleagues selected for the ASTRO Fellows designation."
The members of the 2015 Fellows class are:
For more information about ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting, visit www.astro.org/AnnualMeeting.
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ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with nearly 11,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (www.redjournal.org), Practical Radiation Oncology (www.practicalradonc.org) and Advances in Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, www.rtanswers.org; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute (www.roinstitute.org), a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.
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