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American Society for Radiation Oncology

Thirty outstanding ASTRO members named fellows

Honor recognizes exceptional service to ASTRO and the field of radiation oncology

Fairfax, Va., July 1, 2014—The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 30 distinguished members of the Society to receive the Fellow of ASTRO designation (FASTRO). The 2014 Class of Fellows will receive the recognition during the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 16, at ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting, September 14-17, 2014, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Awarded annually since 2006, the Fellows Program honors radiation oncology leaders who have been an ASTRO member for at least 15 years, who have contributed the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO and who have made substantial contributions to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service, and leadership. Including the 2014 Class of 30 Fellows, 242 of ASTRO's more than 10,000 members worldwide have received the FASTRO designation.

Candidates are nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow and supported by three additional ASTRO members. A 10-member Fellows Selection Committee reviewed all of the nominations and presented a slate of recommended Fellows to ASTRO's Board of Directors for final approval.

"These 30 new Fellows have contributed significantly to ASTRO, the specialty and cancer patients worldwide. Their leadership in and service to research, education and patient care efforts will continue to impact the cancer care we provide our patients," said ASTRO President Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO. "Congratulations to my esteemed colleagues on receiving the ASTRO Fellow designation."

The members of the 2014 Fellows class are:

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For more information about ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting, visit http://www.astro.org/annualmeeting.

For press registration and media policies for ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting, visit http://www.astro.org/AMpress.

ABOUT ASTRO

ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, 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 two medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics and Practical Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, http://www.rtanswers.org; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, 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 http://www.astro.org.



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