July 13, 2007 - The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) have announced the recipients of the 2007 Gold Medal, the highest honor ASTRO bestows. Jay R. Harris, M.D. and Larry E. Kun, M.D., will receive their awards on October 30 at the Gold Medal Ceremony at ASTRO's 49th Annual Meeting held Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2007, in Los Angeles, CA.
"The ASTRO Gold Medal is the highest distinction ASTRO can give to its members," said K. Kian Ang, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of ASTRO's Board of Directors and a radiation oncologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "It is my pleasure to honor Larry and Jay with this award; they both have dedicated their lives to the advancement of radiation oncology, serving the Society in many capacities, and helping the people in their community fight cancer."
ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with nearly 9,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy.
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