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Dr. Lawton Comments on ASTRO List of Five Radiation Treatments Not for Routine Use

Dec. 18 - The ASCO Post (American Society for Radiation Oncology) quotes Dr. Colleen Lawton on the importance of the society’s second list of five radiation oncology treatments that should not be used routinely in clinical practice. Dr. Lawton is Chair of ASTRO’s Board of Directors. Asco Post

Dr. Moulder Discusses Power Line Cancer Risks in New York Times Article

Dec. 9 - John Moulder, PhD provides expert comment to a New York Times article on the cancer risks associated with radiation emitted from power lines. Dr. Moulder said that while the current state of the science says that power lines cannot be a major public health threat, there is no proof that the cancer risk is zero. New York Times

Medical physicist named educator of the year

Oct. 30 - Francisco Lopez, MS, medical physicist in radiation oncology, was named educator of the year by the association of residents in radiation oncology. Wauwatosa Now

Medical physicist named 2014 Educator of the Year

Oct. 22 - A medical physicist at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been named a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Lawton Comments on JAMA Study on Overuse of Radiation for Prostate Cancer Pain

Oct. 15 - Dr. Colleen Lawton provides expert comment to an article in HealthDay News on a University of Pennsylvania study that found that most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need. Medicine Net

Dr. Christopher Schultz named ASTRO Fellow

Sept. 25 - Christopher Schultz, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Fellow of ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) designation at the ASTRO 56th annual meeting recently held in San Francisco.

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Radiation Oncology Residents’ Association Names Francisco Lopez as Educator of the Year

Aug. 27 - Francisco Lopez, MS is one of 57 educators nationwide selected as a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. News Wise

Dr. Schultz to be Named ASTRO Fellow

July 22 - Dr. Christopher Schultz will be named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology at the organization’s annual meeting in September. Healio

Dr. Lawton discusses importance of prostate cancer awareness among men

May 14 - Dr. Colleen Lawton tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that prostate cancer kills almost as many men annually as breast cancer kills women. Fox 6 Now

Francisco Lopez receives Educator of the Year Award from national organization

April 28 - Francisco Lopez, MS, Physicist in Radiation Oncology, has received the 2013-2014 Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents.

Dr. Colleen Lawton represents national organization at ESTRO 33 meeting in Vienna, Austria

April 15 - In her role as Chairman of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Colleen Lawton, MD, presented a Best of ASTRO symposium at the ESTRO 33 (European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) Conference held in Vienna, Austria, on April 4-8.

Dr. Beth Erickson receives Ulrich Henschke Award from American Brachytherapy Society

April 08 - Beth Erickson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Ulrich Henschke Award at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting in San Diego. The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest honor the American Brachytherapy Society can bestow on a practitioner of brachytherapy, awarded for contributions to the field of brachytherapy, the radiation therapy community, and to the ABS.

NIH Awards Dr. Medhora Two Grants to Predict and Mitigate Injuries from Radiation Exposure

Apr 8 - Meetha Medhora, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell were awarded two NIH grants totaling nearly $930,000 to develop ways to predict and mitigate injuries resulting from radiation exposure. UMass Lowell

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