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Head and Neck I - Advances in Targeted Biologic Therapy, Functional Imaging and Image Guided Radiotherapy
Monday, November 2, 2009
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about each speaker.
, M.D., Ph.D., FASTRO, Professor
, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Kian Ang began his career in the field of radiation oncology at the University of Leuven in 1980. In 1984, he was recruited to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center where he progressed to the rank of Professor in 1990 and was awarded the Robert R. Herring Professorship in Clinical Research in 1992 and the Gilbert H. Fletcher Distinguished Memorial Chair in 1996. has served many societies in various capacities, such as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology.
Kian Angs research efforts focus on developing biologically sound therapy for head and neck cancer. He has been the Principal Investigator of a Program Project Grant entitled "Modulation and Prediction of Radiation Response", which fosters interactions between laboratory and clinical scientists in developing novel therapy strategies for selective sensitization of tumors and protection of normal tissue injury. He also chairs the Head and Neck Cancer Committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. This group has completed several major randomized trials contributing to changing the standard of care for head and neck carcinomas. He has published extensively and has received various awards, medals and has given many keynote and named lectures.
Nicholas Sanfilippo, M.D., New York University Cancer Center
Paul Busse, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
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