Navigation Links
ASTRO selects pediatric oncologist as 2008 honorary member

The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology has selected renowned pediatric oncologist Audrey Evans, M.D., as its 2008 honorary member. Dr. Evans will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony held Tuesday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. during ASTRO's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.

Dr. Evans has been on the forefront of the treatment and study of childhood cancer for decades. She was one of the co-founders of the original Ronald McDonald House, which opened in Philadelphia in 1974 and expanded into Ronald McDonald House Charities in 1984 and the Ronald McDonald Camp in 1987. She also developed the Evans Staging System for neuroblastoma and instituted and chaired the initial meetings of the Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference, which began in 1975 and continue to this day.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Evans has been awarded the Janeway Award from the American Radium Society, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Distinguished Career Award, the American Red Cross Spectrum Award, the Alpha Delta Kappa International Woman of the Year Award and the University of Pennsylvania Osler Award, among many other awards. She also has co-authored approximately 250 papers in peer-reviewed literature.

"Dr. Evans is truly a pioneer in the field of pediatric oncology and in patient care," Louis B. Harrison, M.D., chair of ASTRO's Board of Directors and a radiation oncologist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, said. "ASTRO is honored to be able to extend an honorary membership to her in recognition of her admirable career and the contributions she has made to cancer patients and the field of oncology."

Dr. Evans attended medical school at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK, and came to the United States in 1953 as a Fulbright Fellow at the Boston Children's Hospital. She became the head of the pediatric hematology-oncology unit at the University of Chicago clinics in 1964 and director of the Children's Cancer Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1968.

From 1969-1989, Dr. Evans served as the chair of the Division of Oncology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was appointed a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1972.

ASTRO Honorary Membership is the highest honor the Society bestows on distinguished cancer researchers and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiation physics or radiobiology.


Contact: Beth Bukata
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

Related medicine news :

1. Gastroenterology sets standards for CT colonography
2. ASTRO, Wellness Community South Bay Cities Join to Promote Cancer Survivorship
3. The First Incisionless Transoral Fundoplication for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux is Performed in the U.S. at Ohio State University and Oregon Health & Science University Medical Centers
4. CYNACON/OCuSOFT (OCuSOFT, Inc.) Names Katherine M. Mastrota, M.S., O.D. to Medical Scientific Advisory Board
5. Frequently Asked Questions When Considering a Colorectal Cancer Screening Test, From the American College of Gastroenterology
6. Anti-depressant drugs can double risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
7. Endoscopic resection is a safe and effective treatment for gastrointestinal smooth muscle tumors
8. President of Uruguay to Speak at ASTRO Annual Meeting
9. Accuray Incorporated to Host Investor and Analyst Meeting at ASTRO 2007
10. Varian Medical Systems to Introduce RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology for Volumetric Arc Therapy at ASTRO 2007
11. Acute pancreatitis and cholangitis: a complication caused by a migrated gastrostomy tube
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... companies, announced today that it has officially launched a sleek, mobile-ready and user-centric ... that his company’s new website clearly outlines the benefits that its SEO services ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Garden City, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 01, ... ... (NAPW) honors Christina Colon as a 2015-2016 inductee into its ... for leadership in pharmacy. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Live Very Well is ... insurance plans on . The multi-carrier insurance exchange platform offers individual ... allowing consumers to compare, quote and match plans to meet their needs. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Stress, anxiety, illness, infection or even a need ... tumors? , Heather Spader, MD, a new pediatric neurosurgeon at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ... point to tumors. , “Bad headaches that don’t go away, that don’t ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... ... MOSI recently added two state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) experiences from INDE Broadcast ... collection of interactive exhibits within the Kids In Charge! building. In collaboration with the ... closer than ever to a range of animals as they drink, sleep and play ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)...  QT Vascular Ltd., together with its subsidiaries (the ... TriReme Medical LLC and Quattro Vascular Pte. Ltd., collectively ... assembly and distribution of advanced therapeutic solutions for the ... announce that a three-judge panel of the ... Federal Circuit ("Federal Circuit") has unanimously granted the Group ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ) has ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... of the "Orphan Drugs Market 2015-2019" ... and Markets ( ) has announced the ... report to their offering. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... -- IBA Molecular North America, Inc. (IBAMNA), a U.S. leader ... as of January 1, 2016, it will do business ... rebrand the company reflects a refined vision for the ... relationship with Zevacor Molecular.  Both IBAMNA and Zevacor Molecular ... Peter Burke , Vice President Sales and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: