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Larson, McBride named 2010 ASTRO Gold Medalists
Date:6/2/2010

David Larson, M.D., Ph.D., FASTRO, and William McBride, D.Sc., Ph.D., have been chosen to receive the American Society for Radiation Oncology's most prestigious award, the Gold Medal. They will be presented with this honor at the Awards Ceremony during ASTRO's 52nd Annual Meeting, taking place October 31 to November 4, 2010, in San Diego.

The Gold Medal is bestowed on revered members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of radiation oncology, including research, clinical care, teaching and service. Recipients are drawn from any of the scientific disciplines represented by the members of the Society.

Dr. Larson is a former ASTRO president and a 25-year member of the Society. He is currently a professor in the departments of radiation oncology and neurological surgery at the University of California San Francisco and co-director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif. Dr. Larson received his doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago in Illinois and his medical degree from the University of Miami in Florida. He completed his internship at the University of California San Francisco and his residency at the Harvard Medical School Joint Centers for Radiation Therapy in Boston, where he was chief resident. Dr. Larson has received several professional honors, including being named a fellow of ASTRO and the American College of Radiology and receiving the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Jacob I. Fabrikant Award, which is awarded every two years for longstanding and significant contributions to the field of radiosurgery. Dr. Larson was a pioneer of brain and body radiosurgery and participated in clinical research that helped define how brain tumors are managed.

Dr. McBride is a former member of the ASTRO Board of Directors and a 20-year member of the Society. He is currently a professor and vice-chair of research for the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology
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American Society for Radiation Oncology
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