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OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to study new radiation technology for head, neck cancer
Date:4/28/2009

vement and localization feedback we need," explained Gagnon.

This new research is funded in part through a grant from The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Foundation, which recently awarded Gagnon its highly coveted 2009 Young Investigator Award for his groundbreaking work in this area.

"Only about 30 of these awards are given nationally each year, and only two to four go to radiation oncology junior faculty/trainees. We are proud of Dr. Gagnon's achievement and are excited to be able to offer this leading-edge technology to another group of cancer patients," said Charles Thomas, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU School of Medicine.

Gagnon will partner with Thomas and John Holland, M.D., associate professor, Department of Radiation Medicine, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU School of Medicine, in conducting this research.

This work is supported by The ASCO Cancer Foundation Award. Any opinions, findings, conclusions expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the American Society of Clinical Oncology or The ASCO Cancer Foundation.


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Contact: Tamara Hargens-Bradley
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Oregon Health & Science University
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