Navigation Links
UCLA cancer researcher wins prestigious Gold Medal from the American College of Radiology
Date:5/12/2011

Dr. Lawrence W. Bassett, a nationally renowned expert with more than 35 years experience in breast imaging, has been chosen to receive the Gold Medal by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the organization's highest honor given for distinguished and extraordinary service in the field of radiology.

The award will be presented to Bassett May 15 at the annual national ACR conference in Washington, D.C.

"I'm very proud to be recognized by my peers for my contributions to breast imaging and radiology," Bassett said. "Receiving this award is an incredible honor for a radiologist."

Bassett is the Iris Cantor Professor of Breast Imaging in the Department of Radiological Sciences and a long-time Jonsson Cancer Center scientist. He serves as director for breast imaging at UCLA, a position he has held since 1976. He also served as director of the Radiology Residency Training Program at UCLA from 1978 to 1983 and from 1985 to 1990, and has been assistant dean for Student Affairs in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1985. Bassett has been vice chair for Academic Affairs in the radiology department since 2006.

Judith C. Gasson, director of the Jonsson Cancer Center and a professor of medicine and biological chemistry, congratulated Bassett for his achievement.

"It's a real honor to receive this award as it's recognition for a life's work in radiology," Gasson said. "We at the cancer center are proud to have Dr. Bassett among our members."

Bassett focuses his research on breast cancer screening and improving the quality of mammography and other breast imaging technologies on the national level. With collaborators, Bassett is working to address the national shortage of breast imaging specialists by training breast imaging fellows using a year-to-year grant from the Avon Foundation. To date, his team has trained 78 breast imaging fellows across the country in a fellowship program that has been recognized as the first in the United States.

In the ACR Bulletin announcing his award, Bassett was lauded for dedicating his life's work to breast imaging, as advances in that field are among radiology's most significant achievements. When the ACR's Committee on Breast Imaging was formed in 1983, Bassett was among the founding members and later served as chairman. Since then, he has served as chair of numerous national committees addressing the problems and issues concerning breast cancer detection and appropriate management of patients with breast symptoms and abnormal screening mammograms. Dr. Carl J. D'Orsi, director of breast imaging research at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, characterized Bassett's work to train breast imaging fellows as "a legacy for breast imaging and radiology" in his letter nominating him for the award.

Bassett earned his bachelor's degree in 1964 from the University of Southern California, where he attended on a four-year scholarship. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, did his internship at Northwestern University and his radiology residency at UCLA. From 1969 to 1970, Bassett served as a captain and battalion surgeon for the 1st Division of the United States Marines in An Hoa, Viet Nam. From 1970 to 1971, Bassett was a lieutenant and chief medical officer for the United States Navy in Oakland, Calif.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Irwin
kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-206-2805
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study reveals origins of a cancer affecting the blood and bone marrow
2. Chemo Combo May Help Stave Off Pancreatic Cancer Death
3. Patient reports of relatives cancer history often not accurate
4. New technology fuses MRI, ultrasound to achieve targeted biopsy of prostate cancer
5. Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer?
6. Mayo Clinic reports new findings on noninvasive test for pancreatic cancer
7. Watching how cancer patients interact online could help clinicians provide better services
8. How to recognize at an early stage whether a new cancer therapy prolongs life
9. Coffee reduces breast cancer risk
10. Taking additional selenium will not reduce cancer risk
11. Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Devicemakers , Sponsored by Axendia, **FDAnews Free Webinar**, March 1, 2017 — ... looking to reduce their regulatory burden? Pay dividends in enhanced and predictable ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... info@drvallecillos.com , drvallecillos.com , Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn ... fat cells. , Dr. Vallecillos says, "Traditionally, plastic surgery has been centered around ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 18, 2017 , ... A new directory from the ... to easily connect elderly veterans of America's armed forces to a range of ... conveys material on this year's increase in the Veterans Pension with Aid & ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... The Alliance Healthcare ... designed to further positively impact the health and wellness of our community in ... it our duty to seriously consider releasing our assets beyond our 5% targeted ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 ... ... Approval and Reimbursement , **An FDAnews Webinar**, Feb. 22, 2017 — 1:30 ... the critical reimbursement questions manufacturers should be asking before selecting an FDA ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/17/2017)... Cryoablation, Electrical, Endometrial Hydrothermal, Laser/Light, Microwave, Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Cardiovascular, ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2017-2022 ... grow at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2017 to 2027. The ... ... will benefit you Read on to discover how you can ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , Feb. 17, 2017 Arvinas LLC, ... drugs based on protein degradation, today announced the presentation ... (AR) PROTAC during a poster session at the American ... GU) in Orlando, FL. ... validate our platform and the potential of PROTACs to ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , Feb 17, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... , Asia-Pacific , and Rest of World. Annual ... a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: