Fox Chase’s C.M. Charlie Ma, PhD, Named Fellow by the American Society for Radiation Oncology

September 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 16, 2014)—The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected C.M. Charlie Ma, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Director  of Medical Physics at Fox Chase Cancer Center, as one of their 2014 Fellows. The distinguished members selected to receive the Fellow of ASTRO designation will be honored during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 16, at the ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

“The ASTRO Fellows designation is a great honor and we are thrilled that one of our own has been chosen,” says Eric Horwitz, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase. “Charlie has made significant contributions not only to our Center, but to the field of radiation as a whole.”

Awarded annually since 2006, the Fellows Program honors radiation oncology leaders who have been an ASTRO member for at least 15 years, who have contributed the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO and who have made substantial contributions to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service, and leadership. Including the 2014 Class of 30 Fellows, 242 of ASTRO’s more than 10,000 members worldwide have received the designation.

Candidates are nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow and supported by three additional ASTRO members. A 10-member Fellows Selection Committee reviewed all of the nominations and presented a slate of recommended Fellows to ASTRO’s Board of Directors for final approval.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence five consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.


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