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Robert Price Honored as Fellow of ASTRO

July 19, 2018

Robert Price, PhD, DABR, FASTRORobert Price, PhD, DABR, FASTRO

PHILADELPHIA (July 18, 2018) – Robert Price, PhD, DABR, chief clinical physicist within the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will be honored as a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) at the organization’s 60th annual meeting on October 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.

The ASTRO Fellows Program honors radiation oncologists and medical physicists who have made significant contributions to the field, and who have been active members of ASTRO for at least 15 years and given the equivalent of 10 years of service to the organization. The FASTRO program began in 2006, and Price joins a group of less than 20 medical physicists nationwide who have earned this designation.

Over his 20-year career at Fox Chase Price has been active in the clinic, as a researcher, and as a teacher. His clinical work includes leading quality assurance in radiotherapy to deliver high-quality treatments. This includes calibration of linear accelerators, brachytherapy sources, and imaging devices, as well as the implementation of all ancillary equipment and the training of technical personnel on each new technique. Price’s broad research includes work on intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and most recently, image assessment to evaluate treatment response. He also teaches radiotherapy physics to residents in radiation oncology and medical physics.

Price’s previous honors include the Leadership Forum Excellence Recognition Award from Fox Chase and a fellowship from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (FAAPM).

       

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
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