Gold Medal Award
Dr. David Jaffray, Techna’s Director, has been awarded one of three 2018 Gold Medals from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.
The Gold Medal is ASTRO’s highest honour, bestowed on members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of radiation oncology. This includes research, clinical care, teaching and service.
Congratulations as well to Patricia Eifel, MD, FASTRO, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Ralph Weichselbaum, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, who received the other two gold medals.
Dr. Jaffray’s primary area of research has been in the development and application of image-guided radiation therapy. He has helped advance and improve the use of cone-beam CT to image patients at the time of treatment, to improve the targeting of radiation therapy, in addition to other research accomplishments. He has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in the field, has given over 100 invited lectures, and holds numerous peer-review and industry-sponsored research grants.