Cancer Leader at New York Hospital Queens Named Fellow in Prestigious Medical Society

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

dattatreyuduFlushing, New York - Dattatreyudu Nori, Professor and Chairman of Radiation Oncology and Director of The Cancer Center at New York Hospital Queens, was recently selected as a Fellow in the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) by its Board of Trustees. Dr. Nori also serves as Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

This recognition was based on Dr. Nori’s significant contribution to the field of oncology, radiation oncology, excellence in research, patient care, education and leadership. He received the distinction at a Convocation Ceremony held at ASTRO’s 50th Annual Meeting in Boston in September.

Dr. Nori has an international reputation as a pioneer in the field of oncology. He developed and popularized a number of non-surgical approaches for various cancers using advanced radiation techniques. These new treatments have improved cancer cure rates and quality of life for patients with cancer. He has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and received several national and international awards for his contributions to cancer research over his 35-year career. Dr. Nori has published over 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and wrote three books about the treatment of cancer by using radiation therapy.

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 9,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy.

New York Hospital Queens provides state-of-the-art radiation oncology therapies, many of which are unique to its Cancer Center. The Cancer Center is continuously refining therapies based upon new information from research, combining various modes of treatment in new and powerful ways, and making major advancements in tailoring treatment plans to the needs of individual patients.

New York Hospital Queens is one of only three Commission on Cancer-approved programs in Queens County. Only 25 percent of U.S. hospitals achieve accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The American College of Surgeons sets the highest standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs every three years to make sure they conform to those standards.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

 
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