IMAGE: This is a picture of Ralph R. Weichselbaum, M.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology and Co-Director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research…. view more
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology and Co-Director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research at the University of Chicago, as the 2018 recipient of the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award.
Each year, this honor is granted to a cancer specialist who has made outstanding contributions to research, diagnosis or treatment. Award winners also give the prestigious Karnofsky Lecture, one of the high points of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Weichselbaum will speak from 11:25 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2. His talk, “Oligometastasis from Conception to Treatment,” will be published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in the fall.
The term “oligometastasis” was coined in 1995 by two University of Chicago cancer specialists. Weichselbaum and Samuel Hellman, dean of biological sciences at the University at the time, argued that there must be an intermediate state —
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