Synopsis of history of American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 1958-2008.

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Journal Article

PURPOSE: To provide a synopsis of the history of the association of radiation oncologists in the United States, currently known as the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), with the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organization. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The history of ASTRO, from its beginning as the American Club of Therapeutic Radiologists, is the subject of a book that is to be released with the occasion of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society in 2008. This book was prepared by members of ASTRO's History Committee and History Working Subcommittee. The source material for the book was the archives of the Society and recorded interviews, conducted by members of the subcommittee, of members of the Society and of the past and present Society staff. The book was also based on previously published material. This article used the source material used for the Society anniversary book. RESULTS: This synopsis of the history of the Society will provide a source of reference for anyone interested in the history of the Society from its foundation in 1958 to the present, 2008.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Montana, GS

Published Date

  • October 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 322

PubMed ID

  • 18793950

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18793950

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0360-3016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.07.003

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States