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Howard Sandler, MD, Elected to ASTRO Board

Howard Sandler, MD

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently elected Howard Sandler, MD, and three other top radiation oncologists as new officers of the organization’s Board of Directors.

Sandler, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Ronald H. Bloom Family Chair in Cancer Therapeutics at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will serve on the medical society’s Nominating Committee. The new members’ terms begin in October, timed to ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

"I’m very pleased to join the ASTRO Board of Directors," Sandler said. "Radiation oncology is a tightly knit community of specialists, and it’s an honor to represent my peers."

ASTRO is the world’s largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members—physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists and other healthcare professionals—who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. It is, Sandler said, "the voice of radiation oncology that helps set the scientific, education and public-policy priorities of our specialty."