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MSCO Names Anthony Zietman, MD as Oncologist of the Year - 2017 

Waltham, MA - The Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists (MSCO) is pleased to announce the receipt of this year’s Oncologist of the Year Award is Anthony Zietman, MD, FASTRO from the Department of Radiation Oncology of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Each year MSCO honors the achievements of an individual whose research and innovations have had a transforming and lasting impact in areas cancer research, clinical trials, patient advocacy activities, and outstanding long-term service to the field of oncology. “Anthony Zietman is well-known and respected for his contributions in radiation oncology and his outstanding service in clinical care.” said Dr. Patrick Gagnon, The President of MSCO.  

Since joining MGH, Dr. Zietman has authored more than 200 original articles, reviews, and editorials on many aspects of Genitourinary Cancer (GU) cancer. His particular research interests are in the specific roles of active surveillance, brachytherapy, hormone therapy, and proton beam therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. More recently he has been writing and speaking about evidence development in oncology and the relationship between economy and culture on the one hand and the practice of radiation oncology on the other. He is currently Shipley Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and is past-President and Chair of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). He has a deep interest in medical education and serves as a program director for the Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program and has been a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology. Since 2011, has been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics helping to chart its way from traditional scientific journal to a journal of the future.

In recognition of these and many other outstanding achievements, Dr. Zietman will be awarded Oncologist of the Year at MSCO’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Hilton Boston/Dedham Hotel. For more information, please go to www.mass-oncologists.org

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