2021 News

Catharine and Howard Avery Professorship

November 1, 2021

Dr. Laura Attardi officially approved by the Board of Trustees as the Catharine and Howard Avery Professor of Radiation Oncology.


Max Diehn elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 18, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of Dr. Max Diehn as a new member for developing and clinically translating novel diagnostic technologies to faciliate precision medicine techniques and for integrating advanced precision medicine into the area of liquid biopsies. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Diehn joins Stanford Radiation Oncology’s Drs. Quynh-Thu Le, Sarah S. Donaldson and Amato J. Giaccia as the Department's fourth current member of NAM.

Quynh-Thu Le receives 2021 Alice Ettinger Award

October 4, 2021

The Association of Women in Radiology (AAWR) announced that Dr. Quynh-Thu Le has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Alice Ettinger Award. The award recognizes lifetime achievement and lasting contributions to AAWR and to the Radiation Oncology/Radiology profession. Alice Ettinger was a highly regarded and prominent radiologist, professor, and female pioneer in her field for whom the award is named. While few Radiation Oncologists are felt to be competitive for this esteemed award, Dr. Iris Gibbs was also named the Alice Ettinger award recipient in 2020. We are fortunate to have terrific female role models who are recognized at the national and international level.

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Using AI To Personalize Cancer Care

August 11, 2021

“When most people think of radiology, they think of CT and MRI scanners finding the disease, but oncologists are often more interested in treatments for their patients,” said Ruijiang Li, associate professor at Stanford Radiation Oncology and a member of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

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Research: RefleXion

August 6, 2021

Stanford Radiation Oncology is the first radiation oncology program in the world to test a new biology-guided radiation therapy platform known as RefleXion X1. Follow our research using the Reflexion X1 machine at our new webpage.

Sarah Donaldson, MD, FASTRO, and Jessica Frank Featured in ASTROnews Summer Issue

July 14, 2021

Sarah Donaldson, MD, FASTRO, and Jessica Frank share insights and keys to success from Stanford’s departmental mentoring program.

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Bill Loo inducted as a 2021 ASTRO Fellow

July 7, 2021

Since in 2006, the ASTRO Fellowship recognizes individuals who have contributed to radiation oncology through research, education, patient care and more. Previous ASTRO Fellowship recipients from Stanford include: Martin Brown, Sarah Donaldson, Iris Gibbs, Richard Hoppe and Quynh-Thu Le.

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Quynh-Thu Le Appointed as an NRG Oncology Group Chair

June 28, 2021

About this news, Le said, “I am greatly honored to be appointed as Group Chair for NRG Oncology and am excited to collaborate in its leadership. Fostering the development of biomarker-driven trials as well as research that addresses health disparities are two areas that I believe will help us define new standards of care for our cancer patients." 

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Match Day 2021 Announcement

March 31, 2021

Our class of 2026 Therapy Residents include: Abass Conteh, Iris Eke, Daniella Klebaner and Zachary White.

Our class of 2023 Medical Physics Residents include: Ramish Ashraf. and Jie Fu.

A Look into Stanford Radiation Oncology's Residency Program

January 21, 2021

Stanford Medicine produced a video on Stanford Radiation Oncology's Residency Program.