Professor appointed to American College of Radiology committee

San Antonio (Jan. 14, 2004) – Charles R. Thomas, M.D., associate professor and vice chairman of radiation oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to the select, 13-member Patterns-of-Care Gastrointestinal (GI) Committee of the American College of Radiology.

This National Cancer Institute-funded project is focused on improving the care of cancer patients who receive radiation therapy throughout the United States. This study focuses on cancers, such as breast, lung, GI, genitourinary and gynecological, with other focuses on communication, statistical design and analysis, electronic data systems and a data management working group.

Dr. Thomas was a co-author on a major paper titled “National Practice for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of the Rectum: Comparative Analysis of the 1992-1994 Patterns of Care Study,” presented at the recent GI oral session at the 45th Annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Meeting in Salt Lake City. The department of radiation oncology’s Web site

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