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UTHSC researcher heads ASCO membership committee
(7-10-01)

Charles R. Thomas Jr., M.D., associate professor and vice chairman in the department of radiation oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the new chair of the membership committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Thomas also is adjunct associate professor in the division of medical oncology, part of the Health Science Centerís department of medicine.

Founded in 1964, ASCO has 16,000 members and is one of the largest cancer-specialty organizations in the world. It is one of the fastest growing specialty forums in medicine.

Dr. Thomas previously served on the Audit and Finance Committee for ASCO and has been instrumental in helping build the organizationís membership base. Members come from a variety of cancer-related specialties.

Dr. Thomas continues in the tradition of active leadership within ASCO previously forged by other cancer physicians specializing in cancer research at the Health Science Center and the San Antonio Cancer Institute, which is a partnership between the Health Science Center and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center.

Contact: Will Sansom or Natalie Gutierrez