Simon Kramer Lecture
Simon Kramer Society
Simon Kramer Lecture
Virginia Logan Lecture
Simon Kramer, M.D., died June 17, 2002, in Providence, R.I at the age of 83. He was the founding chairman of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and the first leader of the Patterns of Care Study. He was also a gold medalist and fellow of the American College of Radiology.
At Jefferson, Dr. Kramer became the founding chairman of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine. He established a residency training program for radiation oncologists, many of whom have gone on to serve as departmental chairpersons in academic institutions.
Dr. Kramer initiated the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and served as its chairman from 1971 to 1980, a period of intensive growth. During this time, RTOG established itself capable of organizing and pursuing clinical research on a national basis. Kramer also undertook the organization and launching of the Patterns of Care Study of radiation therapy. This landmark study is unique in medicine and has devised programs that have offered opportunities for improving practices on a national basis. It also provided the most significant quality assessment program in medicine.
The Integration of Physics and Biology in Radiation Oncology:
Lessons From Our Teachers
Joel E. Teper, M.D.
Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Future Role of Radiation Therapy in Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas
Mary Gospodarowicz, M.D.
Professor and Chairman – Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
Inductible Gene Therapy: Bench to Bedside and Back
Ralph Weichselbaum, M.D.
Professor & Chairman of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
University of Chicago
Chemotheraeutic and Molecular Radiosensitizers
Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair – Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan
The Contribution of Simon Kramer & Jefferson
to the Evolution of the Management of Rectal Carcinoma
Mohammed Mohiuddin, M.D.
Professor & Chairman, Department of Radiation Medicine
University of Kentucky
Alchemy, Detection, Precision Guidance and Radiotherapy
Minesh Mehta, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Human Oncology
Associate Professor, Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School
Improving Results with Radiation Therapy:
Or, What to Do While Waiting for the Magic Bullet
C. Norman Coleman, M.D.
Director of the Radiation Oncology Sciences Program
Deputy Director of the Division of Clinical Sciences
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
3D Dose escalation Improves Outcome of Radiation for Early Stage Prostate Cancer
Zvi Y. Fuks, M.D.
Former Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Deputy Physician-in-chief for Planning of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center