MIAMI BEACH--Richard Hoppe, MD, has been named president-elect
of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
(ASTRO). Dr. Hoppe is chairman of the Department of Radiation
Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He will take
office at the Society's annual meeting to be held in Los Angeles
The current president, who took office at this year's ASTRO meeting,
is Steven A. Leibel, MD, vice-chairman, clinical director, and
Enid A. Haupt Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Other new officers announced at the meeting are: chairman of the
board, Jay R. Harris, MD, Joint Center for Radiation Therapy,
Harvard Medical School; secretary, Karen K. Fu, MD, University
of California, San Francisco, Mt. Zion Cancer Center; and treasurer,
John D. Earle, MD, Mayo Medical School.