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Dr. Gerald E. Hanks

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Chairman of Radiation Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center




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Medical Leadership at Fox Chase Cancer Center [cached]

Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology

Prostate cancer: Kinder cuts mean sharper dilemmas [cached]

My own results are as good as surgery," says Gerald Hanks, chairman of Fox Chase Cancer Center's department of radiation oncology in Philadelphia. About 10 years ago, his center pioneered so-called three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, which allows the oncologist to more precisely aim the radiation at higher doses, doing less damage to the surrounding tissue.

"There's a difference in radiation oncologists who treat several hundred patients a year and those who treat five or 10," says Hanks, who has treated more than 1,500 patients.

Cancer: Prostate : Your Health Encyclopedia [cached]

The study, sponsored by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG 92-02), reports more than 10 years of data involving the use of androgen deprivation after radiation therapy in a phase III, multi-center study led by Gerald E. Hanks, M.D., who served as chairman of radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center from 1985 to 2001. (Hanks is a 2006 ASTRO Fellow).

High-Dose Radiation Extends Prostate Cancer Survival [cached]

"At 10 years, the men receiving an additional 24 months of hormones showed significant benefit over those not taking additional hormone therapy," Dr. Gerald E. Hanks, the retired chairman of radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, said in a prepared statement.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chairs Program [cached]

Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology

Established in 2005, the chair honors Gerald E Hanks, MD, who served as Fox Chase's chairman of radiation oncology from 1985 until he retired in 2001.

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