Joel E. Tepper, M.D., a member of the C3 Medical Advisory Network, has received the Gold Medal Award, the highest honor that the American Society for Radiation Therapy and Oncology (ASTRO) gives to its members. He received the medal during an awards ceremony on September 23, 2008 at ASTRO’s 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.
Dr. Tepper is Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research and a professor of radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he has chaired the radiation oncology department for 20 years. He is associate director for clinical research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
He has pioneered work in intraoperative radiation therapy and in proton treatment.
At the University of North Carolina, Dr. Tepper heads the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Gastrointestinal Cancers, one of five GI SPORES in the US funded by the National Cancer Institute. He co-chairs the GI Steering Committee of the NCI.