TAP-NY’s Professional Speaker Series

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO)
Address: 1 E. 42nd St., New York, New York
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141516699252363

Hear Dr. Clifford Chao, the pre-eminent expert in radiation oncology and the treatment of cancer, talk about his life and how he balances academia and entrepreneurship. This professional series event is hosted by Taiwanese American Professionals – New York (TAP – NY).

KS Clifford Chao, M.D., is a pre-eminent expert in the use of image-guided targeted radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of cancers, and is the Chairman of the Combined Program in Radiation Oncology at New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chao came to New York from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was a professor and the director of Image-Guided Therapy.

In addition to serving as the Principle Investigator of multiple NIH research grants and publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, he is the author of two widely read textbooks, “Management Decisions in Radiation Oncology” and “Practical Essentials of IMRT”. Dr. Chao’s research focus includes combining positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) images to construct individualized treatment plans that address the molecular characteristics of each tumor.

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