The 20th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Radiation Oncology(DEGRO) which was held on July 3-6 in Düsseldorf, Germany, was attended by the German radiologists and three Greek doctors who were awarded for their contribution to the treatment of cancer. Dr Nikolaos Zamboglou, professor and director at the Radiation and Oncology Clinic of Offenbach and Dr Dimos Baltas, professor and director at the Department of Medical Physics and Engineering of the University Hospital of Goethe University in Frankfurt were awarded for their contribution in the field of radiotherapy. They have both been working in for the German health system for over forty years.
Vasileios Askoxylakis, from Crete, Greece, lecturer at the Department of Radiation Oncology in the University of Heidelberg received the emerging scientist award. Askoxylakis is currently a research fellow at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, on a grant from the German Research Foundation.