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VIENNA, Austria (August 6, 2022) ⎯ Yuko Nakayama was awarded the James D. Cox Lectureship Award for Radiation Oncology today at the 2022 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer.
Dr. Yuko Nakayama is Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tsukiji, Japan.
She was promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Gunma University, and then Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Tokai University. Throughout her career, she has specialized in the treatment of lung cancer with (chemo) radiotherapy.
She was appointed Chair of Radiation Oncology at Kanagawa Cancer Center (KCC) in 2008, and immediately began preparations for the construction of a carbon-ion radiotherapy facility; this facility began operation in 2015. She was in charge of both conventional photon radiotherapy as well as carbon-ion therapy at KCC.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Lung Cancer Society (JLCS), and has served as vice-chair and chair of the Lung Cancer Guideline Committee, and chair of the Lung Cancer Guideline Sub-Committee in the field of radiotherapy. She was also a member of the Guideline Committee of the Japanese Society of Radiation Oncology (JASTRO).
Recently, she published a paper on the CT atlas for defining regional lymph node stations in radiotherapy for lung cancer as a member of the joint committee of JLCS and JASTRO. The standardization of radiotherapy for lung cancer is one of her lifeworks.
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