The Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America Chapter (PTCOG-NA)
Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America (PTCOG-NA) is the North American chapter of the international PTCOG. This non-profit professional society has been created in January 2013 to enhance collaboration between its members, create a platform for scientific exchange, and develop treatment guidelines, education, and training initiatives for particle therapy. The society will take steps towards establishing a particle therapy clinical trial collaborative group, as well as instituting representation in industrial technology, particle therapyinnovations, involvement in health care politics (as it pertains to particle beam therapy), and improving relationships with other professional societies in radiation oncology. In collaboration with PTCOG International PTCOG-NA helped to establish the International Journal of Particle Therapy (IJPT).
The officials for the PTCOG-NA are: President - Eugen Hug, M.D.; Vice-president - Hesham E. Gayar, M.D.; Secretary: Anita Mahajan, M.D.; Treasurer: Carl J Rossi, M.D.
New Issue of the Open Access International Journal of Particle Therapy Published
Dr. Nancy P. Mendenhall, Medical Director of the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, is the journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Dr. William M. Mendenhall, also of the University of Florida, is its Operating Editor.
To read the latest research on particle therapy, learn more about IJPT, or submit a manuscript to IJPT, visit the official website of IJPT at www.theijpt.org or contact IJPT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PTCOG is an international non-profit organization comprised of physicians, physicists, biologists, engineers and dosimetrists interested in the therapeutic use of particle therapy. The chair of PTCOG is Dr. Jay Flanz of the MGH Cancer Center, Boston, and the Secretary of PTCOG is Martin Jermann, MSc, of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen.