Barry A. Siegel, MD, professor of radiology and of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Gold Medal Award from the American College of Radiology for his more than 40 years of leadership in the nuclear medicine community. The honor recognizes his accomplishments in helping develop positron emission tomography (PET) into a major clinical and research tool and elevating the quality of imaging clinical trials. The Gold Medal Award is the society’s highest honor.
Siegel helped develop PET methods for imaging hypoxia, and for assessing the utility of both conventional and novel agents in studying breast, prostate, cervical and other cancers. Much of this research, including the first human studies with radiolabeled estrogen, has been focused on approaches for predicting and monitoring response to cancer treatment.
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