Radiation Oncology Society Selects Demas as Fellow

SALEM, Ohio — William F. Demas, M.D., a radiation oncologist at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center, has been selected as a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Demas specializes in the treatment of cancer by means of radiation therapy, an advanced technique that uses carefully targeted doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells and stop them from spreading, while minimizing exposure of the surrounding healthy tissue.

“He joins an elite group of just 19 physicians and medical physicists who are recognized this year for their far-reaching contributions to the field of radiation oncology and their progress in advancing cancer research, education and patient care,” said Theodore L. DeWeese, M.D., chairman of the society’s board of directors.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to radiation oncology through research, education, patient care and/or service to the field. Since its inception in 2006, the designation has been awarded to just 366 of more than 10,000 members worldwide.

Demas will receive his honor at a virtual awards ceremony Oct. 27 during the society’s 62nd annual meeting.

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