Peter Almond, PhD, Oral History Interivew, June 04, 2004

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Peter Almond, PhD, Oral History Interivew, June 04, 2004

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Major Topics Covered:

  • The history of radiation therapy; how radiation therapy works; instruments for delivery of therapy; how therapy has an impact on tumors and patients
  • The evolution of radiation therapy at MD Anderson
  • View of Gilbert Fletcher; Fletcher’s attitudes to aggressive treatment; his impact on standards of care nationally
  • Debates between MD Anderson surgeons and radiation therapists regarding treatment
  • Long term consequences of radiation therapy on patients
  • Cost effectiveness of radiation treatment

Identifier

AlmondP_01_20040604

Publication Date

6-4-2004

Publisher

The Making Cancer History® Voices Oral History Collection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

About the Interview Subject

Nuclear physicist Peter Almond, PhD (retired) was on the faculty of MD Anderson from 1965 to 1985. He served as head of the radiation physics section and directed the cyclotron unit.

This interview was conducted by James S. Olsen, PhD in order to collect background information on radiation therapy for his book, “Making Cancer History.” Dr. Almond discusses technical details of radiation and radiation therapy and discusses the evolution of this treatment method at MD Anderson under Dr. Gilbert Fletcher.

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