RTOG appoints Crane as new gastrointestinal cancer chair

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The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), which is funded by the American College of Radiology, has named Christopher H. Crane, MD, as its new chair of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Committee.

Crane is currently a professor in the department of radiation oncology, residency program director and section chief of the GI Section at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and he represents RTOG on the National Cancer Institute Pancreatic Cancer Task Force, said the Philadelphia-based institute.

As the new RTOG chair, Crane is succeeding Christopher G. Willett, MD, chair of the department of radiation oncology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.