SCH Radiation Therapy Medical Director Daniel Fass, MD Recognized for Efforts to Support Radiation Therapy in Ukraine
The article highlights Dr. Fass’ unwavering commitment to improving access to cutting-edge radiation treatment for cancer patients in Ukraine. With a career dedicated to excellence in oncology, Dr. Fass has been at the forefront of initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality and availability of radiation therapy in both the United States and around the world, notably in Vietnam and Kazakhstan.
Dr. Fass explains that “Radiation therapy is an integral part of the treatment of cancer. Over one half of cancer patients will need radiation at some point in their care.
Unfortunately, access to this life saving technology is not available in many parts of the world. The greatest barriers are the cost associated with the equipment, and training the personnel to run and maintain it.
While there is a global effort to address these challenges to providing better care, there is an enormous amount of work to be done.”
Dr. Fass is a physician with clinical expertise in Radiation Oncology and over 35 years of experience. Dr. Fass, who trained at Howard University, was part of the pioneering team that developed radiation dosing technologies 3D RT and IMRT at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a technology he later brought to community hospitals in the New York area. Fass continues to work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on bringing cutting edge technologies beyond radiation therapy to community hospitals through the US.
About South County Health Radiation Therapy
In 2022, South County Health became the sole owner of South County Health Radiation Therapy, located on the hospital campus in Wakefield. Reopening in Spring 2022 after months of renovations and technology upgrades, including the installation of the new state-of-the-art Varian "TrueBeam" Linear Accelerator. South County Health is one of only five radiation therapy facilities in Rhode Island, making this form of treatment available to patients in southern Rhode Island. Under Dr. Fass’ leadership, this program was recently awarded a three-year accreditation from The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).