Thomas Vogl receives German oncology award

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

December 14, 2020 -- Radiologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Vogl has received the German Medical Award in the field of oncology for his outstanding contribution to progressive patient care and for developing a minimally invasive procedure in cancer therapy.

Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Vogl, PhD
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Vogl, PhD.

Vogl, director of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Frankfurt, received first prize in the category "Medical Innovation Practices and Clinics: Oncology" for pioneering a procedure in which a chemotherapeutic agent is introduced into the tumor tissue using a catheter, according to a report posted on 4 December by the German Roentgen Society.

The fourth annual awards were originally due to be presented at the MEDICA medical trade fair on 17 November in Düsseldorf. However, the event was canceled due to the pandemic.

The patron of the German Medical Awards is the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for Labor, Health, and Social Affairs, Karl-Josef Laumann.


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