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Pyrexar Medical would like to congratulate Ruediger Wessalowski, MD and Chris Diederich, Ph.D. for the recent honors awarded them at this year's Society for Thermal Medicine annual conference held in Florida last week.

Photo of Dr. Ruediger WessalowskiDr. Ruediger Wessalowski was awarded the prestigious J. Eugene Robinson Award. The J. Eugene Robinson Award is presented each year to an investigator who has made outstanding contributions to hyperthermic oncology. Dr. Wessalowski practices at the Clinic for Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Clinical Oncology at the Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) located in Düsseldorf, Germany. He is honored for his work in pioneering caring and innovative cancer treatment solutions for children and his continuing advacements of hyperthermia best practices.  HHU uses the Pyrexar BSD-500, BSD-2000 and the BSD-2000 3D/MR Hyperthermia systems.


Photo of Chris Deidrich of USCF Thermal Oncology ProgramChris Diederich, Ph.D. was honored with the George M. Hahn Award. The George M. Hahn Award is presented every other year to an investigator whose research has contributed in a significant way to new clinical applications in thermal therapy. Professor Diederich is the Director of Clinical Hyperthermia Physics and Thermal Therapy Research at the University of California, San Francisco. The Pyrexar BSD-500 and BSD-2000 hyperthermia systems are in practice at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

About STM
Founded in 1986, the Society of Thermal Medicine is a premier, international scientific forum for fostering interaction and innovation in the study of biological, physical and medical applications of thermal therapy for cancer and other diseases and for facilitating a greater basic understanding of the role of temperature in cellular and molecular function.