MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Ann Raldow MD MPH
Department of Radiation Oncology
David Geffen School of Medicine
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Similar to women in other historically male-dominated fields, female radiation oncologists face unique obstacles in achieving many metrics of career success, including equal salary, research funding, and academic promotion. Our study of industry payments found that female radiation oncologists were less likely than their male colleagues to receive payments from industry and that these payments tended to be of smaller monetary value.