09/28/2005

WVU Appoints Radiation Oncology Chief

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—  West Virginia University has appointed Lois Mastrofrancesco, M.D., section chief for Radiation Oncology. 

Before coming to WVU, Dr. Mastrofrancesco was employed by 21st Century Oncology Radiation Therapy Centers in Florida.  In addition to general radiation oncology practice, she has extensive experience and training in brachytherapy, especially gynecologic. Her other areas of expertise include intensity modulated radiation therapy, gamma knife radiosurgery and chemoradiotherapy.   Her special interest is pain management and palliative care.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Dr. Mastrofrancesco’s caliber join our stellar group of cancer specialists,” said John E. Prescott, M.D., dean, of WVU’s School of Medicine, and interim director of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. “She is definitely a welcome addition in this important area of cancer care.”

“WVU’s Cancer Center has extraordinary state-of-the-art equipment combined with wonderful clinicians and staff,” said Mastrofrancesco. “I consider it a terrific opportunity to be part of this center of excellence in cancer care.”

Mastrofrancesco graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Georgetown University.

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@hsc.wvu.edu
sls:09-28-05

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