New Physician Joins Roanoke Valley Cancer Center

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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. - July 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Roanoke Valley Cancer Center, a division of Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina, P.A., is pleased to announce that Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Michael Sorensen, M.D. will be joining our practice. Dr. Sorensen will start seeing patients in July at Roanoke Valley Cancer Center, located at 212 Smith Church Rd. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Dr. Sorensen is a U.S. Navy veteran who brings over 15 years of clinical experience to Roanoke Rapids. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Sorensen completed an internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., where he went on to serve for four years as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy. He then completed residency training in radiation oncology at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Va. where he served as chief resident. Dr. Sorensen furthered his education with a fellowship in brachytherapy at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

For the last 13 years, Dr. Sorensen served as a Radiation Oncologist at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Del. During this time, he developed a comprehensive High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy program. Brachytherapy is a powerful form of internally delivered radiation therapy designed to destroy certain types of cancers including breast, gynecologic, skin, soft tissue, prostate and head and neck malignancies. He brings expertise and interest in advanced areas of radiation oncology including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR), and Low Dose Rate prostate seed brachytherapy.

Previously, Dr. Sorensen treated North Carolina cancer patients at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., serving as Chairman of the Radiation Therapy Safety Committee and the Continuing Quality Improvement Committee.

He is a member of the American Brachytherapy Society, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina, P.A., is a 21st Century Oncology affiliate.

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About 21st Century Oncology:

21st Century Oncology is the largest global, physician led provider of Integrated Cancer Care services. The company offers a comprehensive range of cancer treatment services, focused on delivering academic quality, cost-effective patient care in personal and convenient settings. The company operates 185 treatment centers, including 150 centers located in 16 states. The company also operates 35 centers located in six countries in Latin America. The company holds market-leading positions in most of its domestic local markets and abroad.

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