Dr. Stark-Vance is a Medical Oncologist, specializing in the field of Neuro-oncology (the treatment of Brain and Spinal Cord malignancies). She has been in private practice in Dallas and Fort Worth and provides Medical Neuro-oncology services to the patients of Neurosurgical Consultants. Dr. Stark-Vance received her training in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Following her Fellowship, she served as a clinical investigator at the Cancer Treatment Evaluation Program of NCI and as protocol chairman for clinical trials for primary central nervous system lymphoma and ocular lymphoma. Since her return to her home state of Texas in 1996, she has continued to develop clinical trials for malignant glioma as well as lecture widely on treatment options for primary and metastatic brain tumors. Her work has been published in Journal of Clinical Oncology and Neuro-Oncology. She is the Founder of a Brain Tumor support and education group, The Legacy Foundation (www.legacybrainfoundation.org).
Dr. Stark Vance is also the author of a book of special interest to Brain Tumor patients (additional information is available at Amazon), which we would highly recommend to our patients: 100 Questions and Answers about Brain Tumors (Virginia Stark-Vance, MD with Mary Louise Dubay)
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