publication date: Nov. 3, 2017

In Brief

Kelly McMasters named editor of Annals of Surgical Oncology

Kelly McMasters was appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Annals of Surgical Oncology effective March 2018. The journal is published by the Society of Surgical Oncology.

McMasters becomes the second editor in the journal’s nearly 25-year history. He will oversee the print and online editions of ASO and with Mark Roh, executive editor, will lead an editor roster of surgical oncologists, including more than 20 section editors and associate section editors from around the world, as well as U.S.-based associate and deputy editors.

He has published over 400 articles in the medical/scientific literature, as well as 19 book chapters. He is co-editor of the book: Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Targeted Therapy and Multidisciplinary Care.

McMasters begins his position on March 23, 2018, in conjunction with the journal’s 25th anniversary and the retirement of Charles Balch, who established the prominence of the publication in the field of surgical oncology.

McMasters is the Ben Reid professor and chair of the Hiram C. Polk Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he also serves as director of the multidisciplinary melanoma clinic and associate director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

His laboratory has focused on cancer gene therapy and melanoma biomarkers and has been funded by the American Cancer Society, NIH, and the Melanoma Research Foundation, among other agencies.

He holds two patents for his research inventions. He is the author and principal investigator of the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial, a multi-institutional study involving more than 3,500 patients from 79 institutions across North America.

McMasters is president of the Society of Surgical Oncology, president of the Western Surgical Association, president of the Society of Surgical Chairs, secretary of the Southern Surgical Association, and … Continue reading Kelly McMasters named editor of Annals of Surgical Oncology

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