Francois J. Geoffroy, M.D.
He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Geoffroy completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
Areas of specialty within practice: colon, skin (melanoma and non-melanoma) and primary cancers of the brain.
Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
When did you join Illinois CancerCare?
Illinois CancerCare Clinic Affiliation
Galesburg, Peoria and Monmouth
Dr. Geoffroy is originally from Madawaska, Maine, and now currently lives in Peoria with his family. “I am the proud father of two lovely, albeit precocious, children: Sabrina, age 11, and Sebastian, age 14.”
“I like to run marathons, bike, play the guitar and piano, and I love to read about science and history, especially the American Revolution.”
What medical change has impacted the field of cancer the most since you began practicing medicine?
“Targeted therapies are the biggest change I have witnessed in oncology.”
Why did you choose oncology?
“I chose oncology for the research and scientific aspects.”
Why did you choose Peoria, Illinois, to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
“My former boss trained with my current partner, John Kugler, so I came to Peoria.”
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?
“My advice to patients with cancer: enjoy today, take one day at a time, and love your life.”