GCS Physicians Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Through Local Media
Monday, October 8, 2012
October 4, 2012 (Atlanta) – This month three Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physicians were featured in compelling news stories related to breast cancer awareness month.
Dr. Mansoor Saleh, the director of the GCS research department and his patient, Tequila Smith, were featured in The Atlanta Voice in a story about breast cancer research, and why it is important for more African American women to enroll in clinical research studies because they are a largely underrepresented group.
Smith is part of a Phase II neoadjuvant breast cancer clinical trial at GCS to reduce the size of tumors in advance of planned surgery as well as reduce the risk of them spreading. Read the story here.
Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah (Dr. Jay) was featured in the October edition of Jezebel magazine alongside a representative from the Susan G. Komen Foundation on the best breast cancer awareness tips for women of any age. Check it out on page 64!
Dr. Kristina Bowen was one of the doctors included in Best Self magazine’s “Best Rx” section this month. Her Q&A was about whether or not exercising later in life has an impact on your breast cancer risk. Find the answer here.
Breast cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death among U.S. women, after lung cancer. It kills 500,000 people globally every year and is diagnosed in close to 1.3 million people around the world.
GCS has been a leader in providing early clinical trials in advancement of breast cancer treatment, which have had positive impact on survivability. In addition, GCS physicians are actively involved in community outreach and education including in Macon, Athens, Georgia mountains and metro Atlanta.
Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice supports more than 200,000 patient visits each year. GCS offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including wellness counseling and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 27 offices, 44 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, and North and Central Georgia. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com GCS is The Cancer Answer.