Georgia Cancer Specialists is one of a few practices nationally that has a Phase I–IV clinical research program. The practice 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 imaging services, retail pharmacy, nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, and home health coordination.
Five dedicated research clinics are located in geographically distinct practice areas. GCS clinical trials are conducted at our Kennestone (Marietta), Northside (North Atlanta), Stemmer (Decatur), Macon, and Athens offices.
Because of our strong commitment to research, GCS is affiliated with the University of Alabama-Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center (UABCCC), making it possible to bring leading-edge cancer care to GCS patients. GCS is the only private cancer practice in Georgia to offer Level I trials.
Dr. Mansoor Saleh, MD is the director of clinical research at GCS and is also a professor of medicine at UABCCC. He has overseen the research program at GCS for more than a decade and monitors trials from our Northside location. Currently, five other sub-investigators oversee the treatment of all GCS patients on clinical trials. Dr. Aaron Alizadeh, MD and Dr. Simbo Aduloju, MD monitor trials from our Stemmer location, Dr. Cheryl Jones, MD monitors trials from our Macon-Coliseum location, Dr. Rodolfo Bordoni, MD monitors trials from our Kennestone location, and Richard Loyd, DO monitors trial from our Athens location. The research team is comprised of physicians and specialized clinical staff trained in research design, data collection, and analysis.