Dr. Bruce A. Feinberg Named to Promina/Georgia Cancer Coalition Advisory Board

Saturday, July 28th, 2001

In an appointment that recognizes Georgia Cancer Specialists’ contributions to cancer care in Georgia, Dr. Bruce A. Feinberg was appointed to the Promina/Georgia Cancer Coalition Advisory Board for the Metro Atlanta Regional Program of Excellence.

Of the 12 members of the board, Dr. Feinberg is the only representative from a private oncology practice. The other appointments are from hospitals, universities, healthcare provider organizations, and government.

“As the State of Georgia through the Georgia Cancer Coalition and Promina develops its plans, I believe it is critically important to their mission that private practices are represented,” said Dr. Feinberg. “While research institutions are a necessary piece of the puzzle in the fight against cancer, physician practices are actually the main providers of cancer care.”

Georgia Cancer Specialists is the largest single oncology practice in the Southeast, with 20 clinics in Atlanta and Macon. The practice is well-known for its innovative and comprehensive approach to cancer care, offering not only the latest cutting-edge medical care but also access to clinical trials, as well as counseling, pain management, home health care, and nutritional services.

Last month, PROMINA Health System, Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health system, was awarded a grant from the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) to plan a Regional Program of Excellence for cancer prevention and treatment in metro Atlanta. Grants were awarded in July and the planning proposals are due to the Georgia Cancer Coalition by February 28, 2003. The goals of the GCC grants are to develop Regional Programs of Excellence throughout the state that will:

  • Prevent cancer and detect existing cancers earlier
  • Improve access to quality care for all Georgians
  • Save more lives in the future
  • Train future cancer researchers and caregivers
  • Realize economic benefits from eradicating cancer

Also named to the board were the following:

Linda G. Alley, Ph.D, RN, Health Research Scientist, Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center; Otis Webb Brawley, M.D. Associate Director, The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and Director of the Georgia Cancer Center of Excellence at Grady; Betty C. Castellani, D. Min., Administrative Director, Charles B. Eberhart Cancer Center at DeKalb Medical; Joyce D. K. Essien, M.D., MBA, Founder and Director, Center for Public Health Practice, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University; Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Service at the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Victoria Finnerty Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Emory University; Sidney E. Harris, Ph.D., Dean, J. Mack Robinson School of Business, Georgia State University; Mary Kay Kiesling, RN, MS, Senior Vice President of Operations, Southern Regional Medical Center; Franklin M. Rinker, MBA, President and CEO, Gwinnett Health System; Robert H. Ryan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO, PROMINA Health System; Richard S. Taylor, M.D., MBA, Vice President, Medical Services, Piedmont Hospital; and Paul J. Wiesner, M.D., Director, DeKalb County Board of Health.

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