Dr. Carlos Franco of Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) — the largest private medical oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast — was recently interviewed on CNN en Espanol as part of the “Latino in America” series in a segment that examined several major Latino health issues, including the importance of access to Spanish-speaking medical professionals, cultural barriers in medical care, and the impact of healthcare reform on the Latino population.
Dr. Franco is committed to educating the Latino community and the general public about cancer and other important medical news.
“It is vital for the Latino public to be informed about health issues,” said Dr. Franco. “I’m glad to facilitate that in any way I can.”
Dr. Franco is a frequent and major contributor to CNN en Español’s healthcare coverage. He has been consulted several times this year as an expert in the field of oncology, including for Senator Edward Kennedy’s diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor, and again upon Senator Kennedy’s subsequent death.
Earlier this year, Dr. Franco was featured in an extended live interview on the subject of healthcare reform by CNN en Español’s Alberto Padilla.
“We are glad to have Dr. Franco as a member of our team of talented physicians,” said Dr. Bruce Feinberg, president and CEO of GCS. “His knowledge, skill, and diversity are great assets.”
Dr. Franco earned his medical degree at the State University of Guayaquil in Ecuador, and completed both his residency and fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. His special interests include breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, lymphoma, and prostate cancer.
Dr. Franco practices at the GCS Alpharetta office and the GCS Northside office in Atlanta.
Georgia Cancer Specialists is the largest private medical oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. 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 nutritional counseling, pain management, 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 30 offices, 42 physicians, and more than 480 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina, and provides care through approximately 205,000 annual patient visits. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer.