Georgia Cancer Specialists physicians Drs. Bruce Feinberg, Janice Galleshaw, Wendy Hawke Lenz, and Mansoor Saleh recently contributed articles to the Winter 2010 issue of Atlanta Medicine Magazine, the journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta. This issue of the magazine was specially focused to highlight advancements in oncology to general practitioners.
Dr. Saleh served as guest editor of the issue. He contributed an article titled “Oncology in the 21stCentury — A Snapshot,” which gave an introductory overview of new developments and complexities in the field of oncology.
Dr. Feinberg’s article, titled “Treating Cancer in the 21st Century,” examined projections for cancer incidence in the future and measures that can be taken to save the lives of those who will be impacted. It highlighted the travesty of death from colon cancer, which is 90% preventable but kills 50,000 Americans each year.
“It’s important for Atlanta’s medical practitioners to be informed about current and emerging cancer issues,” said Dr. Feinberg, president and CEO of GCS. “Our physicians appreciate the opportunity to increase awareness among medical professionals, because that translates into enhanced care options for patients.”
Dr. Galleshaw’s article, titled “Emerging Issues in the Treatment of Breast Cancer,” explored new advancements on the frontier of preventing and treating breast cancer with drugs, therapies, and other methods.
Dr. Lenz’s article, titled “Living With Cancer,” addressed issues faced by many cancer patients and cancer survivors, including fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, cognitive impairments, sexual problems, and psychosocial side effects.
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.