Georgia Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Nirav Dhruva to Athens Office

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Dr. Dhruva Excited to Return to the Classic City

Dr. Nirav DhruvaGeorgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—continues to grow and expand its services with the addition of Dr. Nirav Dhruva to its Athens office (1000 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite J; 706-369-4478).

GCS now has 44 physicians and 29 offices.

“We are excited to have Dr. Dhruva at GCS,” said Dr. J. Bancroft Lesesne, president and interim CEO of GCS. “We all look forward to working with him and know he will complement the best group of oncology doctors in the country.”

Dr. Dhruva, who completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, joins Dr. Richard Loyd and Christine Long, FNP-C at the Athens office.

“Joining a great group like Georgia Cancer Specialists is very exciting and humbling for me, and having the chance to give back to the city that nurtured the early part of my studies and became an important part of my life is incredible,” said Dr. Dhruva. 

Dr. Dhruva completed his fellowship and residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. His areas of special interest are lung cancer, breast cancer, and malignant hematology.

Dr. Dhruva is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the American Society of Hematology.

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 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 29 offices, 44 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at GCS is The Cancer Answer.

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