GCS Clinical Research Coordinator Candice Griffith, R.N., Featured in Pulse magazine

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Griffith Discusses Job Working in the GCS Research Department

Griffith, R.N.Georgia Cancer Specialists clinical research coordinator Candice Griffith, R.N., was featured in a recent “Why I Love My Job” feature with Pulse magazine. The article focused on Griffith’s responsibilities working at the GCS-Northside office in Sandy Springs, and she discussed how she first became interested in the field, the challenges associated with insurance, and how critical thinking skills are vital to success in this position.

“When you’re told to do something in a clinical trial, you have to ask yourself whether it’s good clinical practice or is it in the best interest of the patient,” Griffith told the reporter. “In talking with patients, you begin to see trends in how the drug interacts with other drugs.”

The clinical research program at Georgia Cancer Specialists focuses on making targeted cancer therapy accessible to as many patients as possible. With four research sites in Metro Atlanta and Macon, GCS patients across the state are able to take part in the trials. GCS offers clinical trials to target lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.

Visit Georgia Cancer Specialists’s “Research” section on gacancer.com to learn more about the clinical research program and to contact GCS for information on becoming involved in a trial.

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 www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer.

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