GCS Patient Achieves Wonderful Results Through Clinical Research

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Phil Turner of Locust Grove Attributes Quality of Life and Health to Research

Georgia Cancer SpecialistsWhen Henry County resident Phil Turner was diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer in 2005, he was referred to Georgia Cancer Specialists for treatment. Then, when his chemotherapy treatment failed to keep his disease from progressing, he turned to GCS’s clinical research program, headed up by Dr. Mansoor Saleh, Director of Clinical Research.

Six years after his diagnosis, Turner says he feels so great he often forgets he has cancer. He has maintained employment as building maintenance superintendent at the Henry County Water and Sewerage Authority, and names golfing and antique cars among his favorite hobbies.

Read more about Turner’s experience with GCS’s clinical research program in the following article published in The Henry Neighbor: http://hen.nn.marietta.new.adqic.com/stories/Henry-resident-defies-the-odds-against-cancer,169077

For more information about research at GCS, visit gacancer.com/research.

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, 45 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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