Georgia Cancer Specialists Celebrates Dr. Janice Galleshaw and Her 20 Years with the Practice

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Georgia Cancer SpecialistsFollowing two decades of wonderful patient care as a Georgia Cancer Specialists physician, Dr. Janice Galleshaw, who most recently practiced at the GCS-Alpharetta (3330 Preston Ridge Rd., Suite 110; 678-566-6995) and GCS-Northside (1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite 600, Sandy Springs; 404-256-4777) offices, is retiring from GCS. 

The physicians and staff of GCS sincerely thank Dr. Galleshaw for the professionalism, compassion, and strong work ethic she has always exhibited.

“GCS is truly going to miss Dr. Galleshaw, and we are grateful for all she has brought to our practice in her years with us,” said Dr. J. Bancroft Lesesne, president and interim CEO of GCS. “Through her stellar patient care and commitment to research and innovation, Dr. Galleshaw has shown what it means to be a truly great oncologist.”

“I want everyone at GCS to know what an honor it has been to have you as my partners and friends,” Dr. Galleshaw said. “I have had a very gratifying career here at GCS.”

Dr. Galleshaw’s area of special interest is breast cancer, and her work has consistently reflected that interest. She was the medical honoree at the Susan G. Komen Foundation Ball in 2004, and served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Cancer Foundation. She also served as the Principal Investigator for the STAR Trial (Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene) for breast cancer prevention in the Atlanta region. The STAR Trial is the largest randomized clinical study of its kind, with 19,000 women taking part.

Dr. Galleshaw plans to enter the physician education field via prIME Oncology, a global organization that specializes in the continuing education of doctors who treat cancer patients.

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 31 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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