Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) Chairman of the Research and Therapeutics Committee Dr. Rodolfo E. Bordoni and Director of Clinical Research Dr. Mansoor Saleh recently attended the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to present a Phase I/II study of chemotherapy with bendamustine and irinotecan followed by etoposide/carboplatin in untreated patients with extensive small cell lung cancer. Dr. Bordoni was first author of the presentation. This novel trial is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Francisco Robert of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The World Conference on Lung Cancer is one of the largest gatherings internationally of clinicians and scientists in the lung cancer field. With lung cancer remaining the leading cause of death worldwide, the World Conference provides an avenue for oncologists to share the latest information on lung cancer treatment, prevention and early detection.
The GCS Research Department currently offers seven different lung cancer protocols to patients in the community, and with four research sites in Metro Atlanta and Macon, patients across the state of Georgia are able to take part in groundbreaking clinical trials.
“Doing research, to me, is contributing to society as a whole, and participating in research makes me feel like I am contributing to move the whole forward,” said Dr. Bordoni. “I enjoy being a part of the force and energy that comes from research and innovation.”
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 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. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer.