Georgia Cancer Specialists Welcomes Sarcoma Specialist Gina D’Amato, M.D.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Gina D'Amato, MDAugust 8, 2012 (Atlanta) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—continues to grow and expand its services with the addition of Gina D’Amato, M.D. Dr. D’Amato, a sarcoma specialist, is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. She will practice at the GCS-Northside office (1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 600, Sandy Springs, 30342).

Dr. J. Bancroft Lesesne, president and CEO of GCS, says Dr. D’Amato will be a wonderful addition to the practice. “Dr. D’Amato is extensively published and is a nationally recognized expert in sarcoma, with patients who travel from around the country to see her,” he said. “She is a major contributor to advances in sarcoma treatment, having spent her career prior to coming to GCS in the study of sarcoma. Her presence at GCS offers a level of expertise which is unparalleled in private practice in Atlanta.”

Dr. D’Amato, who recently won the national Outstanding Care Award from the Sarcoma Alliance, looks forward to bringing cutting edge sarcoma care to Georgia Cancer Specialists’ patients. “I’m proud to be a part of such a highly respected practice as GCS,” she said.

The Sarcoma Alliance is a national non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education, and support.

Before joining GCS, Dr. D’Amato served as the Director of Sarcoma Medical Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL. Dr. D’Amato completed her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and a fellowship in oncology and hematology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL.

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 GCS is The Cancer Answer.

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