Healing Hugs Quilters Bring Comfort to GCS Patients

Ardis Young and the Healing Hugs Quilters have given more than 100 handmade quilts to Georgia Cancer Specialists patients. Young, a retired nurse, started giving quilts she had made to friends to keep them warm during chemotherapy treatment. When she founded the Healing Hugs Quilt Ministry—a group spanning all age groups that meets once a […]

Lung Cancer Kills Almost Twice as Many Women as Breast Cancer

Did you know lung cancer kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer? It is a common myth that more women die from breast cancer than lung cancer. Nearly half of lung cancer cases occur in women, and more women die from lung cancer than any other form of cancer. Lung cancer kills more […]

GCS Research Patient Receives Generous Gift from Local School

November 7, 2011 (Atlanta) — Anita Geter’s granddaughter is learning firsthand what it means to give back to those you love. During a recent breast cancer walk, the Heritage Preparatory Academy raised more than $1,500 for students’ family members diagnosed with breast cancer. The school awarded $500 to Geter, whose grandaughter Abril Lori Geter is in […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Physician Contributing Author in Groundbreaking Clinical Trial

GCS Director of Clinical Research , Dr. Mansoor Saleh Authors Study, Enrolls Patients in Trials October 20, 2011 (ATLANTA) – Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) researchers participated in two groundbreaking clinical trials for breast cancer whose results were recently published. GCS enrolled a large number of patients on two breast cancer trials that evaluated adjuvant chemotherapy in women following […]

WSB-TV Partners with Georgia Cancer Specialists for the Tenth Annual Totes 2 Tots Suitcase Drive for Foster Children

October 17, 2011 (Atlanta) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—will sponsor the tenth annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive for foster children January 13, 2012. GCS is partnering with WSB-TV and the Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) again this year to collect bags for foster children in Georgia—from infants […]

GCS Physician Dr. Jay Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Events, Fundraisers

October 3, 2011 (ATLANTA) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah, (Dr. Jay) is participating in several Breast Cancer fundraising and education events this month in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. Sisters… By Choice, Inc. delivers breast cancer detection and treatment services to under-served and at-risk populations in the Atlanta area. […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Brian A. Geller

Board Certified Oncologist, Hematologist Joins Practice in Jasper and Blairsville Offices Oct. 3, 2011 (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 Dr. Brian A. Geller. Dr. Geller is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. He will […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists a Leader in Prostate Cancer Treatment, Research

GCS Offers Patients Access to Targeted Therapies, Groundbreaking Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer Drugs September 22, 2011 (Atlanta) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) has a long history of leading the battle against prostate cancer. GCS currently offers patients access to the latest targeted cancer therapies including Provenge and Abiraterone, both of which were studied at […]

GCS Physician Dr. John Manfredi Receives 2011 Atlanta Braves Diamond of Hope Award

September 19, 2011 (ATLANTA) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. John Manfredi was honored Sept. 18 at Turner Field during the 5th Annual Atlanta Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day as a recipient of the 2011 Atlanta Braves Diamond of Hope Award. The award honors medical professionals and caregivers who have made an impact in the lives of breast cancer survivors. […]

GCS Physicians Recently Consulted by Major Media Outlets Regarding Current Drug Shortage Crisis

August 30, 2011 (ATLANTA) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician, Chief Executive Officer and President Dr. Bancroft Lesesne was consulted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) and WSB TV regarding the cancer drug shortage many clinics are facing this year. GCS physician Dr. Gerald Goldklang also spoke to 640 WGST-AM about the drug shortage crisis. Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah (Dr. Jay) was also featured on CBS News regarding the drug […]

Patient Guide to Cancer Drug Shortages

Q.  Why is there a drug shortage? A:  Drug shortages have tripled in the past six years.  According to the FDA, 61 drug products were reported in short supply in 2005 and jumped to 178 by 2010—that doesn’t include shortages of vaccines, immune globulin products, and other biologics, or products made from blood, tissue, or […]

GCS Physician Dr. Richard Loyd Recently Featured in The Athens Banner-Herald

August 21, 2011 (ATHENS) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Richard Loyd recently discussed the opening of the GCS Research Center in Athens, the importance of clinical research in cancer care, as well as the future of cancer drug reseach in Athens’ largest news source, The Athens Banner-Herald. Athens is the newest of five GCS locations that offer clinical trials across […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Plays Major Role in Groundbreaking Clinical Trial

August 12, 2011 (ATLANTA) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) — a Top 10 cancer practice in the U.S. — contributed mightily to the groundbreaking BOLERO-2 clinical trial and was the lead accruing site in the Southeast. The trial was a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Everolimus in combination with Exemestane in the treatment of post-menopausal women […]

GCS Physician Dr. Bruce Goldsweig Honored For Providing Excellent and Compassionate Care

Patient Contributes to WellStar Foundation Doctors’ Day Campaign in Physician’s Honor Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Bruce Goldsweig was recently recognized for being an excellent and compassionate physician as part of the WellStar Foundation’s 2011 Doctors’ Day campaign. GCS patient Jane McIver contributed to the Foundation in honor of Dr. Goldsweig to recognize his extraordinary compassion […]

GCS Physician William H. Whaley Appeared on Fox 5 News

Dr. Whaley Encourages Young Athletes to Take Precautions in Extreme Heat Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. William H. Whaley recently appeared on Atlanta’s Fox5 News to talk about what parents and student athletes need to know to stay safe in the summer heat. FOX FOCUS: The Extreme Heat: MyFoxATLANTA.com Dr. Whaley, former Team Internist for the Atlanta Thrashers, […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Expands Research Program to Athens

GCS Offers Athens Residents Access to Leading-edge Clinical Trials Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) has expanded its research program to Athens, giving local residents access to leading-edge trials, typically only available at major academic centers. The clinical research program at GCS—a Top 10 cancer practice in the U.S.—focuses on making targeted cancer therapy accessible to patients […]

GCS Physicians Dr. Rodolfo Bordoni and Dr. Mansoor Saleh Presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam

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. […]

GCS Nurse Tamara Ibison Voted Best Nurse in Douglas County

Ibison Receives Top Nurse Honors for Second Year in a Row Georgia Cancer Specialists nurse and office manager Tamara Ibison was recently named “Best Nurse” in Douglas County in the Douglas County Sentinal’s 2011 Readers’ Choice survey. Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Macon Office Celebrates More Than 10 Years of Working With UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to Bring Leading-edge Cancer Care to Central Georgia

Central Georgia Residents Able to Access Novel Clinical Trials Through UAB Affiliation Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) – a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. – has offered novel clinical trials in Macon for more than 10 years thanks to their status as a clinical study affiliate of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (UABCCC). […]

GCS Physician Dr. Ruth R. Sarmiento Recently Featured on the Fox 5 News Health Watch

July 13, 2011 (ATLANTA) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Ruth R. Sarmiento recently appeared on the  Fox 5 News Health Watch segment to talk about a new mammogram study confirming that more regular screening beginning at a younger age saves lives. Health Watch: When Should You Get a Mammogram?: MyFoxATLANTA.com Dr. Sarmiento addresses the controversy […]

Dr. Mansoor Saleh and GCS Research Team Contribute to New England Journal of Medicine Article

An international group of investigators, including Dr. Mansoor Saleh, principal investigator and Director of Clinical Research at Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS), recently published findings of a pivotal trial of the new prostate cancer therapy Abiraterone in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results of a randomized clinical trial involving patients with metastatic prostate cancer who had previously […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Office in Cumming Gains Second Physician

Dr. Nishan Fernando Welcomes Fellow GCS Physician Dr. Jorge Leguizamo to the GCS-Cumming Location Beginning Tuesday, May 3, Georgia Cancer Specialists – a Top 10 practice in the U.S. – will have two physicians practicing from the GCS-Cumming (1505 Northside Blvd., Suite 4300; 770-205-1331) office. Current GCS-Cumming physician Dr. Nishan H. Fernando will be joined by Dr. Jorge […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Ruth R. Sarmiento

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 Dr. Ruth Sarmiento to its Spivey Station (7823 Spivey Station Blvd., Suite 300, Jonesboro; 770-692-9371) and Camp Creek (3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW, Suite 200, Atlanta; 404-349-7300) locations. Dr. Sarmiento is board certified in oncology, […]

GCS Physician Dr. Jay Traveled to Honduras to Help at Cancer Center

Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah (Dr. Jay), along with her 16-year-old daughter, recently traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, through the Honduras Outreach Program. Dr. Jay worked with the center’s director, Dr. Flora Duarte, as well as local oncologists, nurses, and patients to both observe and contribute to the medical care cancer patients are receiving in Tegucigalpa. During her […]

GCS Patient Achieves Wonderful Results Through Clinical Research

Phil Turner of Locust Grove Attributes Quality of Life and Health to Research When 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 […]

GCS Physician Dr. Jay Gave Oncology Lectures in India

Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah (Dr. Jay) traveled to India at the end of 2010 and into the New Year, spending much of her time there giving talks about genetics, genomics, and new cancer therapies both to fellow doctors as well as community members. At the Bangalore Medical College Alumni Association CMW Conference – an event attended by […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Justin M. Cole

On-Staff Pathologist Will Offer Rapid Test Results, Lead to Faster Diagnoses 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 Dr. Justin M. Cole. Dr. Cole is board certified in hematology and clinical pathology, and joins GCS following the completion of a PhD […]

Wellness Blog Launches on GCS Web Site

Bethany Smith, Registered Dietitian, Will Offer Weekly Tips on Nutrition, Exercise, and Overall Wellness Bethany Smith, Georgia Cancer Specialists’s on-staff Registered Dietitian, is launching a blog on the GCS web site. Entitled “Weekly Wellness Digest: Byte-Sized Servings from Bethany Smith, Registered Dietitian,” the blog is a resource Smith is excited to offer the both the […]

GCS Physicians Attend Annual Gwinnett Medical Center Event

Drs. Stephen Szabo, Jorge Leguizamo, and Victoria Afshani Spread the Word About GCS at Primary Care Summit Dr. Stephen M. Szabo, Dr. Jorge P. Leguizamo, and Dr. Victoria L. Afshani represented Georgia Cancer Specialists at Gwinnett Medical Center’s 2nd annual Department of Medicine Primary Care Summit. The event – held on Saturday, February 26, at the […]

Research Patient Drives from Iowa to Thank Staff at Georgia Cancer Specialists

Following Successful Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Mark Schwickerath Says GCS Feels Like Family When Mark Schwickerath’s prostate cancer returned in 2009, the Iowa resident went to the Internet in search of help. After locating a clinical trial for the drug Abiraterone, he emailed Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) — a Top 10 private cancer practice in […]

New Lymph Node Study Proves Less Can be More in Breast Cancer Care

Lymph Node Removal May Not be Necessary, Meaning a Less Invasive Procedure for Qualifying Breast Cancer Patients For 20 percent of breast cancer patients, the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) could lead to a less invasive treatment plan. The study reveled that removing cancerous lymph nodes in the […]

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

Griffith Discusses Job Working in the GCS Research Department 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, […]