The Weekly Check-Up Atlanta

Dr. Saleh and Dr. Spinolo of Georgia Cancer Specialists

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With the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO’s Annual Conference just weeks behind us, now is the perfect time to sit down with our experts and talk about the latest developments in cancer research and treatment. Dr. Saleh works diligently in the labs to study and test new theories on cancer treatment. He has a special interest in hematology, or blood diseases, both benign and malignant. Dr. Spinolo is an expert on pain control in oncology and geriatric oncology. He offers medical advice through the “Ask the Doc” section on GCS’s website,

Dr. Mansoor Saleh of Georgia Cancer Specialists


Board Certified: Medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine
Medical Degree: University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL

Special Interests: Clinical research, targeted therapy of cancer, molecular pathway driven treatment, malignant and benign hematology

Dr. Saleh is principal investigator and Director of Clinical Research at GCS’s community-based Phase I-IV clinical research program. He was previously the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and is currently a professor of medicine and the chairman of the UABCCC Clinical Trials Review Committee. He is a widely published clinical investigator and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Saleh speaks German, Swahili, and several Indian dialects.

“Surrounded by family members and loved ones who have been touched by cancer, I felt I could gain the most satisfaction by being involved in a field with a personal cause and commitment.” -Dr. Saleh

To learn more about Dr. Saleh, click here.

Dr. Jorge Spinolo of Georgia Cancer Specialists


Board Certified: Medical oncology and Hematology
Medical Degree: University Nacional de Cordoba in Cordoba, Argentina
Residency: Hospital Privado in Argentina
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY; MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX
Special Interests: Benign and malignant hematology, supportive/palliative care, and geriatric oncology

Dr. Spinolo is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology, and he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was a faculty member at MD Anderson and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center prior to joining Georgia Cancer Specialists. Dr. Spinolo is the Chair of the GCS Supportive Care Guidelines Committee and he is the Chief Medical Editor for GCS. He answers the “Ask the Doc” area on Dr. Spinolo speaks fluent Spanish.

“We do not treat cancer; we treat people with cancer. When you have cancer, it affects not only the body, but also your psychologic, social, and spiritual domains. All cancer patients need supportive care, and we must be as good at it as we are at treating cancer. ” -Dr. Spinolo

To learn more about Dr. Spinolo, click here.