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Charles Staley, MD

Charles A. Staley, MD

– Holland M. Ware Professor of Surgery
– Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief Quality Officer, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
– Chief of Ambulatory Care Surgery Centers, The Emory Clinic







American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Staley joined the Emory faculty in 1995 after completing a surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His clinical practice focuses on treating rare and difficult cancers of such organs as the pancreas and liver. With research interests encompassing translational research and novel clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Staley has investigated gene therapy for metastatic colon cancer, radiofrequency ablation with intra-arterial chemotherapy for patients with colorectal liver metastases, and neoadjuvant chemoradiation with the goal of maximizing sphincter preservation in the treatment of rectal cancer. His research has been funded by such grants as being principal investigator of The Emory Clinic and Emory VA Medical Center-based trials of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. In the area of translational science, Dr. Staley and such colleagues as Dr. Lily Yang are exploring methods of using nanotechnology to diagnose and treat pancreatic and breast cancer. In 2014, Dr. Staley was named Co-PI of the Winship Cancer Institute location of the National Cancer Institute's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) with Emory medical oncology chief Dr. Suresh Ramalingam and Emory radiation oncologist Dr. Jonathan Beitler. Effective Mar. 1, 2014, the NCTN began serving as NCI's primary infrastructure to conduct phase II and III cancer clinical trials, and is expected to enroll over 17,000 patients per year with a variety of cancer types and from diverse backgrounds.

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