Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief Scientific Officer

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola

Chief Scientific Officer

Sheryl is Professor Emerita of Surgery for Emory University and the Ada Lee Correll Chair Emerita, having retired from Emory after 15 years of service. Her research focused on decreasing disparities of breast cancer care through a community education outreach program and providing access to high quality care for breast cancer patients. As Chief Scientific Officer, Sheryl will serve as the principal investigator in connection with clinical studies and other research projects, as well as ensure compliance with grant administration. In her free time, She enjoys hiking with her daughter and husband in the north Georgia mountains and along South Carolina waterfalls. Contact her at

About Us

Racism is a malignancy: Ibram X. Kendi reflects on his cancer experience

After receiving a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, author Ibram X. Kendi sought consultation at two hospitals located a mile apart. The first hospital served white and wealthy people. The second treated Blacks and the working class.


A letter from Nancy

After 19 years, Nancy announces her resignation as president & CEO of Georgia CORE.


 Media & Events

Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.



Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

GASCO encourages all our members and members of the survivorship community to view the new video produced by the Medical Association of Georgia as the November offering of their "Top Docs" program.


 Screening & Genetics

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.


How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

Nearly 400 volunteers in 58 counties have been cutting out fabric and elastic, handling administrative duties and of course, sewing.


Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.


Georgia CORE


Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.