Cancer care is just a click away: New website provides information for cancer patients in the state of Georgia

It's now easier than ever to gather information about cancer treatments near you -- at least in the state of Georgia.

The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) has recently launched an online information center that profiles clinical trials and the oncologists running them in the state of Georgia.

Georgia CORE is "a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia by expanding access to clinical research," according to organization literature.

Columbus' John B. Amos Cancer Center hosts regular clinical trials which will appear on the site, GeorgiaCancerInfo.org, along with oncologist profiles, information about the importance of clinical trials and how to find doctors and treatment sites in the state of Georgia.

Nancy Paris, president and CEO of Georiga CORE, said that people would often call the center for information about treatments and trials, but there was no comprehensive place for them to go online to access the information.

She said they consider it a huge accomplishment to make this kind of information available to patients in Georgia in an online, easily-accessible format.

While the site has been live for about four months, Paris said it took about two years to develop it because there was no other website comparable to it.

"I think it helps put Columbus on the map," she said, when asked how it might promote the cancer care available locally at the John B. Amos Cancer Center.

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