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Georgia Cancer Trial Finder

Bringing cancer clinical trials closer to Georgians is a high priority.

But it has its challenges. Though Georgia cancer centers currently offer more clinical trials than ever in our history, participation in these trials – particularly among minority and rural populations – is low.

Georgia CORE, with financial support from partners, is working to discover ways to increase participation in cancer clinical trials among under-resourced, rural, and minority populations in Georgia.
The Georgia Cancer Trial Finder is a piloted education and awareness effort to help more Georgians find their way to cancer clinical trials in our state.

The program focuses primarily on rural, minority and under-resourced Georgians, working to:

Deepen understanding of cancer clinical trials as potential new treatments
Encourage conversations about clinical trials between healthcare providers and patients
Provide access to navigators specifically to help patients and providers find cancer clinical trials
Ensure that our statewide trial database is current and inclusive of all cancer clinical trials open at Georgia institutions

For the program to be successful, Georgia CORE is engaging with crucial research personnel at each of the state’s more than 45 Commission on Cancer sites, following the nonprofit’s mission of encouraging collaboration and increasing cutting-edge cancer research in the state.

The partners’ support of the pilot program allows Georgia CORE to employ its first Clinical Trials Navigator.

Meet Marquita. 

Marquita Iddirisu is one of our cancer clinical trials navigators. She guides oncologists, nurses, patients and patient navigators as they explore Georgia’s cancer clinical trials landscape.

She also manages the Georgia CORE Cancer Clinical Trials database to keep it updated on available clinical trials across the state.

Marquita’s knowledge of cancer care in Georgia is both wide and deep. She’s Georgia CORE’s first Cancer Clinical Trials Navigator and previously served as the comprehensive cancer program director for the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Marquita also managed the cancer screening portfolio for the DC Primary Care Association in Washington, providing one-to-one technical assistance to federally qualified health centers.

Contact Marquita at for printed patient brochures about the program or download the brochure >>.

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Last Updated: 7/09/2024 8:57:34 PM


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