Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Collaboration

Georgia CORE’s collective impact model engages providers, researchers, survivors and advocates statewide. We provide the backbone support to enable these leaders to traverse organizational and professional boundaries. This way, we are able to achieve collectively what we could not accomplish individually.

  • We are partners in the Georgia NCI Community Oncology Research Program (GA NCORP) with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute in Atlanta and Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion in Savannah. NCI funding of $11 million was awarded to GA NCORP over a six year period. Georgia CORE manages NCI research among 100 rostered physicians in 41 locations with members including Amos Cancer Center at Piedmont Columbus, Harbin Clinic in Rome, Navicent Health in Macon, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, and Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. GA NCORP has received accolades for minority accruals to clinical trials of close to 5 times the national average (5% vs 24%) and as a high performing program for accruals to the National Cancer Treatment Network. 

  • With the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium of 88 members, we develop and implement collaborative, multi-faceted approaches to cancer prevention and control through Georgia’s Cancer Plan, and monitor results that reduce the cancer burden in our state. 

  • We facilitate a statewide network of oncologists dedicated to conducting clinical trials and cancer care delivery research that bring new and promising treatments to cancer patients in all corners of the state. Our research advances have been published in scientific journals and presented at state, national and international conferences. There has been an eight-fold increase in the number of clinical trials in Georgia since the creation of our research network and statewide promotion of clinical trials.

  • We led the creation of a statewide cancer survivorship initiative including establishing the Cancer Survivorship Advisory Board, conducting a Cancer Survivors’ Needs Assessment survey with 1,000 respondents identifying their unmet survivorship needs, hosting the “Cancer Survivorship: Up Close & Personal” conference, developing the Cancer Survivorship Connection and focusing cancer survivorship care research through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute award.
  • In partnership with the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, we provide education for oncology professionals, cancer navigators and healthcare providers.

Indeed, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.

Last Updated: 11/04/2020 12:20:36 PM

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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.