Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Inclusion & Equity

Underserved and uninsured populations including racial and ethnic minorities and residents of rural areas experience an increased incidence of cancer, higher mortality rates, and later stages of diagnosis. To address this complex issue, Georgia CORE has become a leader in advancing cancer-focused health equity and created partnerships designed to reduce disparities in access to clinical trials, cancer screening, navigation and genetic risk assessment.

  • We facilitate a research network among academic and community partners in both urban and rural regions of the state. Collectively, 25 percent of the GA NCORP network’s clinical trials are provided to racial and ethnic minorities (five times the national average of less than five percent.)
  • In affiliation with the State Office of Rural Health of the Department of Community Health, Georgia CORE has granted more than $3.5 million in the last six years from the sale of Breast Cancer License Tags to 26 community and health organizations. Of the women who receive breast cancer education, screening and treatment provided by these grants, 85 percent are of racial and ethnic minorities.
  • In partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health we have created a  genetics program for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer that includes professional education, online screening and risk assessment, genetic testing and personalized genetic services offered in 14 public health centers. Of the women who are provided genetic services, 63 percent are of racial and ethnic minorities; almost all are uninsured.

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Partnership awards $100,000 for breast cancer research

Georgia CORE, in partnership with It’s The Journey and A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dr. Veena Rao, Morehouse School of Medicine for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.

10/17/2019

Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Show Survival Increase

Recent developments in breast cancer show a 'dramatic' survival increase with CDK4/6 inhibitor, new settings for immunotherapy, and PFS gain with AKT inhibitor.

9/24/2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Breast Cancer License Tag Awards!

Eight organizations across the state have been awarded grants totaling $400,000 for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for underserved Georgians.

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10/24/2019

Georgia CORE

 

Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care

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.