This art at the Krog Street tunnel near Atlanta’s BeltLine is an inspiration. I wish I knew Lanny at grafilthy_art whose passionate expressions I have seen before. The first I remember pronounced “Cancer Sucks” (I’m quoting here). That visceral message calls to mind the gut wrenching shock of a new diagnosis. Later there appeared a defiant “Screw Cancer” mural. Though not a term I use, it’s a sentiment I’ve heard from many patients who refuse to let cancer get them down. Now I’m standing in front of “Victory Over Cancer!” How glorious is that?! Victory means something different to each of us but always seems to be about defying and ultimately transcending cancer.
Georgia CORE is here to help each of us claim our personal victory over cancer – by collectively improving care, opening access to new research and best practices, and providing excellent programs and services with compassion. Here you can become more connected to one another through a noble mission with powerful potential for healing. We welcome you and thank you for your interest, support of and contributions to Georgia CORE.
Nancy M. Paris, MS, FACHE
It is an honor for me to be named as the Chairman of the Georgia CORE Board of Directors. To serve as Chairman offers me a unique opportunity to lead a dedicated group of cancer experts, superb staff and administrators of the Georgia CORE and statewide partners who share the goal of providing collaborative cancer research, access to clinical trials, detection, screening and survivorship resources.
Georgia CORE is the leading statewide organization promoting high quality National Cancer Institute driven cancer research to Georgians in their own communities. Our research network is dedicated to ensuring that all Georgians have the same opportunity to participate in promising clinical trials. Together we have increased clinical trial accrual, diminished racial and ethnic disparities and ensured that the elderly and rural patients have access to innovative, high quality cancer care.
In addition, Georgia CORE offers a variety of programs with a particular focus on providing patient centered care, educating and supporting survivors, caregivers and navigators. Georgia CORE also helps to enhance early detection and cancer screening and provides a venue for public education and public awareness.
Georgia CORE functions successfully as a unique, statewide consortium of institutions consisting of academic medical centers, large urban cancer programs and regional cancer centers focused on the same thing: providing Georgians with high quality collaborative cancer care throughout their journey. We invite you to join us in these endeavors and learn more about us.
Andrew W. Pippas, MD