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President's Message

Nancy Paris at Krog Street Tunnel

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
President

Chairman's Message

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
Chairman

Last Updated: 7/02/2019 4:01:44 PM

About Us

Racism is a malignancy: Ibram X. Kendi reflects on his cancer experience

After receiving a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, author Ibram X. Kendi sought consultation at two hospitals located a mile apart. The first hospital served white and wealthy people. The second treated Blacks and the working class.

11/04/2020

Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.

12/07/2020

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Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

GASCO encourages all our members and members of the survivorship community to view the new video produced by the Medical Association of Georgia as the November offering of their "Top Docs" program.

12/04/2020

 Screening & Genetics

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

11/09/2020

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

Nearly 400 volunteers in 58 counties have been cutting out fabric and elastic, handling administrative duties and of course, sewing.

5/13/2020

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

7/08/2020

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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.