Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Friends & Supporters

Georgia CORE is blessed to have friends and supporters from all over Georgia. As a member of this tribe, you have been touched by cancer. Because this is such a deeply personal  experience, it can leave a mark in profound ways. That’s what motivates Georgia CORE’s Board, staff, doctors, volunteers and donors to band together in service and compassion.
We’re here to make cancer care and the cancer-related experience better for all – those treated for and cured of cancer, those in remission and with metastatic disease, those who provide treatment to patients and those who care for loved ones. We need each of you to make Georgia CORE even stronger, and we are honored that so many of you need us – for research, navigation, genetics, survivorship, advocacy and other programs. We honor especially each survivor who has heard unwelcome news, made tough choices, overcome obstacles and then chosen to give back by caring for others. We are awed by those of you who listen with kindness, hold hands, say prayers, write checks, send cards and provide meals – simple and life enriching support we all need. Thank you. 

  • Aflac
  • Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Georgia Health Foundation
  • Georgia Research Alliance
  • Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Healthcare Georgia Foundation
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Northside Hospital
  • State Office of Rural Health

Tom and Karen Chapman

Tom and Karen Chapman

Tom and Karen Chapman have both been touched by cancer in too many ways. Tom lost his first wife to cancer. As her caregiver, he felt so frustrated at times trying to find resources to help her on her cancer journey. Years after she passed away, Tom was diagnosed with cancer himself. This time he was the patient, and his wife Karen was his caregiver. Karen has also been a caregiver for another close family member. Tom and Karen know all too well the life-changing challenges faced by both cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Because of their personal cancer journeys, Tom and Karen Chapman contributed a $100,000 gift to Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education to develop the Cancer Survivorship Connection. This is a statewide, interactive online cancer survivorship center to enhance access to information and resources for cancer survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. The overall goal of the Cancer Survivorship Connection is to create one space where survivorship information, navigation, tools, and support are available in order to improve the quality of life for the 410,740 cancer survivors in Georgia.

Thomas C. Chapman - 2014 Philanthropist of the Year

Last Updated: 6/24/2019 8:47:40 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.


A letter from Nancy

After 19 years, Nancy announces her resignation as president & CEO of Georgia CORE.


 Media & Events

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.



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.


 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.


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.


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.


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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.