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

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.


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Cancer Center opens in Braselton

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic (and Georgia CORE Board member).


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Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofitthat leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.