Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia 

 About Program  |  COVID-19 and Cancer  |  Webinars |  Matt Mumber Award 


About Cancer Patient Navigators

Georgia is one of the first states in the country to form a statewide multi-disciplinary organization for cancer patient navigators. Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia (CPNG) is comprised of individuals who serve people with all types of cancer, at all stages, in all types of settings. CPNG members have a diversity of education and training, but a shared mission: to connect, educate and share best practices among patient navigators in Georgia, as well as successfully reduce barriers and increase access to cancer-related services. 

Established in 2009, CPNG’s website www.GACancerPatientNavigators.org has a “members only” section where cancer patient navigators across the state can share information and resources, as well as join special interest groups within CPNG. Co-sponsored by Georgia CORE and the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), CPNG has more than 300 members working throughout the state.

We are very excited to announce that we will be enhancing this section in the coming months with more public information on Cancer Patient Navigation as well as dedicated content for Members of Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia.


Navigating Cancer in the Time of Coronavirus


We are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has completely changed the landscape of our worlds and has us all in a place of uncertainty. Many of you are likely standing in the eye of the storm and are required to keep working to ensure that care is provided for those that rely on you and your healthcare organization. We've gathered a list of resources that may help you navigate these questions and concerns that you may receive from your patients, families, and caregivers.

Top Tips for Cancer Patients
  1. Stay calm and listen to info from sources like CDCWHO and GDPH.

  2. Wash hands before and after any contact especially with people, phones, keyboards, doorknobs, shopping carts- any common areas.

  3. Practice social distancing with safety in mind. Stay in touch with family, friends through phone, social media, facetime, etc.

  4. Check that you have food and other necessary items. Let friends help shop for you so you can minimize contacts.

  5. Read, watch TV, work from home, take a walk outside.

  6. Meditate, exercise, maintain nutrition and hydration.

  7. Contact your health care provider if you feel ill or have questions.

RESOURCES

AONN: Covid-19 Navigation Toolkit

American Cancer Society: Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak

The Cancer Letter: Nelson: How Hopkins is managing COVID-19 pandemic 

Cancer.Net: Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know

ASCO: COVID-19 Clinical Oncology Frequently Asked Questions 

cure: Prostate Cancer Foundation's COVID-19 Resources

GDPH: COVID-19 Hotline (844) 442-2681


Webinars

November 13, 2019

PowerPoint Presentation
Resources


Matt Mumber, MD Visionary Awards

Lynn Rabun is the recipient of the 2019 Matt Mumber Visionary Award. An Oncology Navigator at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Lynn helped develop and implement the first dedicated nurse navigation program for breast and GI patients at Redmond. Lynn's nominator described Lynn with the following words: "Lynn leads with her heart. She walks the cancer journey with patients as if she is walking it with someone she dearly loves. It is not just a job to her. Lynn demonstrates the holistic, compassionate care that the ‘Father of Navigation’,' Dr. Harold Freeman, envisioned years ago and Dr. Matt Mumber continues today."

Each year at its annual meeting, the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia presents the award for Excellence in Patient Navigation to a Georgia resident, program or organization that has demonstrated an appreciation of the essential role of cancer patient navigators. This award includes a $2,000 grant co-sponsored by GASCO and Georgia CORE. 

Past Matt Mumber Award Winners

2018 -The Navigation Team at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah
2017 - Wanda Lowe, Wellstar West Georgia
2016 - Wendy Bailey, Cartersville Medical 
2015 - Promotores de Salud Program  
2014 - Rhonda Green, Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, now Horizons Community Solutions 
2013 - Cancer Navigators, Inc.
2012 - Lisa Bridges, Northeast Georgia Medical Center
 

Connect:

Patient Navigation

Compassion and Connection: A Meditation Series for Members of the Cancer Community

Beginning April 9 at 9am, you are invited to a weekly meditation and mindfulness series to amplify support and encouragement among the cancer care team.

 Media & Events 4/06/2020

GC3 Survivorship Advocacy Council looking for members

Every year cancer impacts the lives of thousands of Georgians. In fact, cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in our state. Whether coping with a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, providing oncology care, supporting a loved one or searching for a cure, there is support available for organizations and individuals through the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3)...

1/15/2020

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020 at a Glance

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer highlights the most important clinical research advances of the past year and identifies priority areas where ASCO believes research efforts should be focused moving forward.

 Media & Events 2/12/2020

Georgia CORE

 

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.