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Georgia's Breast Cancer License Tag


Purchase a Tag

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Breast Cancer License Tag grants:

Horizons Community Solutions, Albany; Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta; Susan G. Komen, Atlanta; Meadows Regional Medical Center, Vidalia; Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Atlanta; East Georgia Cancer Coalition, Athens; West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition, Columbus; and YWCA of Greater Atlanta.



5-Year Impact of Georgia's Breast Cancer License Tag Program


PURPOSE: Generate funds to provide education, screening and treatment to underserved Georgians.

NEED: Breast cancer accounts for 3 out of 10 new cancers in Georgia women, making it most prevalent of all cancers. Rural women and minority women have less access to care and are a priority of the program.

BACKGROUND: Kaiser Permanente and the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) worked with the Georgia General Assembly to create the Breast Cancer License Tag program in 2002. Georgia CORE and the State Office of Rural Health have jointly administered the program since 2013.

PROCEEDS: The program receives 28% of “first tag” revenues and 40% of annual renewal revenues.

PARTICIPATION: The number of Georgians purchasing the Breast Cancer License Tag is declining. Cost increases and lack of awareness are two driving factors. Georgia CORE has developed a strategy to boost awareness of the tag to increase funds for the program.


ALLOCATION: Through a peer review process, Georgia CORE has awarded $3.5 million in grants to 24 organizations over the past five years. The recipients – located across the state – provide screening, education and treatment to underserved women in Georgia. Georgia CORE has also contracted with two other funding recipients to provide services statewide.


At a Glance: Fiscal Year 2018

Grants Awarded: $275,000

50 percent of each grant is awarded after the recipient organization returns the executed contract and required supporting documents. The remaining half is awarded after each organization submits a 6-month progress report.

POPULATION: Nearly 9 out of every 10 Georgians benefiting from services through the program are non-white.

REACH: Georgians in 3 out of every 4 counties have benefited in some way through screening, education and treatment services.

SERVICES: Thousands of Georgians have received screenings and mammograms in the past five years. Hundreds have benefited from treatment — all thanks to proceeds from the tag.



Listen to our ad which ran on WABE (the Atlanta NPR affiliate):

Screening & Genetics

Partnership awards $100,000 for breast cancer research

Georgia CORE, in partnership with It’s The Journey and A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dr. Veena Rao, Morehouse School of Medicine for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.


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Recent developments in breast cancer show a 'dramatic' survival increase with CDK4/6 inhibitor, new settings for immunotherapy, and PFS gain with AKT inhibitor.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Breast Cancer License Tag Awards!

Eight organizations across the state have been awarded grants totaling $400,000 for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for underserved Georgians.

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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.