Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

About Cancer Survivorship Connection

Vision

Four hundred forty-six thousand and nine hundred. 446,900. Currently, the number of cancer survivors living in Georgia.

But what is a Cancer Survivor?  The National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Survivorship considers an individual a survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life.  Because caregivers, friends and family are also affected by the diagnosis, they are also included in the definition of cancer survivor. As a result of innovative research, improved detection, access to care and treatment, a focus on life after treatment, and a growing/aging population, more people are surviving cancer than ever before.

It has become clear that when primary treatment ends, the cancer journey does not. Cancer survivors face each day with concerns and a lack of knowledge about what “survivorship” means for them.   What are the late and long-term side effects they will need to address?   When do they need to schedule their next surveillance appointments?   What are their nutrition and physical activity needs?

Georgia CORE’s goal was to develop a comprehensive site that provides evidence-based information for survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals, highlighting the resources and services available across Georgia.  We leverage all of Georgia CORE’s statewide resources and partnerships:  a research network, Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia organization, Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, oncologists and Commission on Cancer accredited cancer center directors to elevate the quality of survivorship care available in Georgia. That goal is now the “Cancer Survivorship Connection”. 

Georgia CORE has the vision that one day all cancer survivors in Georgia will seek and receive evidence-based, coordinated care.  Our mission is to be a bridge between active cancer treatment and long-term survivorship, with tools, information and connectivity that will support survivors in their ongoing cancer journey.  The success of the Cancer Survivorship Connection will ultimately lie in its capacity to connect survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals with each other and with the resources and awareness they need to integrate survivorship into a new culture of cancer care in Georgia.

Last Updated: 6/23/2019 10:45:11 AM

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Greetings of gratitude from our president and CEO

Lynn gives a message of thanks and a glimpse into what's to come in 2022.

11/18/2021

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).

6/29/2021

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that 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.