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Cecilia Hammond

Cecilia Hammond, MSN, RNS

Survivor and Advocate

Senior Genomic Science Liaison

Cecilia Hammond, MSN, RNS

Cecilia Hammond

Survivor and Advocate

Senior Genomic Science Liaison

Cecilia Hammond has lived in Georgia since 1994.  Diagnosed with stage IIIB breast cancer in 1996, she was the beneficiary of the excellent cancer care available in the state. Her 18 years as a cancer survivor have given her a unique perspective on the needs of survivors as they face the journey from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care.

Mrs. Hammond received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. In 2013, working with Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education and the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia, she completed her master’s degree in Nursing from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Mrs. Hammond has works as an oncology Medical Science Liaison with a major pharmaceutical company. In her role as a MSL, Mrs. Hammond works with cancer thought leaders to support cancer research and with patient advocacy organizations to provide education and support.  She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Oncology Nursing Society, and Sigma Theta Tau (National Nurse Honor Society).

Mrs. Hammond lives in Alpharetta with her husband Steve.  She enjoys boating, reading, music, and exercising.  She combines her joy of exercise with fundraising efforts by participating in activities such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, The Avon 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, and the 26.2 with Donna Breast Cancer Marathon.

Cancer Survivorship Connection

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.

3/23/2021

Chasing Cancer with Otis Brawley, MD & Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD

Otis Brawley says he thinks coronavirus vaccine should be mandated like other vaccines in the U.S.

8/03/2021

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 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.