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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.
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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.
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.