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Rachel Cannady

Rachel Spillers Cannady, BS

American Cancer Society

Rachel Spillers Cannady, BS

Rachel Cannady

American Cancer Society

Rachel Cannady’s current research focuses on cancer survivors’ transition from active treatment to the recovery phase. Her research interests include cancer survivors’ and family caregivers’ dyadic adjustment, long-term/late effects, unmet needs, fear of cancer recurrence, relationship quality, lifestyle behaviors, caregiver guilt, and caregiver bereavement. She manages the Study of Cancer Survivors-I (SCS-I) and the National Quality of Life Survey for Caregivers, both national, longitudinal studies that assess the quality of life and needs of cancer survivors and their family caregivers throughout the disease trajectory. In addition to conducting data analyses, she is also involved in disseminating research findings by writing manuscripts and making presentations at scientific conferences. She currently has close to 30 publications in the area of survivorship and caregiving.

Ms. Cannady also serves as the research liaison to the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, where she has worked to identify gaps in cancer survivorship information content and delivery methods, assisted in the development of a survivorship program evaluation guide, and designed and disseminated a cancer survivor resource inventory to gather information about post-treatment survivorship programs from Commission on Cancer accredited facilities across the nation. She also contributes to the development of clinical survivorship care guidelines for Primary Care Providers.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Ms. Cannady conducted original research looking at the relations among cognitive processes involved in attention control, working-memory capacity, and intelligence as a Research Assistant in the Cognitive Psychology Laboratory at Georgia State University. She received a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) degree in Psychology from Georgia State University.

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Guest Editorial: A three-time cancer survivor should not get COVID-19, but I did

Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.

1/19/2021

Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

11/03/2020

Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

GASCO encourages all our members and members of the survivorship community to view the new video produced by the Medical Association of Georgia as the November offering of their "Top Docs" program.

12/04/2020

 Screening & Genetics

Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.

12/07/2020

 About

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

7/08/2020

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

11/09/2020

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.