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Georgia CORE aims to increase the skills and competencies of the cancer research workforce; raise awareness about the opportunities and benefits of clinical trials; incorporate the perspectives of patients and survivors into clinical cancer research; advocate for clinical trials financing, regulatory improvement and resource development; promote access to and enrollment in clinical trials; and stimulate dialogue and collaboration among multi-disciplinary cancer researchers.

Georgia's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia. In 2013, an estimated 16,630 Georgians died of cancer; each day, more than 120 more Georgians are diagnosed with the disease.

The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium envision a future Georgia that is free from cancer deaths and cancer-related health disparities. Accordingly, multi-faceted and layered approaches to cancer prevention and control are needed.

Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan offers a strategic vision to reduce the cancer burden in our state. The plan is a product of extensive input from stakeholders and describes Georgia’s eight priority areas for 2014-2019:

  1. Cancer Risk Reduction: Tobacco and Obesity*
  2. Vaccination for Human Papilloma Virus
  3. Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
  4. Colorectal Cancer Screening
  5. Lung Cancer Screening
  6. Quality Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  7. Access to Palliative Care and Survivorship
  8. Patient Case Management and Care Coordination

         *Please see the tobacco documents listed below for more resources.

The plan creates a path forward to reduce the number of cancer deaths in Georgia, maintain Georgia’s place as a national and international leader in cancer research, and improve the quality of life for those who have survived cancer. Efforts over the next five years will focus on linking public and private resources, increasing access to early detection and screening, and increasing the use of evidence-based screening guidelines and practice.

Statewide leadership, including the government, business, academic, and non-profit sectors, is essential to cancer prevention and control. The Georgia Department of Public Health, through and with the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium and its membership, will implement this plan and provide the statewide leadership necessary to bring together communities and resources for cancer prevention and control in Georgia.

To view Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan for 2014-2019, click here.  

*Tobacco Documents:
To view Georgia's Tobacco Control Stretegic Plan 2015-2020, click here.
Why Increase the Tax on Cigarettes and other Tobacco?:  Raising It Is As Easy As $1.23 (American Cancer Society)
Tobacco Tax Increases General Fact Sheet (American Cancer Society)

Why Employers Care
Electronic Cigarettes Fact Sheet


Georgia CORE General Information Sheet

  • Includes an Overview of our Research Programs


2017 Organizational Overview and Strategic Priorities


2017 Overview and Impact












Abstract 171 The I-ONE trial:  Integrative Oncology Education for Patient Navigators:  A Randomized Pilot of Web-based Distance Learning with or without Small Group Retreat

Matthew P. Mumber, Karen Beard, Yuan Liu, Alice S. Kerber


Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia (CPNG) Advocate for Cancer Survivors

Alice S. Kerber, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCN, APNG, Angela K. Patterson, Karen M. Beard, CPC, CPHO2, Matt Mumber, MD 


Cancer Survivorship Connection - First Statewide Comprehensive Portal Dedicated to Cancer Survivorship

Angela K. Patterson, Lynn M. Durham, MPA, Winifred Wilkins Thompson, PhD, MSW


Incorporating Systematic Family History Collection into Public and Community Health Centers to Identify Women at High Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC)

Alice S. Kerber, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCN®, APNG, AGN-BC, Barbara E. Crane, MN, APRN


Provider - Survivor Communication:  Identifying and addressing unmet needs

Angela K. Patterson; Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES; James Hotz, MD MACP; Nancy M. Paris, MS FACHE; Donna Meyer, BSN MS; Joan Giblin, MSN FNP-C AOCN; Katie S. Michaud, MPA; Logan J. Kirsch, MPH CHES; Barbara J. Wilson, MS RN AOCN ACNS-BC; Jennifer Fournier, APRN-CNS MSN ACNS-BC AOCN CHPN; Carolyn Helmer, LCSW; Catherine Comer, RN OCN; Joan Kines; MaryAnn Heddon; Tobyanne Sidman; Tamira Moon, MPH CHES; Rachel Cannady


Unmet Needs and Distress Levels for Georgia's Survivors

Alice S. Kerber, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCN, APNG, Angela K. Patterson, Karen M. Beard, CPC, CPHO2, Matt Mumber, MD 


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