GeorgiaCancerInfo.org is the only comprehensive source of information on Georgia-based
cancer care. A unique, searchable online cancer information center, GeorgiaCancerInfo.org
was created by the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE).
This unique website offers patients and caregivers access to valuable information
on cancer care and resources to assist them in making informed decisions about their
cancer treatment. Doctors and healthcare professionals can also utilize this new
website for the latest information on clinical trials, oncologists, treatment guidelines
and cancer treatment sites. GeorgiaCancerInfo.org is a content distribution partner
of the National Cancer Institute and has been made possible by our generous
sponsors: Emory University Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Aflac,
Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center,
Morehouse School of Medicine, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Genentech, Alliant-GMCF
and Varian. We are also grateful to our founding partners, the Georgia Cancer
Coalition, an initiative of the Georgia Research Alliance, and GASCO, the Georgia
Society of Clinical Oncology.
GeorgiaCancerInfo.org provides the most up-to-date information available through
Georgia CORE’s agreements with its research network affiliates and the National
Cancer Institute. The website contains searchable profiles of more than 780 Georgia
oncologists and details on over 585 clinical trials being conducted in the state.
Information on cancer care, leading oncology practices, hospitals accredited by
the Commission on Cancer, treatment guidelines and patient resources are also available
on the website.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia; it is estimated that over
48,000 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Georgia in 2012 (American Cancer Society,
Cancer Facts and Figures 2012). Each year thousands of patients and survivors search
for credible information on the internet to assist them in making critical decisions
along their cancer journey. The complexity of care, availability of treatment alternatives,
multiplicity of resources and urgency of decision making can feel overwhelming to
patients and their families. Leaders of Georgia CORE – oncologists, scientists,
educators, nurses and navigators – recognized the need for a reliable and accessible
public source of cancer care information to help navigate cancer care. Georgia CORE
spent almost two years working with professionals, patients and survivors to create
the model online information cancer information center.
Mission and Purpose
The mission of GeorgiaCancerInfo.org is to provide comprehensive, reliable and easily
accessible information, tools and resources designed to assist cancer patients and
survivors in making informed decisions about cancer care and participating as active
partners in their treatment. GeorgiaCancerInfo.org also serves as an important resource
for oncologists and healthcare professionals by providing accessible, up-to-date
information on available clinical trials, oncologists, cancer centers, treatment
guidelines and patient resources. Georgia CORE and its partners aspire to reach
every cancer patient in the state with information about GeorgiaCancerInfo.org.