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NRG Oncology

In March 2014, the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group transitioned into NRG Oncology. Georgia CORE is now a main voting member of NRG Oncology. Information presented below highlights those organizations and individuals that were involved in the highly successful Georgia CORE GOG Consortium in 2013 before its transition to NRG Oncology.

The Georgia CORE Gynecologic Oncology Group Consortium was created in 2007 as a unique, collaborative model to provide access to National Cancer Institute-sponsored gynecologic clinical trials by affiliated gynecologic oncologists throughout the state. Since its inception, the Consortium has enrolled more than 225 patients on clinical trials, roughly one-quarter of whom are racial/ethnic minorities. This Consortium became a full member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) in 2009 after two years of provisional membership. The Georgia CORE GOG Consortium has demonstrated the effectiveness of this innovative approach in several critical areas: growth of academic and community-based affiliates; volume of enrollment on GOG studies; enrollment of minority and rural patients; quality of data as determined by monitoring and auditing; participation in high priority and Phase I studies; and leadership on national GOG committees. In 2013, nine organizations were affiliated with the Georgia CORE GOG Consortium. During that year, the Consortium acquired nearly four times the required number of membership points.

Georgia CORE GOG Consortium Leadership

Principal Investigator
Sharad A. Ghamande, MD
GRU Cancer Center
Co-Principal Investigator
James J. Burke, II, MD, FACOG, FACS
Memorial University Medical Center
Central Administration
Nancy M. Paris, MS, FACHE
Georgia CORE
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 704
Atlanta, GA 30303
(O) (404) 588-4083

Data Manager 1
Joni Shortt, BSN, RN, CCRC
Data Manager
Georgia CORE
124 Pine Lakes Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405
(O) (912) 547-1434
Jane C. Clark, PhD, RN
Georgia CORE
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 704
Atlanta, GA 30303
(O) (404) 377-6041

Georgia CORE GOG Consortium Affiliates

Central Georgia Gynecologic Oncology/The Medical Center of Central Georgia
Fredrick Schnell, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Nikki Musselwhite, RN, ADN (GOG Study Coordinator)

Emory University
Namita Khanna, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Sundari Sekar, MBBS, DGO (GOG Study Coordinator)

GRU Cancer Center
Sharad A. Ghamande, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Steve McKinnon, RN, OCN (GOG Study Coordinator)

John B. Amos Cancer Center, The Medical Center Inc.
Gregory Sfakianos, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Mary E. Williams, RN (GOG Study Coordinator)

Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
William Edward Richards, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Joni Shortt, BSN, RN, CCRC (GOG Study Coordinator)

Memorial Health University Medical Center
James J. Burke, II, MD, FACOG, FACS (Site Principal Investigator)
Savannah Gynecologic Oncology

Eric J. Clayton, MS, CCRC (GOG Study Coordinator)

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Andrew E. Green, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Ashley Kennedy, RN (GOG Study Coordinator)

Northside Hospital
Guilherme Cantuaria, MD, PhD, FACOG (Site Principal Investigator)
University Gynecologic Oncology

Qun Zeng, CCRC (GOG Study Coordinator)

Piedmont Healthcare
John W. McBroom, MD (Site Principal Investigator)

Michelle Humphreys, MPH (GOG Study Coordinator)

View GOG Phase II Clinical Trials

View GOG High Protocol Phase III Clinical Trials

View GOG 2013 4th Quarter and Final Report


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