It is an honor for me to be named as the Chairman of the Georgia CORE Board of Directors. To serve as Chairman offers me a unique opportunity to lead a dedicated group of cancer experts, superb staff and administrators of the Georgia CORE and statewide partners who share the goal of providing collaborative cancer research, access to clinical trials, detection, screening and survivorship resources.
Georgia CORE is the leading statewide organization promoting high quality National Cancer Institute driven cancer research to Georgians in their own communities. Our research network is dedicated to ensuring that all Georgians have the same opportunity to participate in promising clinical trials. Together we have increased clinical trial accrual, diminished racial and ethnic disparities and ensured that the elderly and rural patients have access to innovative, high quality cancer care.
In addition, Georgia CORE offers a variety of programs with a particular focus on providing patient centered care, educating and supporting survivors, caregivers and navigators. Georgia CORE also helps to enhance early detection and cancer screening and provides a venue for public education and public awareness.
Georgia CORE functions successfully as a unique, statewide consortium of institutions consisting of academic medical centers, large urban cancer programs and regional cancer centers focused on the same thing: providing Georgians with high quality collaborative cancer care throughout their journey. We invite you to join us in these endeavors and learn more about us through GeorgiaCORE.org and GeorgiaCancerInfo.org.
Andrew W. Pippas, MD