What is Georgia CORE?
Georgia CORE was created in 2003 as a catalyst to increase access to clinical trials that are the hallmark of excellence in cancer care. Georgia CORE has developed a collaborative, multi-disciplinary research network that conducts clinical trials that test new and promising cancer treatments. The organization is funded by the Georgia Cancer Coalition, an initiative of the Georgia Research Alliance, and by the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation, Aflac, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, and research contracts. Furthering collaboration with those committed to bringing new and more effective cancer treatment to Georgians with cancer is Georgia CORE’s top priority.
Georgia CORE’s Network Links Community Oncologists, Scientists and Academic Medical Centers
90% of the oncologists who diagnose and treat cancer patients in Georgia are affiliated with Georgia CORE. Through this unique network, more oncologists have access to tools, knowledge and resources to conduct clinical trials.
All four of the state’s academic medical centers -- Emory University, Georgia Health Sciences University, Mercer University, and Morehouse School of Medicine -- are Georgia CORE partners. In addition, all programs funded by the National Cancer Institute in Georgia are represented on the Board of Directors, including the Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia Health Sciences University, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, and Saint Joseph’s/Candler. Most cancer centers outside greater Atlanta are also affiliated with Georgia CORE in cities including Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Gainesville, Rome, Savannah, and Thomasville.
Georgia CORE Expands Access to Clinical Trials
Availability of clinical trials in Georgia has increased 41% from 2009 to 2011 (from 325 to 459) 42% of clinical trials are offered outside greater Atlanta where 46% of the population resides. The majority of clinical trials are in leading cancer types --breast, colorectal, lung and prostate.
Introducing GeorgiaCancerInfo.org a unique online cancer information center
In early 2012, Georgia CORE launched a new website to provide comprehensive, reliable access to all cancer resources for patients, caregivers and professionals. Profiles of all oncologists, all adult and pediatric clinical trials, and information on all cancer centers are available in a searchable format. As a partner of the National Cancer Institute, Georgia CORE provides the latest and most comprehensive information available for Georgians seeking quality treatment alternatives close to home.
GeorgiaCancerInfo.org has been made possible by our founding partners, Georgia Cancer Coalition, an Initiative of the Georgia Research Alliance, and GASCO, as well as our sponsors, Emory University School of Medicine 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.
Georgia CORE Research Affiliates
- Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center / Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Amos Cancer Center at Columbus Healthcare System
- Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center
- Archbold Medical Center
- Atlanta Cancer Care
- Augusta Oncology Associates
- Central Georgia Cancer Care
- DeKalb Medical
- Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System
- Georgia Cancer Specialists
- Georgia Health Sciences University
- Harbin Clinic
- Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at Saint Joseph’s Candler
- Medical Center of Central Georgia
- Medical Oncology Associates
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- Northeast Georgia Cancer Care
- Northeast Georgia Medical Center
- Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
- Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers
- Peachtree Hematology Oncology Consultants
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
- Piedmont Hospital
- Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
- South Georgia Medical Center
- Suburban Hematology-Oncology Associates
- Wellstar Health System
- Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
For further information, contact Georgia CORE: