Georgia Cancer Coalition

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The Georgia Cancer Coalition is an American independent, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of cancer deaths in the U.S. state of Georgia. Organized in 2001,[1] the coalition strives to accomplish this goal by unifying government agencies, academic institutions, service clubs, corporations and health care organizations in a joint effort to strengthen cancer prevention, research and treatment in the state. The organization's ultimate goal is to make Georgia one of the nation's premier states for cancer care.[2] Key initiatives of the Coalition include:

The Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists (DCCS), whose goal is to recruit 150 scholars whose research is the basis for superior grant proposals that attract funding by NCI, CDC, ACS, NIH, etc.

The Georgia Cancer Quality Information Exchange, formed by the Coalition to facilitate the design, access and retrieval of clinical information to measure the quality of cancer care, enhance adherence to standards, and improve outcomes through process change.
The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE), an independent, non-profit organization working to improve cancer care in Georgia by strengthening clinical research and access to clinical trials throughout the state.
The Biorepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology (BRAG-Onc), a tumor and tissue banking system that stores tissue, blood, and urine from cancer patients throughout the state to be used for research.

And state participation in a three-year pilot for the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP), researching new and enhanced ways to assist, educate, and better treat the needs of underserved populations. St. Joseph’s / Candler (SJCHS) in Savannah, Georgia, is one of 14 U.S. NCCCP sites.

The Georgia Cancer Coalition was the official beneficiary organization of the Tour de Georgia cycling event from 2003-2008.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Formation of the Coalition, georgiacancer.org; retrieved May 2007
  2. ^ Mobilizing Georgia, Immobilizing Cancer, georgiacancer.org; retrieved May 2007
  3. ^ About the Tour, tourdegeorgia2007.com; retrieved December 2007