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Cancer Center Participates In Online Information Source

July 24, 2012

Atlanta, GA -- Georgians who are faced with cancer and are seeking a complete picture of treatment options close to home have a valuable new resource at their fingertips -- GeorgiaCancerInfo.org.

The only comprehensive source of information about cancer care provided in the state, the new web site gives patients, families and caregivers a thorough list of cancer clinical trials, information on Georgia oncologists, and a wealth of cancer-related health knowledge. DeKalb Medical’s Cancer Center is one of several leading treatment centers profiled on the new site.

“This is great news for patients and their families, but also for the caregivers,” said Betty Castellani, D.Min., executive director of DeKalb Medical Cancer Center. “GeorgiaCancerInfo.org provides a platform to strengthen collaboration across practices more than ever before.”

GeorgiaCancerInfo.org was developed and launched by Georgia CORE, a non-profit working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia. “People with cancer want to get the best care, and they usually prefer to be treated as close to where they live as possible,” says Nancy Paris, president and CEO of Georgia CORE. “But Georgia has lacked a holistic view of cancer treatment programs, places and professionals across the state. GeorgiaCancerInfo.org provides that view.”

While accessing real-time information, visitors to GeorgiaCancerInfo.org can save their search results and provide feedback on content. The site is also optimized for access through mobile devices.

Information involving cancer clinical trials -- which involve promising treatments that are currently being evaluated for their effectiveness -- originates from the National Cancer Institute as well as practices and healthcare systems in Georgia, such as DeKalb Medical Cancer Center. Visitors to GeorgiaCancerInfo.org get the very latest data on clinical trials in Georgia and can search open trials by cancer type, location or provider.

Georgia CORE was established in 2003 as a catalyst to increase availability of and access to clinical trials – qualities known to be innovative hallmarks of quality cancer care. The Board of Directors, composed of community oncologists, scientists, nurses and educators, represents leading private practices, cancer centers, academic institutions and all programs in Georgia funded by the National Cancer Institute. Georgia CORE is a private non-profit funded by the Georgia Research Alliance, the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology and the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. Visit www.GeorgiaCancerInfo.org or www.GeorgiaCORE.org for more information.

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