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Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia News 

March, 2011
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 Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a new statewide membership organization for individuals of diverse backgrounds who navigate cancer patients across the continuum of care.  

CPNG is supported by GASCO and the Georgia Cancer Coalition
Join CPNG Today   
Thanks to the Georgia Society for Clinical Oncology, there is NO CHARGE to join the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia in 2011! However, you MUST complete the application form here.

This offer is only available to Georgia residents working in cancer patient navigation.                 
GASCO Director  (770) 951-1018 
GCC Public Relations (404) 584-0527




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CPNG Leadership Meeting March 18
      CPNG leaders will meet at GASCO offices in Atlanta on Friday, March 18, to discuss organizational and committee goals and objectives for 2011. In addition, presentations will be made to update the group on the CPNG website, legislative issues, a new cancer resource website, and implementing a GCC grant for cancer patient navigation. The following will be attending:
  • Deborah Kemp, Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler, an NCI Community Cancer Center Program in Savannah.
  • Gail G. McCray, Morehouse School of Medicine,

 Committee Chairs 

  • Education:  Tamara Mason, Grady Hospital   & Kathleen Gamblin, Northside Hospital  
  • Communications: Alice Kerber, St. Joseph's Hospital Atlanta      
  • Advocacy/Legislative:  Courtney Bugler, Young Survival Coalition and Patricia Aiken, Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute, Memorial University Medical Center
  • Community Outreach:Esther Familia-Cabrera, Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership  
  Cancer Research Awardee Studies Navigation   


     Winifred ThompsonOne of the 12 cancer researchers selected by the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) as a recipient of the 2011 Cancer Research Awards -- Winifred W. Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Woodruff Health Sciences Center -- is studying cancer patient navigation.

                   Her study is entitlted "Strengthening Bridges:  A Navigation Plan for survivors of breast and gynecological cancers in the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence (GCCE) at Grady Health System."  For details, click here.

           With the GCC funding, she hopes to implement a Survivorship Patient Navigation Plan (SPNP) that incorporates Journey Forward materials and pilot it with GCCE breast and gynecological cancer survivors.    

            Cancer Research Awards are made possible through voluntary donations to the Georgia Cancer Research Fund on State Income Tax forms.  

        Georgians can make a contribution of $1 or more on their State Income Tax form to the Georgia Cancer Research Fund, by indicating a donation amount on Line 28 on Form 500 or Line 12 on form 500 EZ.   

ACS Training in Macon Moved to May

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The American Cancer Society is seeking partnerships with Community Health Worker organizations to train CHWs to educate the public on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings. The goal is for each CHW to educate 150 people and have at least 50 screened. ACS covers training expenses and offers financial incentives for involvement. For details, click here Contact Olga Lucia Jimenez for details; email here  or 404-949-6454.    


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