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Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia News 

April, 2011
CPNG Leaders Meet
Annual Meeting Date
Navigation Grant
Members-Only Website



Deborah Kemp

 Adult Nurse Practitioner

Chair, Survivorship/Palliative Care Subcommittee, NCCP

Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion at

St Joseph's/Candler Health System, Savannah


 Gail McCray 

Community Health Educator

Department of CH/PM

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta





Tamara A. Mason

Project Director

Avon Foundation Outreach Initiative, Winship Cancer Institute at Grady, Atlanta


Kathleen A. Gamblin

Coordinator, Oncology Navigation

 Northside Hospital, Atlanta



Alice Kerber

 Clinical Nurse Specialist,

CA Screening & Genetics

St Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta



Courtney Bugler

Executive Director, Survivor

Young Survival Coalition/Atlanta Affiliate 

Patricia Aiken

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at

Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah


Community Outreach

Esther Familia-Cabrera
Promotora Project Director
NW GA Healthcare Partnership, Dalton


Olga Lucia Jimenez

BTM State Public Education Sr Manager

South Atlantic Division

American Cancer Society





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CPNG blue background2011 CPNG Leadership Meeting
Chairmen of CPNG's Education, Communications, Outreach and Advocacy Committees  (see list on left) met at a Steering Committee meeting in March, and will soon be contacting members to establish goals for the coming year and get projects underway.
In addition to an annual meeting in August, held in conjunction with the GASCO annual meeting, CPNG will be hosting an educational program on "Integrative Medicine" in early November or December at Piedmont Hospital, thanks to a grant from Thomas and Karen Chapman. (see story below)
The Leadership Team also learned about current health care legislation, took a tour of the new members-only website, and got a sneak preview of, Georgia CORE's new website which will feature resources for cancer survivors as well as access to clinical trials and oncologists in the state.


for the next
CPNG Annual Meeting
August 26 & 27, 2011
GCC Receives Grant for Cancer Patient Navigation 
Tom and  Karen Chapman Thomas F. Chapman, retired Equifax CEO and Board Chairman, and his wife, Karen, have donated $250,000 to the Georgia Cancer Coalition to support Cancer Patient Navigation initiatives. Funding will be used to conduct an Integrative Medicine conference for Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia (CPNG) in partnership with Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta; to partner with Georgia's universities to build cancer patient navigation education and training programs; to support patient navigation research through the Tom and Karen Chapman Cancer Research Award; and to support cancer patient navigator retreats.


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Reducing Cancer Disparities & Promoting Health Equity

among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations 

Monday, May 2
9 am - 4 pm
Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland St, Atlanta
sponsored by
Department of Community Health, Georgia Cancer Coalition & American Psychological Association
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CPNG blue backgroundCancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a statewide membership organization for individuals of diverse backgrounds who navigate cancer patients across the continuum of care. 



Thanks to the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, there is NO CHARGE to join CPNG in 2011.  However, you must be a Georgia resident working in cancer patient navigation and complete the application.


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