The Coalition is committed to understanding why south Georgia suffers from high cancer rates and high numbers of cancer deaths. Our diverse research portfolio includes public health data surveys, tumor specimen collection, advancement of clinical trials, cancer prevention studies, and more.
Clinical trials may offer individuals the best hope for fighting cancer. The Coalition works to increase the number of clinical trials available locally and to facilitate access to those trials.
Through our prevention research, we learn what influences our residents' high-risk behaviors and health-related choices, including the unique influences in our rural settings. Working together with distinguished academic faculty ensures that we meet rigorous research standards. Our research provides evidence that guides our activities and ultimately will lead to better cancer prevention strategies close to home.
Georgia has established a statewide Tumor, Tissue and Serum Biorepository housed at the Georgia Health Sciences University/Medical College of Georgia. Through a grant from the state of Georgia, we facilitate the only collection site currently in south Georgia, which is located at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. John D. Archbold in Thomasville served as a collection site from 2006 to 2009.