Key elements of the roadmap for cancer control in Georgia for the next five years were presented and discussed at the Georgia Cancer Coalition’s Cancer Summit in January.
Andrew Young, Karen Minyard, Bill Todd
Health care providers, caregivers, educators, researchers, administrators and business and civic leaders from across the state attended Summit to review best practices and strategies for implementing effective statewide cancer programs. Sessions focused on issues addressed in the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, including Prevention and Education; Early Detection and Screening; Diagnosis and Staging; Treatment and Palliation; Data and Metrics; Tobacco Use Prevention; Survivorship and Disparities.
The keynote speaker was Georgette Porter, Senior Vice President for Georgia, American Cancer Society, who talked about their “Access to Care” initiative. Coalition President William Todd addressed the current and future priorities of the Georgia Cancer Coalition and Dr. Stuart Brown, Director of the Division of Public Health, shared issues that are important to Georgia’s Department of Human Resources.
Andrew Young, a U.S. ambassador, former Atlanta mayor and a prostate cancer survivor, paid tribute to volunteers from across the state who participated in updating the State Cancer Plan and shared his survivorship story.
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