Matthew P. Mumber, M.D., a radiation oncologist from Rome, is the 2008 recipient of the Georgia Cancer Coalition Hamilton Jordan Founder’s Award. The award was made at 2008 Georgia Cancer Summit in Atlanta.
“Dr. Mumber is a clinician with an incredibly large heart,” says Bill Todd, President and CEO of the Coalition. “He was selected by Coalition staff and partners for his incredible bandwidth of involvement in improving cancer control in the state of Georgia.”
A radiation oncologist at the Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncology Center, Dr. Mumber has been involved in leadership positions with the Georgia Cancer Coalition and its partners for many years. He is a Board Member of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE); Chairman of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology.
As Physician Executive for the Georgia Cancer Quality Information Exchange in Rome, Dr. Mumber helped unite health care providers in Rome – including Harbin Clinic, Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center – in a pilot project whose goal is to develop a statewide evidence-based cancer quality measurement program. He is also involved with the National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP), working through Harbin Clinic’s clinical affiliation with St. Joseph’s / Candler in Savannah, Georgia, one of the 14 sites nationally participating in this pilot program. If fully implemented, NCCCP will help bring state-of-the-art cancer care to patients in community hospitals across the United States.
In 2006, Dr. Mumber published the textbook Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice, which explores a comprehensive evidence-based approach to cancer care, addressing all individuals involved in the process. He helped found Cancer Navigators, Inc., a non-profit organization offering cancer patients in Floyd, Chattooga, and Polk counties access to nurse navigation, social services, and educational programs that support and augment the clinical care they receive from their healthcare providers.