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East Georgia Cancer Coalition (EGCC)
University of Georgia, 315 Riverbend Rd., Suite 3065 Athens, GA 30602

The mission of the East Georgia Cancer Coalition is to reduce the number of cancer deaths within the coalition region by insuring that all people receive cancer prevention education and information, early detection methodologies, referrals and follow-ups for appropriate treatment, and benefit from cancer research discoveries.

We envision a coalition region in which there are no deaths from cancer due to a lack of cancer prevention education and information, early detection, appropriate treatment, and access to research discoveries.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia. Our 29-county region represents close to 13% of the total cancer deaths; however, our region only accounts for 9.4% of the state's total population. Our 955,034 citizens come from a distinctive mix of backgrounds, many with high levels of intergenerational poverty and low educational attainment levels. Cancer outreach activities and programs must involve the entire community: government, schools, faith community, private sector, and media. Flexibility and innovative planning must be an integral part of the region's health care initiatives.

Contact Information
Frank M. Rumph, MD, CEO: E: frumph@eastgeorgiacancer.org
Marilyn A. Hill, MS RN, Director: P:(706) 542-6443; E: mhill@eastgeorgiacancer.org

Website: www.eastgeorgiacancer.org

Communities Served
The East Georgia Cancer Coalition (EGCC) is a non-profit coalition that encompasses 29 counties, from Banks in the north to Emanuel in the south, Hancock in the west to the state line in the east. Counties include: Banks, Barrow, Burke, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Emanuel, Franklin, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jefferson, Jerkins, Johnson, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Walton, Warren, Washington, and Wilkes. The coalition region also includes The University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens and The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Initiatives

  • Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Education: an initiative targeting African American and Hispanic Males in our community
  • Mobile Mammography Services targeting twelve (12) counties in our region without certified mammography services and focusing on indigent women over age 40
  • Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: a program in development with the community and enlisting the help of the Faith-Based community

Partners

  • American Cancer Society
  • Area Cancer Survivor Support Groups
  • Area Technical Colleges
  • Athens Regional Medical Center
  • Faith Ministry Partners
  • Georgia Cancer Coalition
  • Industry and Business Partners
  • MCG Cancer Center
  • Public Health Departments
  • St. Mary’s Health Care System
  • The Medical College of Georgia (MCG)
  • The University of Georgia (UGA)
  • UGA Cancer Center
  • University Health Care System

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50 Hurt Plaza • Suite 700 • Atlanta, GA 30303 • Phone: (404) 584-7720 • Fax: (404) 584-8404

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