What is Georgia NCORP?

Georgia NCORP is the Georgia NCI Community Oncology Research Program. Georgia NCORP provides Georgians with access to state-of-the-art cancer prevention, screening, control, treatment and post-treatment trials, with over 100 oncology clinical providers in 41 different locations throughout the state, as well as the clinical trial leadership and research services of Georgia CORE.

What are the benefits of the program?

The primary goal of the community Georgia NCORP is to increase access and accrual to cancer research to Georgians at risk or with a diagnosis of cancer in their own communities.

Georgia NCORP has a statewide network to improve quality cancer care in Georgia through increased cancer research availability in local communities, identification of best practice strategies for research accruals, and increased capacity and expertise for cancer research statewide.

How is Georgia NCORP involved in local communities?

With over 100 oncology clinical providers in 41 locations throughout the state, the Georgia NCORP partnership is poised to provide more Georgia residents living in both urban and rural areas with improved access to an expanded portfolio of state-of-the-art cancer prevention control screening, treatment, and post-treatment clinical trials, as well as cancer care delivery research. This community-based approach has the potential to remove barriers to accessing care, reduced cancer risk and incidence, and improve cancer care outcomes in Georgia.

About Georgia NCORP Partners & Members

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute located in Atlanta Georgia has teamed with Savannah Georgia's St. Joseph's Candler Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion and the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) to provide a state-wide response to the new NCI NCORP initiative. This unique partnership consists of two NCCCP awardees, a nationally recognized state-wide clinical trials organization, and the principal organizations/investigators involved in the prior Atlanta regional CCOP.

These three organizations have substantial and significant experience working together as (1) NCCCP awardees (Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and St. Joseph's Candler Lewis Cancer Center) (2) as leaders in the Atlanta Regional CCOP (Northside) and as collaborators and active NCI accrual organizations in the state-wide clinical trials effort the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). These organizations are current members of NCI Cooperative Groups and are active research partners at three (3) NCI designated Cancer Centers (Moffit, UAB and Winship).

The NHCI, a part of the Northside Hospital, Inc., a not-for-profit, non-academic, community-based hospital system offering comprehensive services at three acute care hospitals, 34 infusion centers (32 off-site), and four radiation oncology centers (one off-site). The NHCI is currently a NCI Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP) site and will serve as the grantee and primary component for the Community Site. The NHCI will provide the administrative principal investigator, administrative offices, subcomponent research sites, and financial accountability for the Community Site.

The LCRP, the cancer institute of the St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital System and a NCCCP site in Savannah, GA, will serve as a Community Site Component. St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital System consists of two hospitals, three infusion centers (one off-site), and two radiation oncology centers (one off-site). LCRP will provide office space for the lead principal investigator and subcomponent sites for research.

Georgia CORE, an independent 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization, will serve as a Consortium Partner with the Community Site. Georgia CORE has formed a statewide oncology research network, of which 5 sites will initially participate in the Community Site. Georgia CORE will provide and serve as the Operations and Data Management Core for the Community Site.

The two current NCCCP sites in Georgia, NHCI and LCRP, will be the primary participants in the CCDR for the Community Site. The Community Site Lead PI, H.A. Zaren, MD, FACS, has significant experience in CCDR will lead this research program.


  • Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
  • The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler
  • Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE)


  • John B. Amos Cancer Center (JBACC)
  • Harbin Clinic
  • Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health
  • Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS)

Click here to learn more about each of the Georgia NCORP Partners and Members.

Last verified February 2019