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GeorgiaCORE and Winship Co-author poster at NCI/ASCO

Nancy Paris, President of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (GeorgiaCORE), and Ruth O'Regan, MD, associate professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute, co-authored a poster presented at the first-ever NCI/ASCO Clinical Trials Symposium.  
Their presentation was titled "The Creation of a Statewide Network to Expand Clinical Trials Access and Accrual."  The abstract from their presentation was one of only a few highlighted in the plenary session.
Their study concluded that Georgia's network of community and academic oncologists has increased access to clinical trials statewide, conducted cooperative group and phase II trials, activated trials in geographically disbursed sites and accrued 56% minority patients to Georgia CORE's investigator initiated breast cancer trials for which Dr. O'Regan serves as Principal Investigator.  
"One of the reasons why NCI and ASCO held this national symposium is because of the paucity of data on the science of network development and increasing accrual rates - particularly among minority populations.  It is gratifying to see Georgia's overall progress and our success in making trials available to racial and ethnic minorities," says Ms. Paris. 
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