Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (GCCCP)
The Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is part of a national effort launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at reducing cancer related morbidity and mortality. The GCCCP supports a collaborative process through which a community and its partners pool resources to promote cancer prevention, improve cancer detection, increase access to health and social services, and reduce the burden of cancer. These efforts will contribute to reducing cancer risk, detecting cancers earlier, improving treatments, and enhancing survivorship and quality of life for cancer patients.
To use the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan as a guide to develop and implement initiatives that addresses the State’s cancer burden.
In September 2007, GCCCP hosted the first statewide cancer survivorship conference attracting over 100 cancer survivors and health care professionals.
GCCCP funds the six Regional Cancer Coalitions of Georgia to implement programs to assist Georgia in its mission to become a national leader in cancer care. The RCCGs continue to utilize their competence and expertise in cancer in an effort to move forward the agenda of Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.