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One of the Georgia Cancer Center’s main goals is to reach out to our community, engage them in partnerships, and empower them to become catalysts and work together to increase healthy behaviors, prevent many cancers and reduce the risk of developing many others.

From prevention through survivorship, we want to be the ‘go to’ resource and be with the community every step of the way. We provide information that ranges from prevention education to special events; from screenings to research updates; from clinical care to survivorship programs – all with the focus on supporting those at risk of developing cancer, those being affected by a diagnosis of cancer, and those suffering cancer health disparities and inequities.

The Community Outreach and Engagement team prepares presentations and serves as guest speakers about the different forms of cancer and ways to reduce risks of developing the disease. We can create exhibits and displays to share at community health fairs, industry sponsored events, or faith-based events. We provide written materials to increase awareness about the different types of cancer and how people can promote prevention in their life and the lives of their family members and friends. Consider sharing cancer-related health information with your employees, congregation or another community group!

Community Programs

We want to be your "go to" resource for helping keep you, your family, your friends, co-workers, and employers that make up our community informed about ways to prevent cancer and the role that screening plays in detecting cancer early.

Our goal is to continue building partnerships that promote engagement so that, together, we promote health, reduce cancer incidence, and increase survival rates with quality of life.

Through our extensive experience in treating cancer patients across the region we know seeing a cancer specialist as soon as possible will help reduce the anxiety of uncertainty. Anyone can come to us; we see patients of all ages, at any stage of cancer, even those that may suspect they have cancer or have a family history.

But, the best time to meet with care teams at the Georgia Cancer Center and Augusta University Health is before the cancer shows up. There are a number of cancer screening opportunities available including breast, cervical, colorectal, head and neck, lung, prostate and skin cancers. Here, we will connect you with the resources you need to schedule an appointment for your screening(s). Remember, it is important to talk with your primary care provider to discuss which cancer screening guidelines you meet as you grow older.

Community Events

The Georgia Cancer Center is a regional cancer center that works hard at meeting the needs of different communities and populations from southeastern Georgia to western South Carolina. Everyone in the communities we serve have been touched by cancer in some way.

Through various community events, cancer patients, their families, their friends and the general public have the opportunity to show support for patients currently living with cancer, as well as honoring the memories of those who bravely fought this terrible disease.

Along with educating the community, an important role our community members can assist us with is through supporting various community events for the Georgia Cancer Center. In addition, some of these community events help raise essential funds for research and patient support programs at the Georgia Cancer Center.

Signature Events

PaceDay 2023

Join us on Sunday, October 15, in Augusta, GA, for PaceDay 2023. Paceline welcomes people of all ages and abilities. Together we have fun, honor our loved ones, and raise funding and awareness for innovative cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center.Every day, researchers and staff at the Georgia Cancer Center continue to reduce the burden of cancer in the state of Georgia and across the globe. The Paceline community has already funded thirteen significant projects, fueling innovative research to improve cancer prevention, advance treatments, and move more breakthroughs to more patients. Together, we can cure cancer faster.

Unite in the Fight Against Cancer

The fourth annual Unite in the Fight Against Cancer, hosted by and supporting the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, is a unique 1.5 walk that celebrates and honors all who have been impacted by this disease. This event represents all forms of cancer with each participant selecting a type of cancer and wearing the corresponding cancer awareness color(s) in honor or memory of a loved one or friend during the event. All funds raised during this annual fundraiser will support Georgia Cancer Center’s patient programs, education, and new standards of care. Together we will all unite to raise awareness, support, and hope to become catalysts in the fight against cancer!

Community Events

Great American Smokeout

Each year the Georgia Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Health program partners with the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smokeout. The event, held on the third Thursday of November across the nation, encourages people to stop smoking and to “Commit to Quit” for a lifetime. Join Augusta University and AU Health at one of our Commit to Quit Stations to promote health and prevent diseases. Coronavirus safety precautions will be in place. Learn about the benefits of quitting tobacco use, how to access cessation resources, and to sign-up for help with quitting. Remember, you have the opportunity to quit everyday by calling our Tobacco Cessation Clinic at (706) 721-0456. For more information, visit this website.

White Ribbon Fall Fest

The Georgia Cancer Center is partnering with MCG’s Oncology Interest Group and the White Ribbon Project to raise awareness about lung cancer and support and celebrate survivors during the White Ribbon Fall Fest. Information and resources about lung cancer risks, prevention strategies, and treatment options will be available. The event will also include ribbon painting, food, music, prizes, face painting, lawn games, therapy dogs and more! This free event is open to the public.

World Cancer Day

Every year, World Cancer Day is held on February 4. The idea is to encourage communities across the country and around the world to take action to lessen the impact of this potentially life-threatening disease. This year’s theme is #IAmAndIWill. Every person living in Georgia and South Carolina has the opportunity to #BeACatalyst for change in their life or the life of a family member or friend. As part of our celebration of all the cancer survivors across the globe, the Georgia Cancer Center encourages you to educate yourself, take steps to prevent cancer, and monitor your health through various recommended cancer screenings.

Community News

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Augusta University, Georgia Cancer Center install sunscreen dispensers to promote Sun Smart, Skin Safe program

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with 1 in 5 people diagnosed in their lifetime. With new cases of skin cancer climbing, members of Augusta University’s Well-Being program, along with the Georgia Cancer Center, are taking action to protect students, employees and the public from a future skin cancer diagnosis by installing sunscreen dispensers across all Augusta University campuses in Augusta’s River Region.

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Georgia Cancer Center mobile lab gives high school students hands-on experience exploring cancer research

A mobile lab is rolling through high schools with the goal to educate and inspire the next generation of cancer researchers.

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Festival of white ribbons brings awareness to deadliest cancer

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