New partners in fight against cancer

Now patients with cancer in Southwest Georgia will be able to access the cutting-edge research and treatment of Emory’s nationally recognized Winship Cancer Institute without leaving the area. A new collaboration has brought the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville into Emory’s Winship Cancer Network.

The Winship Cancer Network was created to improve access to high-quality cancer care, the newest research and continuing patient and provider education for affiliate partners in the state and around the Southeast by bringing together community hospitals with Winship, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the state of Georgia.

“We are very excited to join forces with the excellent physicians and clinical staff at Archbold,” says Walter J. Curran Jr., M.D., Winship’s executive director. “Patients will benefit from access to expedited second opinions and enrollment in selected Winship clinical trials while receiving treatment and therapy through their local doctors close to home.”

Eligible Archbold oncology patients will now have access to more than 250 existing therapeutic clinical trials and research by top clinicians and researchers from around the world, in many cases without having to travel to Metro Atlanta or other large cities.

“The clinical research partnership with Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute is such a great thing for patients in our region,” said Archbold oncology clinical research director Teresa Coleman, M.D. “Through the Winship Cancer Network, Archbold oncology patients will now have access to the largest unit in Georgia for phase I clinical trials, which are very important in introducing new therapies against cancer. ”

Photo of Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center at Archbold Memorial Hospital courtesy of Archbold.

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