Why two is better than one when it comes to cancer care

Published: Friday, May 7, 2021

When you’re facing cancer, you want a winning team on your side. Even better, two. That’s why Northeast Georgia Medical Center is a proud network affiliate of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University – Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

“The importance of this affiliation between NGMC and Emory is invaluable for this community,” says Maria McDaniel, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2019. “To have access to all the specialties, all the research that’s going on at Emory – and to be able to receive that level of care here in our own backyard – is going to mean so much for cancer patients [at NGMC].”

“The way that I feel now in my cancer journey is so very thankful and so very blessed. The level of care that I received at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Emory was premium and it was the greatest blessing that my family could have received following the worst news we could have ever received.”

Benefits of NGMC’s network affiliation with Winship Cancer Institute:

More Expertise

At NGMC, we treat almost 3,000 new patients each year. Our cancer specialists trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the nation. Add in the expertise and collaboration of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, and we’ve got a wealth of experience our patients can trust.

More Clinical Collaboration

As an affiliate of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, our patients at NGMC can benefit from multi-specialty collaboration and tumor boards, second opinions and access to clinical trials only available at National Cancer Institute-designed centers.

More Leading Cancer Research & Clinical Trials

NGMC has been participating in leading clinical trials since 1996 to give you access to the latest research advances in cancer treatment. Our collaboration with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University allows patients even more access to promising clinical trials.