Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
Angie Patterson is Vice President of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, a public-private partnership designed to bring higher quality, better organized and more cost-effective cancer care to patients and survivors. She is a devoted survivor advocate, a published author on cancer survivorship and an active presenter on survivorship. Ms. Patterson is also co-founder of Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia, one of the first statewide organizations formed to connect people who guide individuals and their families throughout the cancer care continuum. In directing this program within Georgia CORE and managing several other of its initiatives, Ms. Patterson is focused on improving quality of life and outcomes for Georgia’s cancer survivors through the implementation of statewide patient navigation and survivorship programs. As a 16-year cancer survivor, Ms. Patterson left her corporate career at BellSouth twelve years ago to focus on improving the quality of life and outcomes for Georgia’s cancer survivors. She serves as the chair of Georgia’s Cancer Control Consortium (GC3) and chair of the statewide Survivorship Working Group. Ms. Patterson directed the implementation of Georgia’s Cancer Survivorship Connection (www.GeorgiaCancerInfo.org/Survivorship), an interactive web portal designed to meet the needs of Georgia’s 410,740 cancer survivors. On November 3, 2016, Ms. Patterson hosted Cancer Survivorship:Up Close & Personal, a one-day statewide conference exploring the unmet needs and unseen challenges of Georgia’s Cancer Survivors. Ms. Patterson received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Georgia and currently serves on the University of Georgia Computer Science Advisory Board.