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About GCCS

Mission

The Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics is a research unit within the Department of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University that is devoted to cancer surveillance and epidemiology. It has been in existence since 1976. Previously, it was known as the Atlanta Cancer Surveillance Center and was founded within the Emory University School of Medicine.

The mission of the GCCS is to conduct research, teaching and service related to cancer surveillance and epidemiology. These activities include

Projects are supported by a number of funding agencies, including the National Cancer Institute, the National Program for Cancer Registries of the Centers for Disease Control, the Cancer Control Program of the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.

Structure

The GCCS is comprised of two primary units, the cancer surveillance unit and the analytic studies unit: