AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Martha Tingen has been named to the research committee of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program.
The NCI community research program was established to develop an integrated national network tasked with designing and conducting cancer care delivery research examining how social, financial, organizational, technological and behavioral factors affect access, cost and eventual outcomes associated with cancer care.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity to serve in direct support of programs specifically related to the NCORP NCI grant,” Tingen said. “This has been an important program for the Georgia Cancer Center and Augusta University, and I’m thrilled to be in a position to not only help our program, but like-minded NCI-sponsored programs across the country.”
The Georgia Cancer Center, in partnership with several other Georgia institutions, established an NCI community research program focusing on minority and underserved communities in 2014.
The national committee is made up of researchers, administrators and physicians from a variety of NCI-sponsored programs and is charged with supporting development of other community programs, promoting and coordinating cross collaborations, standardizing cancer care delivery research and assembling working groups.
Tingen is the Charles W. Linder, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia, associate director of the Georgia Prevention Institute, and director of Tobacco Control at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.