St. Joseph’s/Candler Makes Huge Strides in Cancer Research


St. Joseph's/Candler President & CEO Paul Hinchey shakes hands with Dr. John E. Niederhuber, M.D., Director of the National Cancer Institute while in Washington, D.C.
St. Joseph’s/Candler President & CEO Paul Hinchey shakes hands with Dr. John E. Niederhuber, M.D., Director of the National Cancer Institute while in Washington, D.C.

One year into a significant cancer-fighting pilot project, St. Joseph’s/Candler has made huge strides in research and engaging the community.

Ten health systems, including St. Joseph’s/Candler, are part of the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program – a three-year pilot program designed to expand cancer research and deliver the latest treatment to more Americans. They met in Washington, D.C., in June to discuss the first year and discuss work planned for the next two years.

Before and during the pilot program, St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion have worked with organizations like 100 Black Men of Savannah and the Savannah Baptist Center to address disparities in cancer care, solicited people from the community to participate in a Community Health Advisor training and certificate program and continued cutting edge cancer research and clinical trials.

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