About

The Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence (GCCE) at Grady was established by the Georgia Cancer Coalition as part of an initiative to build a statewide network of people and organizations to provide exceptional cancer treatment for all Georgians. Funded by the tobacco settlement, the $28 million dollar state of the art facility provides highly attentive care to cancer patients and their families. The facility also houses the $3.3 million Avon Breast Health Center.

The GCCE  is consistently recognized by national organizations that set standards and monitor performance, including:

  • Being named Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence
  • An Outstanding Achievement award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Accreditation
  • Accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Accreditation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration/Mammography Quality Standards
  • ACR accreditation for Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound services
  • Accreditation by the College of American Pathologists
Select Breast & Colorectal Measures Estimated Performance Rates
(click rate for comparisons)
Case Review
2009 2010 2011
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Radiation therapy is administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women under age 70 receiving breast conserving surgery for breast cancer.[BCS/RT]  75.6%  85.7%  94.1% bcs
Combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months (120 days) of diagnosis for women under 70 with AJCC T1c N0 M0, or Stage II or III ERA and PRA negative breast cancer.[MAC]  81.8%  84.2%  87.5% mac
Tamoxifen or third generation aromatase inhibitor is considered or administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women with AJCC T1c N0 M0, or Stage II or III ERA and/or PRA positive breast cancer. [HT]  82.1%  79.4%  85% ht
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Adjuvant chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months (120 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with AJCC Stage III (lymph node positive) colon cancer. [ACT]  84.6%  60%  100% act
At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer. [12RLN]  89.3%  62.5%  88.2% 12run
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Radiation therapy is considered or administered within 6 months (180 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 of with clinical or pathologic AJCC T4N0M0 or Stage III receiving surgical resection for rectal cancer. [AdjRT]  100%  n.a  100% adjrt