DPH Cancer Early Diagnosis and Treatment ECHO

Topics will include the importance of multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, patient navigation, awareness, and access to evidence base cancer care guidelines. These virtual, tele-mentoring sessions will amplify the capacity of local teams to provide best-practice cancer care to all CoC and non-CoC and/or rural facilities in Georgia. Early Diagnosis and Treatment topics will be presented via didactic and case presentations to expand the knowledge base and skill set of primary care physicians, pediatricians, internist, family practitioners, Advanced Practice Providers, nurses, and other team members who work in hospitals with children or adult cancer patients. 


The GA-DPH Early Diagnosis and Treatment ECHO provides a community learning platform for health care providers in rural and/or facilities diagnosing and treating cancer patients in Georgia. We strongly encourage primary care physicians, pediatricians, internist, family practitioners, Advance Practice Providers, nurses, and other team members. We plan on reviewing Georgia cancer strategic plan, improve communication with cancer care, decrease community provider isolation, improve connection between sites offering cancer treatment and improving access to cancer quality care. In addition, we will query the conduct an assessment on topics based on your needs.


These ECHO sessions will be conducted quarterly, on Wednesday for one hour from 12-1pm.

If you are interested in joining this or any other DPH ECHO, please visit https://forms.gle/RRGh6AF1zj9D9TMN7.


Meet the Team:

Georgia Early Diagnosis and Treatment  ECHO Team:

Adam Jones, MD, Radiation Oncology, Phoebe Putney Health System

Rana Bayakly, MPH, Georgia Cancer Registry, Principal Investigator, Georgia DPH

Debbie Chambers, CTR Region 3 Cancer Registry Coordinator, Georgia DPH

Sheree Holloway, RN, CTR Region 4 Cancer Registry Coordinator, Georgia DPH

Contact Information:

The goal of the GA-DPH Cancer Early Diagnosis and Treatment Project ECHO is to expand your understanding, so if you need more information, please email us at [email protected]

If you would like to present a case in an upcoming session, please complete a case presentation form 

Download this pdf file. Cancer Early Diagnosis and Treatment Presentation Form 

    HIPAA Compliance: All patient information will be de-identified for presentation during sessions. To ensure HIPAA compliance during patient presentations, please identify your patient(s) only by their assigned ECHO ID.

    2022 ECHO Recordings





    Wednesday January 26, 2022


    Introduction to ECHO; Georgia Cancer Strategic Plan: 2019-2024; & GC3-Diagnostic, Staging and Treatment Workgroup Overview


    Dr. Felzien, Dr. James Hotz and Dr. Adam Jones

    Wednesday February 23, 2022


    COC Rural Hospital Task Force --New Approach


    Thursday, March 31, 2022

    12PM - 1PM

    Multi-disciplinary Approach/ Early consul & Genetic testing Pre-cancer


    Summer Bryant- Myriad

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    12PM - 1PM

    Systematic Approach to Lung Nodule Evaluation



    M. Douglas Mullins, MD, Pulmonologist, St Joseph/Candler, Savannah, Georgia

    Wednesday July 27, 2022

    12PM- 1PM

    "How to do" Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer


    Dr. Scott Miller, Urologist Wellstar Health Care System

    Wednesday October 26, 2022

    12 PM- 1 PM

    Evaluation and Management of Clinically enlarged Axillary Lymph Nodes in New Patients


    Dr. Kimsey, Surgical Oncologist, Phoebe Putney