DPH Cancer Early Diagnosis and Treatment ECHO

Topics will include the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, patient navigation, awareness, and access to evidence-based 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, internists, 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 healthcare providers in rural and/or facilities diagnosing and treating cancer patients in Georgia. We are reviewing Georgia's cancer strategic plan, improving communication with cancer care, decreasing community provider isolation, improving the connection between sites offering cancer treatment, and improving access to quality cancer care. In addition, we will query and conduct an assessment on topics based on your needs.


These ECHO sessions will be conducted bi-monthly, typically on the second Thursday, from 12 pm - 1 pm (EST).

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

Please complete a case presentation form if you would like to present a case in an upcoming session. 

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

12 PM-1 PM

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

12 PM-1 PM

COC Rural Hospital Task Force --New Approach


Thursday, March 31, 2022

12 PM - 1 PM

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


Summer Bryant- Myriad

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

12 PM - 1 PM

Systematic Approach to Lung Nodule Evaluation



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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

12 PM - 1 PM

"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