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Why Are Women Who Never Smoked Getting Lung Cancer?

Feb 8, 2024

Why are women much more likely than men to get lung cancer if they never smoked?

Georgia CORE to support new trials network

Feb 7, 2024

An Emory-led, LLS-funded cancer clinical trials network will increase access for blood cancer patients across the state.

Cancer patients get better coverage, care in states that expand Medicaid, study says

Jan 14, 2024

Cancer patients who have health insurance coverage fare better after a new diagnosis than those who are uninsured.

Phoebe Cancer Center leader named co-chair of national advocacy group

Jan 14, 2024

Ursula Mathis-Dennis, the director of quality, comprehensive programs and services for Phoebe Putney Health System’s Oncology Service Line, has been named the co-chair of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) Administrators’ Association for the 2024-2026 term.

Piedmont announces launch of new cancer research center

Jan 3, 2024

Piedmont healthcare system announced the launch of the Piedmont Breakthrough Treatment Center this week.

SDOH in Cancer Care Highlight Multifactorial Equity Issues

Dec 7, 2023

A trio of experts including Brian M. Rivers, PhD, MPH, professor and director of the Cancer Health Equity Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine address the multiple fronts on which SDOH have an impact on the cancer care continuum at the 46th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Lung cancer survival rates rise, but low screening rates leave many people at risk

Nov 17, 2023

Survival rates for lung cancer are improving, especially among historically marginalized communities of color, according to a new survey from the American Lung Association released Tuesday.

Georgia CORE and partners launch clinical trial navigation pilot

Oct 5, 2023

Amgen and GASCO are sponsoring the new program.

2023-24 Breast Cancer License Tag Grants Awarded

Oct 5, 2023

Georgia CORE has awarded $200,000 total to seven health centers throughout the state through the Breast Cancer License Tag program.

Grady Health System earns Commission on Cancer reaccreditation

Sep 21, 2023

Grady Health System announced on Sept. 12 that its Cancer Center for Excellence — a facility dedicated to cancer prevention and screening, treatment, research and education — has earned reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) program.

Cancer Care Tougher to Access in U.S. If English Second Language

Sep 12, 2023

“Disparities in access to cancer care for many patients start prior to that physician-patient visit,” said lead researcher Dr. Debbie Chen, a clinical instructor at the University of Michigan. “I think there's a significant need for really understanding those barriers upstream of the first patient-physician visit.”

Georgia CORE awarded a HRSA grant to bring cancer care to rural Georgia

Sep 7, 2023

Georgia CORE joined St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah and Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup to apply for the grant. The goal of the program is to reduce treatment delays while increasing access to advancements in treatments, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary care leading to improvements in survival for cancer patients in rural communities.

Looking Across Disciplines to Share the Breadth of Innovation in Cancer Care

Aug 22, 2023

On July 25, 2023, The American Journal of Managed Care® brought its Institute for Value-Based Medicine (IVBM) series to Atlanta, Georgia, where innovation was on the agenda.

Understanding Cancer Treatment De-Escalation

Aug 15, 2023

A conversation with integrative radiation oncologist Matt Mumber, MD.

Does cancer run in your family?

Jun 9, 2023

Knowing your family history can protect you.

DNA sequencing can lead to longer, better lives for cancer patients. But why do so few get it?

Jun 6, 2023

Guidelines now call for everyone diagnosed with advanced lung and colon cancer to get their tumor genetically sequenced, and increasingly, patients with earlier stage disease, as well.

Disparities in Cancer Care: Do You Know the Facts?

May 23, 2023

People of color can face many healthcare disparities. Knowing what those are —and how to navigate them — can help you reduce potential bias in your own care.

Medical College of Georgia plans full Savannah campus, hoping to address area's doctor shortage

May 22, 2023

The planned four-year campus would become only the city's second full-fledged medical school.

If you're 40, it's time to start mammograms, according to new guidelines

May 9, 2023

New draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urges all women to get screened every other year, starting at age 40.

Georgia CORE awards second Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant

May 1, 2023

Georgia CORE has awarded Dr. Susan N. Thomas, Woodruff Associate Professor at Georgia Tech and Dr. Sarwish Rafiq, Assistant Professor at Emory University a Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant from the Georgia Cancer Research Fund.

New Georgia law could make it easier for cancer patients to get access to personalized cancer care

Apr 24, 2023

Gov. Brian Kemp will soon decide whether to sign off on a bill that could give cancer patients in Georgia better access to biomarker testing. Doctors say these tissue or blood tests allow them to choose the cancer treatment that could be most effective for their patient.

University Cancer and Blood Center announces August opening of comprehensive cancer treatment center

Apr 17, 2023

The new center will offer a fully integrated approach to cancer care with convenient access and will be the first of its kind in the region.

Georgia House Bill 85 to revolutionize cancer treatment

Mar 21, 2023

Bill supporting biomarker testing that Georgia CORE's Lynn CORE testified for is on its way to the governor for signature.

Colorectal cancer is rising among Gen X, Y & Z. Here are 5 ways to protect yourself

Mar 21, 2023

"Colorectal cancer is rapidly shifting to diagnosis at a younger age," conclude the authors of an American Cancer Society report released this month.

Georgia CORE honors 20 “Trailblazers” in cancer care

Mar 8, 2023

Honorees were recognized at a gala celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary.

South Georgia Medical Center doctor recognized as cancer treatment innovator

Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Samuel Ofori was recognized as one of 26 cancer innovators in Georgia by the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education.

Phoebe physicians recognized for advancements in cancer care

Mar 6, 2023

Three Phoebe Cancer Center physicians were recognized recently for their contributions to the advancement of cancer care in Georgia.

Colorectal cancer doesn’t just affect people over 50

Mar 6, 2023

What you can learn from experts and Sarah Broadus, who was diagnosed at 36

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Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.