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TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation celebrates 20 years, executive director reflects on impacts

Jul 8, 2024

TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is marking 20 years of providing essential survivorship services designed to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients of all backgrounds, including men, facing a myriad of challenges in their respective journeys to a full recovery. 

Cancer Survivors Honored During National Cancer Survivors Month

Jun 25, 2024

WNEG News sat down with Angie Caton, Assistant Nurse Manager with Northeast Georgia Medical Center Cancer Services to talk about the month-long recognition and the work of Georgia CORE and GC3 to support Georgia's survivors.

Georgia CORE is expanding our team

May 21, 2024

Georgia CORE is looking to fill the position of a part-time Chief Medical Officer.

Spread awareness about cancer survivorship needs

May 16, 2024

For National Cancer Survivor Month, Georgia CORE and GC3's Survivorship Working Group are highlighting the needs of cancer survivors through an awareness campaign.

FDA approves self-collection screening for virus that causes cervical cancer

May 15, 2024

FDA has moved to expand screening for potentially lethal cervical cancer by allowing women to collect test samples themselves.

Georgia CORE awards Cancer Research Fund grant to two teams

May 10, 2024

In its third award cycle, the Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant provides seed funding for a cancer research project that involves two or more Georgia institutions or organizations that will collaborate on new research. The funding is made up of donations from Georgia tax filers who make a quick and easy indication on their GA 500 forms.

State of Georgia commends East Georgia Healthcare Center for its commitment to colorectal cancer screening

Apr 24, 2024

EGHC joins Georgia CORE and partners in urging Southeast Georgians to “Stay ahead of Colon Cancer”

Alabama embryo ruling may have devastating effect on cancer patients

Feb 25, 2024

Cancer patients concerned about their fertility and oncologists are expressing shock and anxiety about the recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos are considered children under the law.

Georgia CORE presents Matt Mumber and Phillip Street awards

Feb 23, 2024

Debbie Bickes of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute won the Matthew Mumber MD Award for Excellence in Cancer Patient Navigation, and BRIDGE Community has been awarded the Phillip H. Street Cancer Community Service Award. 

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.

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Georgia CORE is expanding our team

Georgia CORE is looking to fill the position of a part-time Chief Medical Officer.


Georgia CORE awards Cancer Research Fund grant to two teams

Georgia CORE has awarded two teams a Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant from the Georgia Cancer Research Fund.


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