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Sep 23, 2020
The pandemic could potentially reverse a decades-long downward trend in cancer mortality. We must not let this happen.
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 14, 2020
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer diagnosis and cause of cancer-related death for men and women.1 The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer in 2020,2 and that 53,000 will die from it. Death rates have been dropping for decades, in part because of better and more widely available screening.
There are several types of colorectal cancer screening tests, most of which Medicare covers. Costs vary depending on the test and what it shows.
Sep 1, 2020
Representing diverse backgrounds in engineering, biology, medical oncology, and pharmacy, the panelists explored the current state of their respective breast cancer research and its impact on treatment for more than 40 attendees who were able to ask questions of the researchers.
Aug 24, 2020
Patients and families say the therapy available through TurningPoint is life-changing. About 32,000 patients from around the city and Southeast have visited the nonprofit.
Aug 18, 2020
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Jul 16, 2020
Supporting one of Georgia CORE's recommended "5 Actions to Save More Lives," draft guidelines change the age range for screening from ages 55-80 to 50-80, as well as the risk threshold from 30 pack-years to 20 pack-years.
Jul 9, 2020
The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.
Jun 18, 2020
Georgia CORE's Dr. Hamrick breaks down national data on how COVID-19 has been impacting cancer care in Georgia.
Jun 15, 2020
We surveyed our GA NCORP partners and affiliates to ascertain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter in place orders on daily practice and trial participation. Areas addressed in the survey included the use of telemedicine, surgery, ambulatory cancer care and testing, personal protective equipment, the impact on clinical research, and staffing.
Jun 4, 2020
Jun 1, 2020
Increased access to clinical trials can potentially save more Georgians’ lives.
May 4, 2020
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Apr 20, 2020
Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry (ASCO Registry).
Apr 11, 2020
With hospitals focused on COVID-19, hundreds of studies are being put on hold.
Apr 2, 2020
Cancer is a disease in which medical professionals have made leaps and bounds in developing state-of-the-art treatments. Unfortunately, a cure has not yet been developed for a disease that claims lives across the world. It is crucial that you visit your physician for a regular checkup and be aware of anything abnormal going on with your body. The number one factor for improving survival rates regarding cancer is early detection. This is especially true with Oral Cancer, which is why oral cancer screening is very important to do twice per year.
Mar 31, 2020
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results of the prospective Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas study published in Annals of Oncology.
Mar 17, 2020
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Feb 24, 2020
Georgia can expect to see more of its residents survive cancer if more funds received annually from a landmark tobacco settlement were directed to specific cancer-fighting activities, a new report shows
Feb 12, 2020
Medicare has broadened its guidelines to cover USFDA-approved or -cleared genetics testing for ovarian and breast cancer patients.
Feb 11, 2020
Another study suggests the number of doses matters less than the age of initiation
Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer highlights the most important clinical research advances of the past year and identifies priority areas where ASCO believes research efforts should be focused moving forward.
Jan 22, 2020
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Jan 8, 2020
Cancer deaths are rapidly declining, and progress in lung cancer treatment is helping lead the way, according to a new report released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society.
Jan 6, 2020
Jan 2, 2020
A recent report ranks Georgia No. 49 among the states and the District of Columbia on preventing kids from using tobacco products.
Dec 6, 2019
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Oct 19, 2019
Hospitals facing shortage of cancer-fighting drug necessary for kids' treatment, forcing physicians to make difficult decisions about who will get what amounts of it they have left.
Oct 12, 2019
Oct 9, 2019
Northside Hospital Forsyth has a new system to help expand radiation therapy services at the hospital’s cancer institute.
Oct 3, 2019
*This story ran in a number of news publications.
Sep 27, 2019
In an unprecedented use of real-world data, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Flatiron Health have determined that oncologists are responding quickly to label restrictions announced by FDA.
Sep 24, 2019
Recent developments in breast cancer show a 'dramatic' survival increase with CDK4/6 inhibitor, new settings for immunotherapy, and PFS gain with AKT inhibitor.
Sep 23, 2019
There is little a person can do to prevent it, and there is nothing comparable to mammography or colonoscopy to screen for it when it is most amenable to cure.
Sep 22, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
For starters, the symptoms are way too easy to ignore.
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
NIH and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities recently awarded a $10.6 million renewal grant to the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.
Sep 16, 2019
Cancer fight of 6-year-old daughter of company exec helped inspire generous gift
Sep 3, 2019
Georgia CORE President & CEO Nancy Paris responds in an opinion piece to a recent report released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in which Georgia fared poorly.
Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry.
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