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Cancer Center opens in Braselton

Jun 29, 2021

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic (and Georgia CORE Board member).

Study finds adverse effects of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer detection and surgical treatments

Jun 28, 2021

A new study finds evidence for adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on declines in cancer detection and surgical treatments.

Research brings hope for lung cancer treatment options

Jun 28, 2021

Georgia CORE Board member Dr. Steve McCune is part of the cancer care team at Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers. He joined Sunrise 7 to talk about this treatment option and how it differs from typical treatments, like chemotherapy.

Asian ethnic minorities: underserved in cancer care

Jun 1, 2021

The pandemic has exposed the unpreparedness of health-care systems, and shined a rare light on Asian minorities globally. Asian minorities face unique and diverse challenges in cancer care; only by recognising and understanding these differences can we improve cancer outcomes for all.

It’s time to address health inequities in lung cancer

Apr 30, 2021

Lung cancer adversely affects certain communities partly due to a history of targeted advertisement by tobacco companies, a disproportionate number of people of color living in areas with poor air quality, and some minorities’ limited access to high-quality, affordable health care.

Oncologists Remind America: Time to Get Cancer Screenings Back on Track

Apr 8, 2021

After a Year of COVID-19 Delayed Important Preventive Care, Nationwide Campaign Launches to Boost Cancer Screenings.

Engineered immune cells deliver anticancer signal, prevent cancer from spreading

Mar 30, 2021

NCI scientists have genetically engineered myeloid cells (pink) to deliver an anticancer signal (purple dots) to sites where cancer may spread.

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Mar 23, 2021

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.

The Bidens announce initiatives on health inequity and DARPA-like research for cancer

Mar 2, 2021

On a visit to Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center Feb. 24, first lady Jill Biden issued an unprecedented presidential call to action on reducing health inequities—specifically, cancer disparities—in demonstration of the White House’s effort to reach and engage underserved communities.

National Organization Recommends Women Delay Mammogram Screening Following COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 18, 2021

The Society of Breast Imaging has recommended women wait four to six weeks after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to get a screening mammogram. However, experts differ on whether women should wait to get a screening mammogram following their vaccine.

Guest Editorial: A three-time cancer survivor should not get COVID-19, but I did

Jan 19, 2021

Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.

Letter from the Editor & Publisher: Presenting the Cancer History Project

Jan 12, 2021

We have spent the past couple of years inventing a way to tell the enormous story of cancer research and place a cache of documents within easy reach of researchers, students, and patients.

Federate the data: NCI produces master plan for the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative

Dec 4, 2020

The Childhood Cancer Data Initiative, which is now on track to be developed over 10 years, is envisioned to gather data from every child, adolescent, and young adult diagnosed with cancer in the United States, regardless of where they receive care.

Guest Editorial: A Biden-Harris administration will help sustain our momentum in the fight against cancer

Nov 13, 2020

The recent historic election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris provides an exciting opportunity for the cancer research and medical science communities during the next four years to dramatically improve the health of our nation and the world.

Guest Editorial: COVID-19 threatens to increase cancer mortality

Sep 23, 2020

The pandemic could potentially reverse a decades-long downward trend in cancer mortality. We must not let this happen.

Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer Screening?

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.

Breast cancer research expert (virtual) panel informative and eye-opening

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. 

Sorority sisters’ idea for fundraising took off

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.

USPSTF broadens age range, risk threshold in new recommendation for lung cancer screening

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.

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

Jul 9, 2020

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

Media, News & Events

Cancer Center opens in Braselton

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic (and Georgia CORE Board member).

6/29/2021

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.

3/23/2021

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