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New ASCO COVID-19 Registry Aims to Understand Impact on Patients During Pandemic, Inform Future Care

Apr 20, 2020

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry (ASCO Registry).

Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Hundreds Of U.S. Clinical Trials To A Halt

Apr 11, 2020

With hospitals focused on COVID-19, hundreds of studies are being put on hold.

Oral Cancer Screening and Prevention Tips

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.

Blood test detects dozens of cancer types, often before symptoms emerge

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.

Georgia CORE and Mercer University release cancer-fighting report

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

Medicare now covering genetic testing

Feb 12, 2020

Medicare has broadened its guidelines to cover USFDA-approved or -cleared genetics testing for ovarian and breast cancer patients.

Evidence Grows for One-Dose HPV Vaccination

Feb 11, 2020

Another study suggests the number of doses matters less than the age of initiation

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020 at a Glance

Feb 11, 2020

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.

Cancer deaths see biggest one-year drop ever

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.

Report slams Georgia spending against tobacco as inadequate

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.

Hospitals facing shortage of cancer-fighting drug necessary for kids' treatment

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.

Northside Hospital Forsyth unveils new cancer treatment system

Oct 9, 2019

Northside Hospital Forsyth has a new system to help expand radiation therapy services at the hospital’s cancer institute.

Georgia Cancer Partnership to Receive $11M in Research Funding from National Cancer Institute

Oct 3, 2019

*This story ran in a number of news publications.

Oncologists quickly react to label changes for immunotherapies, a study by Penn, Flatiron shows

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.

Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Show Survival Increase

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.

Why Can’t We Stop Pancreatic Cancer?

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.

Here’s Why Ovarian Cancer Is So Hard to Diagnose, According to a Doctor

Sep 20, 2019

For starters, the symptoms are way too easy to ignore.

Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University Awarded $10.6 Million from NIH

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.

Peach Bowl Inc. donates $20 million to Children’s for clinical trials

Sep 16, 2019

Cancer fight of 6-year-old daughter of company exec helped inspire generous gift

Paris: Investing in cancer care and prevention would have a high return

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.

Dr. Schnell appointed to Commission on Cancer

Aug 19, 2019

Founding Georgia CORE director Frederick M. Schnell, MD, FACP for being appointed to the Commission on Cancer.

Annual ACS study grades Georgia poorly

Aug 1, 2019

Georgia fares poorly when it comes to implementing laws and policies aimed at preventing and treating cancer, according to a report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network.

Winship Cancer Institute awarded prestigious Lung Cancer SPORE grant from NCI

Jul 10, 2019

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has been awarded a five-year, $9.7 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study new approaches for lung cancer treatment.

Q&A with Vinings Massage & Wellness’ Cara Thurman on Oncology Massage

Jun 14, 2019

Cara Thurman is the owner of Vinings Massage & Wellness in Vinings, Georgia. She is trained in providing massage therapy for oncology survivors both during and post treatment. Cara sat down with Georgia CORE’s Program Manager, Katreena Mitchell, to discuss all things related to oncology massage.

Three nonprofits partner to fund new breast cancer research

Jun 13, 2019

It’s The Journey, A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta, and Georgia CORE are collaborating to strengthen breast cancer research in Georgia through their 2019 Breast Cancer Research Partnership Award.

Georgia Leads the Way in Passing Nation’s First State Laws to Curb PBM Abuses

Jun 3, 2019

On May 8, 2019, Governor Brian Kemp met with cancer patients, physicians, pharmacists and sponsors to sign two innovative bills that create some of the nation’s first state-based legislation to curb the abusive practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).

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New ASCO COVID-19 Registry Aims to Understand Impact on Patients During Pandemic, Inform Future Care

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry.

 Research 4/20/2020

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

Nearly 400 volunteers in 58 counties have been cutting out fabric and elastic, handling administrative duties and of course, sewing.

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