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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.

Racism is a malignancy: Ibram X. Kendi reflects on his cancer experience

Nov 4, 2020

After receiving a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, author Ibram X. Kendi sought consultation at two hospitals located a mile apart. The first hospital served white and wealthy people. The second treated Blacks and the working class.

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.

Comparing Community Practice Data in Georgia with the South and U.S.

Jun 18, 2020

Georgia CORE's Dr. Hamrick breaks down national data on how COVID-19 has been impacting cancer care in Georgia.

Guest Editorial: Impact of COVID-19 on Georgia’s community providers: a snapshot from Georgia NCORP

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.

New Hope for Cancer Patients

Jun 1, 2020

Increased access to clinical trials can potentially save more Georgians’ lives.

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.

Media, News & Events

Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

GASCO encourages all our members and members of the survivorship community to view the new video produced by the Medical Association of Georgia as the November offering of their "Top Docs" program.


 Screening & Genetics

Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.



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

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


Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.


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