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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.

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.

Media, News & Events

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

Health Equity: The Urgency of Removing Barriers

This session, the fourth in the Health Equity: The Urgency of Now series, continues the conversation with Dr. Camara Jones in June where she defined the various level of racism and how racism and institutional bias impede health equity. During this session, Dr. Jones will discuss the barriers to achieving health equity and ways to minimize inequities.

 Media & Events 9/16/2020

What’s New in the Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Hodgkin Lymphoma, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Diagnosing, Staging & Grading
  • Novel Treatment Approaches
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Benefits of Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Tele

     Media & Events 9/02/2020

Coping with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

  • Updates on the Treatment of Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Novel Treatment Approaches
  • Clinical Trial Updates
  • How Research Offers More Treatment Options
  • Diagnostic Testing and Technologies: Why They Are So Important
  • The Role of Precision Medicine in Improving Treatment Decisions
  • Tips to Cope with & Control Symptoms, Side Effects & Pain
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/

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.

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

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

 Media & Events 6/25/2020

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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