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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.

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.

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).

Healthcare Partnership receives grant to pay for mammograms for women without health insurance

Mar 7, 2019

Dalton-based Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership has received a $25,000 grant from the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) to fund mammograms for women in Whitfield and Murray counties who don't have health insurance.

Renowned clinical investigator selected as director for the Georgia Cancer Center

Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Jorge Cortes, an international leader in clinical research in leukemia who is deputy department chair in the Department of Leukemia in the Division of Cancer Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has been named director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients at Harbin Clinic

Feb 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance.

Where do our tobacco settlement dollars go?

Feb 7, 2019

Twenty years ago, Georgia and 45 other states reached an agreement with tobacco companies that settled all future claims against the firms about smoking. A major goal of the pact was to reduce cigarette smoking in the nation.

University, AU Health sign agreement to work together on cancer treatment

Jan 21, 2019

University Hospital and AU Medical Center have an agreement to partner on some outpatient cancer services, with the goal of boosting Augusta University’s Georgia Cancer Center into a nationally recognized status it has sought for years.

Report: Georgia Ranks 47th Nationwide For Smoking Prevention, Cessation Efforts

Jan 9, 2019

Tobacco use is the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the United States, and while e-cigarettes are marketed as tools to help smokers quit, public health advocates fear they may be getting a new generation hooked.

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Partnership awards $100,000 for breast cancer research

Georgia CORE, in partnership with It’s The Journey and A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dr. Veena Rao, Morehouse School of Medicine for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.

10/17/2019

Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Show Survival Increase

Recent developments in breast cancer show a 'dramatic' survival increase with CDK4/6 inhibitor, new settings for immunotherapy, and PFS gain with AKT inhibitor.

9/24/2019

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