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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.

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.

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

2021 Atlanta Precision Oncology Symposium

The Atlanta Precision Oncology Symposium (APOS) is designed to present the complexities of oncology precision medicine in an organized, simplified, friendly fashion, so that they can be understood and properly applied to clinical medicine.

Transforming Cancer Care: Developing a Personalized Approach to Survivorship Care

Working and learning about survivorship. 

AstraZeneca acts in accordance with the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals. The PhRMA Code states that inclusion of a Healthcare Professional’s spouse or guest at an educational program is not appropriate. Your support of these ethical guidelines will help to ensure a high-quality learning environment for all participating Healthcare Professionals. Thank you.

 Media & Events 10/16/2020

2021 Atlanta Precision Oncology Symposium

This one-day continuing education program will focus on current approaches to integrating and applying precision medicine into managing patients with breast, lung and genitourinary malignancies.

 Media & Events 10/06/2020

Beating Cancer Beautifully

Applications are due by October 5th.

All BCB Beauties (applicants) will be notified October 12th.

 Media & Events 9/30/2020

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP: Engaging a National Healthcare Forum for Change

This virtual forum will address critical disparity in breast cancer outcomes and survivorship in Black women. Georgia CORE is an in-kind sponsor.

 Media & Events 10/20/2020

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.

Transforming Cancer Care: Developing a Personalized Approach to Survivorship Care

Working and learning about survivorship. 

AstraZeneca acts in accordance with the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals. The PhRMA Code states that inclusion of a Healthcare Professional’s spouse or guest at an educational program is not appropriate. Your support of these ethical guidelines will help to ensure a high-quality learning environment for all participating Healthcare Professionals. Thank you.

 Media & Events 10/16/2020

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