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A high-fiber diet may improve the response of melanoma patients to immunotherapy

Dec 23, 2021

A diet rich in fiber may help some people being treated for melanoma respond to immunotherapy treatment by influencing the gut microbiome, according to a new study led by researchers at the Center for Cancer Research at NCI.

Adaptation Is Key to Advancing Care for Adult Patients With Leukemia

Dec 21, 2021

Jorge E. Cortes, MD, of Georgia CORE's partner Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, has been an investigative leader for nearly 30 years in the development of numerous leukemia treatments.

A Physician-Scientist With a Huge Heart for Patients With Lung Cancer

Dec 18, 2021

A colleague describes Dr. Nagla Abdel Karim’s exemplary compassion for patients with lung cancer and how she works hard to increase representation in cancer clinical trials. Dr. Karim is at Georgia Cancer Center in Augusta, one of Georgia CORE's partner cancer centers.

Atlanta health care hub unveils location, holds back other details

Dec 15, 2021

Center for Global Health Innovation leases large space in Midtown tower.

Electronic data collection system makes cancer management easier for patients and doctors

Dec 14, 2021

Georgia’s cancer registry system allows for more efficient and comprehensive collection of cancer-related data.

Community-Based Intervention LEAPS Improves Cancer Care

Dec 13, 2021

A study has shown that interventions that pair community-based health workers with low-income and minority patients with cancer improve quality of life, reduce use of acute care, and may offer more effective and sustainable ways to foster equitable management of cancer, according to new research. 

Cancer hospital chain CTCA to be acquired by City of Hope

Dec 8, 2021

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a hospital chain with a facility in suburban Atlanta, has agreed to be acquired by the California-based nonprofit system City of Hope, the organizations announced Wednesday.

Northside Hospital Chooses MRIdian System to Expand Advanced Radiation Therapy Treatment Services

Dec 7, 2021

Northside Cancer Institute will be first in Georgia to offer MRI-guided radiation therapy system.

Top Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence to Improve Cancer Care

Nov 29, 2021

By implementing artificial intelligence into cancer care, machine learning tools can detect cancer, assist in decision-making, and recommend treatment approaches. The Georgia Institute of Technology and Ovarian Cancer Institute researchers used machine learning algorithms to determine how their patients would respond to cancer-fighting drugs.

Greetings of gratitude from our president

Nov 18, 2021

Lynn gives a message of thanks and a glimpse into what's to come in 2022.

Prostate Cancer Organoids Open Path to Precision Oncology

Nov 16, 2021

A multi-institutional team of investigators led by Georgia Tech bioengineer Ankur Singh has developed research tools that shed new light on a virtually untreatable form of prostate cancer, opening a pathway that may lead to novel therapeutics and a glimmer of hope for patients.

OncLive® Honors 14 Cancer Care Pioneers With Giants Awards

Nov 16, 2021

Out of hundreds of nominations, 14 oncologists were selected by the Giants of Cancer Care® Steering & Selection Committees to join the prestigious 2021 class, including former Georgia CORE Board member Dr. Walter Curran.

Project Equity: FDA considers options to increase diverse enrollment in clinical trials

Nov 12, 2021

Now, officials at the Oncology Center of Excellence—an entity within FDA that uses an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to accelerate development of oncology products—are assessing options for enforcement, as well as strategies for ensuring greater diversity in adult trials.

Meet the Visionary Defender of Early Detection and Prompt Treatment

Nov 6, 2021

For Dr. Arfoosh, lung cancer screening, quick referrals and prompt treatment for people with newly diagnosed lung cancer are at the forefront of his daily work.

Caryn Lerman’s AACI presidential initiative: Close the diversity gap in the cancer centers’ workforce

Nov 5, 2021

The Association of American Cancer Institutes is designing two programs to address systemic underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minority physicians and scientists in leadership positions in oncology.

Ibrutinib improves survival for younger people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Nov 4, 2021

New evidence suggests that adding the targeted therapy ibrutinib (Imbruvica) to a standard chemotherapy regimen can improve how long some younger people with a specific form of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) live.

Following personal battle, Sen. Klobuchar promotes preventative cancer screening legislation

Oct 28, 2021

According to Klobuchar, studies have found that more than one in three adults reported delaying or forgoing health care because of coronavirus-related concerns.

Georgia CORE has our own breast cancer care hero!

Oct 27, 2021

We couldn’t let Breast Cancer Awareness Month close without lifting up our very own hero in breast cancer care, Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola.

Tackling health equity and Latinx representation in medicine as U.S. Hispanic population grows

Oct 15, 2021

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean for us, who are focused on the care of patients facing a cancer diagnosis? And as we grapple with equity in all sectors, let’s also reflect on cancer health equity with a focus on Hispanics. 

Complete cancer care for the whole person

Oct 4, 2021

Radiation oncologist Dr. Matthew Mumber shares an essential aspect of cancer care that focuses on the emotional and mental health of patients.

ACS and four HBCUs including Morehouse announce diversity in cancer research program

Sep 30, 2021

ACS has committed to a $12 million investment to support four HBCU medical schools with DICR institutional development grants to fund a four-year program that aims to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers by identifying talented students and faculty from HBCUs.

NIH study illuminates origins of lung cancer in never smokers

Sep 13, 2021

Most people who develop lung cancer have a history of tobacco smoking, but 10% to 20% of people who develop lung cancer have never smoked. Lung cancer in never smokers occurs more frequently in women and at an earlier age than lung cancer in smokers.

Changes in Newly Identified Cancer Among US Patients From Before COVID-19 Through the First Full Year of the Pandemic

Aug 31, 2021

We previously reported a substantial decline in new cancer diagnosed early in the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. This study updates the analysis through March 2021.

Chasing Cancer with Otis Brawley, MD & Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD

Jul 28, 2021

Otis Brawley says he thinks coronavirus vaccine should be mandated like other vaccines in the U.S.

Cancer Center opens in Braselton

Jun 29, 2021

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic (and Georgia CORE Board member).

Study finds adverse effects of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer detection and surgical treatments

Jun 28, 2021

A new study finds evidence for adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on declines in cancer detection and surgical treatments.

Research brings hope for lung cancer treatment options

Jun 28, 2021

Georgia CORE Board member Dr. Steve McCune is part of the cancer care team at Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers. He joined Sunrise 7 to talk about this treatment option and how it differs from typical treatments, like chemotherapy.

Winship Cancer Institute Names Ramalingam as New Executive Director

Jun 18, 2021

Georgia CORE Board member Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, has been named executive director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

‘Let other people help you’: Three-time cancer survivor talks journey, bouts with cancer

Jun 17, 2021

CORE talks partnership with Horizons Community Solutions and other initiatives with the Albany Rotary.

CORE presents to Rotary

Jun 16, 2021

Lynn Durham visited the Rotary Club of Valdosta and gave a presentation on Georgia CORE.

Asian ethnic minorities: underserved in cancer care

Jun 1, 2021

The pandemic has exposed the unpreparedness of health-care systems, and shined a rare light on Asian minorities globally. Asian minorities face unique and diverse challenges in cancer care; only by recognising and understanding these differences can we improve cancer outcomes for all.

It’s time to address health inequities in lung cancer

Apr 30, 2021

Lung cancer adversely affects certain communities partly due to a history of targeted advertisement by tobacco companies, a disproportionate number of people of color living in areas with poor air quality, and some minorities’ limited access to high-quality, affordable health care.

Oncologists Remind America: Time to Get Cancer Screenings Back on Track

Apr 8, 2021

After a Year of COVID-19 Delayed Important Preventive Care, Nationwide Campaign Launches to Boost Cancer Screenings.

Engineered immune cells deliver anticancer signal, prevent cancer from spreading

Mar 30, 2021

NCI scientists have genetically engineered myeloid cells (pink) to deliver an anticancer signal (purple dots) to sites where cancer may spread.

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Mar 23, 2021

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.

The Bidens announce initiatives on health inequity and DARPA-like research for cancer

Mar 2, 2021

On a visit to Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center Feb. 24, first lady Jill Biden issued an unprecedented presidential call to action on reducing health inequities—specifically, cancer disparities—in demonstration of the White House’s effort to reach and engage underserved communities.

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.

Media, News & Events

Nominations for the Matt Mumber and Phillip Street Awards now open!

Read on to find out if you know someone eligible for either of these awards. Nominations are due by Oct. 21.

9/06/2022

Georgia CORE awards Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant

Just in time for Cancer Research Month, Georgia CORE has awarded a Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant for $100,000 from the Georgia Cancer Research Fund.

5/02/2022

Research Trials Saves Lives

Lynn Durham shares her cancer journey on the podcast, Kickin' it Forward.

3/14/2022

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