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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.

Channel 2's Jovita Moore reveals brain cancer diagnosis

Jul 29, 2021

Months after two masses were discovered in her brain, Channel 2 Action News Anchor Jovita Moore asked us to share that she has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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.

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.

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

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.

3/23/2021

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

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

8/03/2021

Cancer Center opens in Braselton

“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).

6/29/2021

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