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Georgia Distinguished Cancer Scholars Summit a Success

May 26, 2022

On May 9, Georgia’s Distinguished Cancer Scholars gathered for the first time since the program was discontinued more than a decade ago.

Introducing the Phillip H. Street Cancer Community Service Award

May 26, 2022

Given annually by the board, the award will recognize an individual or partnership that has contributed exceptional service to Georgia’s cancer community.

Cancer death rates among Black people declined over time, but remain higher than other racial and ethnic groups

May 19, 2022

A large epidemiologic study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the findings appeared May 19 in JAMA Oncology.

Georgia CORE awards Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant

May 2, 2022

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.

Georgia's first immediate care center specifically for patients with cancer opens at Winship

Apr 15, 2022

The Rollins Immediate Care Center of Winship at Emory University Hospital bridges the gap between the cancer center and the emergency room by providing acute care for Winship patients experiencing cancer-related symptoms that require immediate medical care.

Personal Training Program for Cancer Survivors Resumes

Apr 10, 2022

A cancer survivorship training program that provides free personal training to support Columbus cancer survivors resumed April 4 after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Cancer Center Office in Waycross

Apr 5, 2022

American Oncology Network and Low Country Cancer Care expand to Waycross, Georgia with the opening of new office.

Surviving and Thriving: Life-saving Cancer Treatment with CyberKnife

Mar 18, 2022

Throughout her early cancer journey battling breast and kidney cancer at the Health System, Clarke received radiation treatments and immunotherapy at their Infusion Care Center and was seen regularly by Timothy A. Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Services. When her kidney cancer metastasized to her brain, however, Clarke was relieved to discover that she was a perfect candidate for the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System.

Tax Dollars Buy Life-saving Cancer Screening: A Georgia HEART Success Story

Mar 18, 2022

“Because of Alicia’s thoroughness, her attention to detail and the advanced technology available at the Camden Campus, Alicia was able to find that tumor early, which ultimately, saved my life,” says Lisa.

Delaware is shrinking racial gaps in cancer death. Its secret? Patient navigators

Mar 9, 2022

Delaware's Screening for Life program will pay for all cancer screenings and, if cancer is found, will also cover up to two years of treatment — even for residents who are undocumented, have no insurance or earn up to 6.5 times the federal poverty rate.

Research Trials Saves Lives

Feb 28, 2022

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

COVID-19 has been deadly to cancer, transplant patients, but antibodies can offer 'shield'

Feb 28, 2022

A study of 73 million people found cancer patients were at five times higher risk of infection compared to those without cancer, according to the report. But Black patients with breast or prostate cancer were at five times higher risk for infection than white patients with the same cancers, the study found.

St. Joseph’s/Candler expands cancer treatment into Statesboro

Feb 16, 2022

The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has opened a new cancer treatment center in Statesboro, furthering St. Joseph’s/Candler’s mission to bring oncology services closer to where people live. 

Expanding Cancer Equity Through Resources in Georgia

Feb 14, 2022

Are you a part of an organization providing cancer and survivorship care in Georgia? Fill out our survey to expand our network and help survivors reach resources around the state.

CMS Expands Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography

Feb 10, 2022

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. This screening is aimed at early detection of non-small cell lung cancer.

Augusta University releases study on housing insecurity and cancer survivors

Feb 4, 2022

High housing costs, frequent moves and homelessness are higher among cancer survivors and can negatively affect their long-term care, according to a new study.

Biden relaunches cancer 'moonshot' initiative to help cut death rate

Feb 3, 2022

In 2016, Congress authorized $1.8 billion in funding for the government's moonshot initiative over seven years. There's $410 million left for the next two fiscal years.

Alcohol Tied to 750,000 Cancer Cases Worldwide in 2020

Jan 29, 2022

Approximately 4% of cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2020 can be attributed to alcohol consumption, according to a new WHO report.

In rural Georgia, cervical cancer is still disproportionately killing Black women

Jan 21, 2022

As you venture away from Georgia’s core urban areas, the incidence of cervical cancer grows. For Black women, especially in Georgia’s rural counties, that cancer claims lives disproportionately.

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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.


Research Trials Saves Lives

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


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Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.