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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.

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.

Snellville cancer survivor sees work at Camp Twin Lakes as a way to give back

Dec 25, 2018

With a childhood that included two bouts with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Mikaela “KB” Beck is all too familiar with the ravages of cancer. Fortunately, she’s also more than familiar with the healing influence of Camp Twin Lakes, which this year commemorated its 25th anniversary.

Georgia CORE publishes revealing report on how Tobacco Master Settlement funds are spent

Dec 19, 2018

In December 2018, Georgia CORE published a policy briefing of the history, purpose, and uses of Georgia’s tobacco settlement.

Media, News & Events

Nancy Paris talks up Georgia CORE in Metro Atlanta CEO

Metro Atlanta CEO, the leading publication focusing exclusively on business issues in Atlanta, asked Nancy to talk about Georgia CORE's history and mission.

 About Us

5/15/2019

Learn more about the program that funds breast cancer education, screening and treatment to underserved Georgians.

Georgians are encouraged to purchase or renew the Breast Cancer License Tag, the funds from which go to help breast cancer patients in our state.

 About Us

5/20/2019

2019 Request for Proposal has been released!

Awards of up to $50,000 will be made for Treatment Service Projects and for Education, Prevention and Screening Services Projects.

 Screening & Genetics

7/22/2019

Georgia CORE recently published a policy briefing on Georgia’s tobacco settlement funds. Take a look at it here.

Of the more than $3 billion that has been allocated to Georgia to date, less than 10 percent has been directed to cancer prevention and treatment in recent years.

 Resources & Education

5/17/2019

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