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Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Dec 7, 2020

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nov 6, 2020

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

A letter from Nancy

Sep 18, 2020

After nearly two decades, Nancy announces her resignation as president & CEO of Georgia CORE

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. 

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.

Northside Hospital BMT Program ‘significantly’ exceeds expected survival rates for 11th year

Jul 15, 2020

For an 11th consecutive year, the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute has been recognized as having among the best survival outcomes in the United States for bone marrow transplants. 

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.

Ga CaRes increasing service to minority and medically underserved populations in Georgia

May 21, 2020

In less than a year, nearly 100 patients have been enrolled in clinical trials as a part of the GA CaRes partnership, 68% of which are MU.

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

May 13, 2020

Nearly 400 volunteers in 58 counties have been cutting out fabric and elastic, handling administrative duties and of course, sewing.

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).

Safety of patients and staff always the top priority

Apr 6, 2020

At University Cancer & Blood Center, the safety of our patients and staff is always a top priority. To address the challenge of reducing risk of exposure while maintaining uninterrupted treatment plans, we proactively implemented a thorough screening process for patients and employees entering our building very early in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Compassion and Connection: A Meditation Series for Members of the Cancer Community

Apr 6, 2020

Beginning April 9 at 9am, you are invited to a weekly meditation and mindfulness session to amplify support and encouragement among the cancer care team.

Find your balance through the best and worst of times

Mar 29, 2020

Maintaining balance for ourselves through collaborations with established and innovative partners is vital.

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.

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and Georgia CORE cosponsor luncheon to provide in-depth look at breast cancer disparities in metro Atlanta

Jan 20, 2020

Emory University researcher discusses prevalent disparity affecting African American women.

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.

Media, News & Events

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.


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.


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).


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Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofitthat 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.