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Georgia Cancer Research Fund

Your tax filing can help fight cancer

When you prepare your next Georgia income tax return – please consider adding a few dollars to Line 33 (on p. 4) to support the Georgia Cancer Research Fund.

Those funds go straight to researchers who are hard at work in Georgia labs finding new ways to fight cancer. They’re developing new treatments and new tools for diagnosis – and they’re grateful for Georgians who choose to support them. 

It’s easy to do: Just enter any amount (over $1) on Line 33 of Georgia’s Income Tax Form 500. The state’s Department of Revenue will factor this amount into your tax refund or liability – so you don’t have to write a separate check or take any other action. 

Won’t you join us? Download the form here.

Georgia State Income Tax Check Off

Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant

In 2022, just in time for Cancer Research Month, Georgia CORE awarded Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD (pictured left) of the Emory University School of Medicine and Lisa Flowers, MD, MPH of the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady a Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant from the Georgia Cancer Research Fund. The $100,000 grant will fund a clinical trial titled, "Phase I Dose Escalation Study of the Use of ACU-D1, a Topical Proteasome Inhibitor in HPV associate Vulvar and Perianal Lesion in People with HIV." It will study the efficacy of a self-applied medication that has the potential to treat and reduce the volume of vulvar and perianal premalignant disease and will widen the preventive treatment options in populations significantly burdened by vulvar and perianal cancers.  

Breast Cancer Research Partnership Award 

In 2019, Georgia CORE, with equal contributions from It’s The Journey and A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta awarded a $100,000 grant to Veena Rao, PhD Morehouse School of Medicine for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research. In 2018, grants totaling $150,000 were given with It's the Journey to (pictured from left to right) Cheryl Gomillion, PhD of the University of Georgia Research Foundation; Adam Marcus, PhD of Emory University; and Dr. Rao.

  

The partnership award was first granted with It's the Journey in 2017, when Susan Thomas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Mandi Murph, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Georgia; and Ritu Aneja, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Center for Inflammation, Immunity and Infection, Department of Biology, Georgia State University were granted $50,000 each. An additional $25,000 was awarded to Dora Il’yasova, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University.

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