Georgia CORE in the News

 

 

COFFEE WITH AMERICA on WAGA/TV, November 18, 2017 

Georgia's Breast Cancer License Tag Program 

Angie Patterson, Vice President of Georgia CORE and a 16 year breast cancer survivor, discusses Georgia’s Breast Cancer License Tag Program, which supports breast cancer education and screening for the underserved in Georgia.

 

NEWSWEEK, October 21, 2017

Georgia Leaders Put Workforce First; Collaboration Toward Better Cancer Care 

Being small,  nimble and  public-private means that Georgia CORE can move quickly. We tend to work on one innovation, then share the development with other organizations so that they can continue and then move on to another. It's very dynamic and gratifying, because we always see new projects coming along. As far as we know, there is no other organization like ours in the country. Georgia CORE can play an important role engaging with institutions across the country and share our experience.  Full Story 

 

ALBANY CEO, ALBANY HERALD October, 2017 

Horizons Community Solutions Awarded $50,000 from Georgia’s Breast Cancer License Tag Fund

Thanks to citizens purchasing Georgia’s Breast Cancer License Tags, Horizons Community Solutions in Albany will reach out to at least 1,000 women in Dougherty and Terrell Counties to increase  their awareness of the availabilty of no-cost breast cancer screening services for low income, unisured women. Full Story (Albany CEO)   Full Story (Albany Herald) 

 

WINSHIPCANCER.EMORY.EDU, September, 2017

The Visionaries: Nancy Paris created Georgia CORE to Improve and Support a Stronger Clinical Trials Network in the State                                                                                                                                                                                            

In 2005, Georgia CORE incorporated, with the mission of creating and maintaining a clinical trials network with collaboration between community physicians and doctors from academic research centers across the state.To this day, Georgia CORE continues efforts to reduce healthcare disparities, increase cancer education and prevention, and improve access to clinical trials regardless of where a Georgian lives or is diagnosed.  Full Story

 

MDATL.COM, September, 2017 

Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) Is Approved for Tier III Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute                                                                                                                                                                    

The award from PCORI will enable Georgia CORE to engage cancer survivors, healthcare providers and many other stakeholders in the process of developing research to address the needs of vulnerable cancer survivors in Georgia. Full Story

 

NORTHFULTON.COM, HERALD NEWSPAPERS, June, 2017

Support from children, neighbors, friends help in fighting cancer- Stories of Cancer Survivors on GeorgiaCancerInfo.org

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – There are some years when you just can’t wait for them to end, so you have a fresh start. For Melina Bischoff, that year was 2015; when she was 47 years old. In February, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 melanoma. In March, after 20 years of marriage, her divorce was finalized. In July, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Full Story

Educating men through the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition - Stories of Cancer Survivors on GeorgiaCancerInfo.org

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - I beat this disease and want to help more men do the same with early detection (PSA exams) and annual physicals. Our goal at the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition is to have all men get PSA exams and DRE at age 40. Those at high risk should start these at 35. Full Story

Working through cancer, physically and mentally - Stories of Cancer Survivors on GeorgiaCancerInfo.org

ROSWELL, Ga. - What cancer did do for Edye was change the way she views everything, from how green the trees are to how she treats other people. In confronting mortality, she’s had renewed insight into what is important and what is not. In many ways, she let go worrying about other people’s opinions. Still, being a cancer survivor isn’t easy. “The word survivor is really big. I know I now fit into that category. Somehow, I feel that it is almost heavier than the diagnosis.”  Full Story

 

Cancer Survivors Have Unmet Emotional Needs

In Georgia, there are currently close to 410,740 cancer survivors. New research shows that many of these survivors have unmet emotional needs related to cancer survivorship and few of these patients receive survivorship resources to address these needs. However, patients that do access these resources overwhelmingly find them helpful. Full Story

 

 

 

Media Releases

NEWS from Georgia CORE                                                                                

Media contact: JStanton@georgiacore.org

 

November 14, 2017

Four Georgia Scientists Awarded Breast Cancer Research Awards 

Three breast cancer researchers from three different universities in Georgia have been awarded $50,000 each and a fourth awarded $25,000 thanks to funding from It’s The Journey and The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). The two non-profits teamed up to provide $175,000 to recognize creative ideas that may advance progress toward detecting, treating or curing breast cancer.  Awardees of $50,000 include:

·      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

·      And $25,000 was awarded to Dora Il’yasova, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

News Release     Susan Thomas photo     Mandi Murph photo     Aneja Ritu photo     Dora Il'yasova photo

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Nancy Paris Invested as Member of Venerable Order of St. John                                                                                           

Nancy Paris, President and CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, was recently invested as a member of the Venerable Order of St. John in the Priory in the USA. Their mission: A Shared Dedication to Improving the Human Condition. Pro fide (For the faith) and Pro utilitate hominum (For the service of mankind).  News Release  Photo

 

OCTOBER 5, 2017

Five Prominent Atlanta Women Share Personal Breast Cancer Survivor Stories                                                                               

To mark October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Atlanta, the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) is sharing the breast cancer survivorship journeys of five of Atlanta’s most well-known and respected women throughout the month on the Cancer Survivorship Connection website, https://www.georgiacancerinfo.org/survivorship/survivors.    News Release  Photo

 

AUGUST 28, 2017

Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) Is Approved for Tier III Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute     

The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on Improving the Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors in Georgia. Georgia CORE will use the funds provided through PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards program to build a partnership of individuals and groups who share a desire to advance patient-centered outcomes research focused on cancer survivorship.  News Release

 

JULY 15, 2017

Georgia’s Breast Cancer License Tag Fund Awards $300,000 to Statewide Programs for Uninsured                                             

Thanks to citizens purchasing Georgia’s Breast Cancer License Tags (BCLT), six organizations across the state have been awarded grants totaling $300,000, for breast cancer education and screening, and treatment for underserved Georgians. Twenty-two dollars ($22) of each tag purchased or thirty-five ($35) of each tag renewed funds the $300,000 in awards, administered by the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) on behalf of the State Office of Rural Health in the Department of Community Health.   News Release

 

JUNE 15, 2017 

Cancer Non-Profits Team Up To Offer Breast Cancer Research Awards                                                                                                     

A new funding opportunity for innovative cancer research in Georgia is being made available through collaboration with It’s The Journey and The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). The two non-profits are teaming up to provide $150,000 for three awards to Georgia-based organizations with new, creative ideas that may advance progress toward detecting, treating or curing breast cancer. News Release

 

JUNE, 2017

Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories During National Cancer Survivorship Month                                                                                      

In celebration of National Cancer Survivor month in June, Georgia CORE’s survivor website, georgiacancerinfo.org/survivorship will post at least one new cancer survivor story every day throughout the month.  Stories come from men and women all across the state, from their 20s to the 80s, who have survived a variety of cancer diagnoses.  Among Georgians sharing their story are pancreatic cancer survivor Howard Young, who has defied the odds by surviving and is raising money and awareness for cancer research and the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Atlanta, Janice McKenzie-Crayton, whose face is on a poster at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport telling visitors that “In the Fight Against Breast Cancer, We All are One.”   News Release