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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," updated national guidelines change the range for lung cancer screening from ages 55-80 to 50-80, as well as the risk threshold from 30 pack-years to 20 pack-years.

Georgia CORE and partners awarded five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

Jul 10, 2020

Georgia CORE has received a five-year grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the amount of $795,560 per year to provide colorectal screening, education, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 Georgians.

Georgia CORE resurrects its survivorship inspiration blog

Jun 30, 2020

Read the newest entry by Survivorship Advisory Board member Rebecca Palpant-Shimkets.

Meeting cancer survivors' unmet needs

Jun 26, 2020

A survey of more than 800 cancer survivors in Georgia revealed a wide range of physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. Learn more about the survey results here. Georgia CORE is working to build a catalog of resources for survivors to assess and meet those needs.

Georgia CORE Board members assess impact of COVID-19 on cancer care

Jun 19, 2020

Current data on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care in Georgia was developed by Flatiron and Georgia NCORP.

Thinking of our survivors, but also....

Jun 4, 2020

Angie and Nancy share thoughts and Georgia CORE's position on recent tragic events.

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

May 14, 2020

Remarkable effort in support of our amazing healthcare workers in Georgia and reminder what can happen when people come together for the greater good!

Lifting up Albany

Apr 22, 2020

This week, Georgia CORE recognizes and honors Albany for the community’s heroic frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinical research slowing down due to COVID-19, but partners in Georgia taking leadership roles in t

Apr 14, 2020

Clinical research slowing down due to COVID-19, but partners in Georgia taking leadership roles in the fight.

Survivor, self-care and a special reflection on COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

See messages from Angie, Alice and Dr. Mumber, reflecting on COVID-19.

Georgia CORE leadership responds to COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

See messages from Nancy, Dr. Pippas and Dr. Schnell regarding the pandemic.

Medicare now covering genetic testing, tax season is great, photos from recent events and more!

Feb 14, 2020

Find out how recent guidelines have changed, expanding Medicare coverage to genetic testing for hereditary cancers.

New year, new mission and more!

Dec 20, 2019

Board members gathered at the Carter Center in September to finalize Georgia CORE's new Strategic Plan, Nancy gives overview of plan and announces new mission of advancing cancer care through partnerships and innovation.

A Thanksgiving note from Angie Patterson, National Family History Day and more

Nov 22, 2019

Georgia CORE launches Georgia Gives campaign, Dr. Charles Nash is designated as the physician investigator representative to the Executive Committee of GA NCORP, and more cancer headlines.

Lots of cancer headlines, Dr. Curran wins award and more

Oct 28, 2019

Matt Mumber award winner featured and Breast Cancer License Tag winners gather.

NCI renews GA NCORP for $11M

Sep 19, 2019

Two GA NCORP programs receive a total of $17 million in grants, annual research fund increases by more than more than a third and more headlines.

Georgia ranks poorly in ACS report, Lynn Durham featured Survivor's Voice and more

Aug 22, 2019

Georgia fares poorly when it comes to implementing laws and policies aimed at preventing and treating cancer, according to a report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network. Dr. Schnell is appointed to Commission on Cancer.

GASCO Annual Meeting & Seay Lecture, news from our partners and more

Jul 24, 2019

Preview of GASCO Annual Meeting & Seay Lecture, donation from zinnia farmers, spots air on WABE promoting the Breast Cancer License Tag program and more cancer headlines.

New website, survivorship month, oncology massage and more

Jun 14, 2019

Preview of new website, Q&A with an oncology massage therapist, and more cancer headlines.

New money for genetics, new partnerships, new plan and an award for Nancy

May 7, 2019

Georgia CORE President & CEO Nancy Paris received the Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award from the Georgia Legislative Women's Caucus. As a result of working with the GC3 and the Legislature, new in the State budget this year is $72,000 for genetics.

GCCRT's 4th Annual Forum well attended, Georgia CORE adds new team members, and more

Mar 22, 2019

The keynote speaker of the forum was Robert Smith, PhD, Vice President of Cancer Screening for the American Cancer Society. Dr. Smith spoke about the new national campaign, "80% in Every Community" and the 2018 ACS CRC Screening Guidelines, which lowered the recommended screening age to 45.

First Cancer Advocacy Breakfast a success

Feb 25, 2019

Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick joined cancer experts and advocates as well as other elected officials at the first GC3 Cancer Advocacy Breakfast on Feb. 7.

Highlights from 2018, donate to research on your income tax form and more

Jan 29, 2019

The Georgia Cancer Research Fund is one of nine nonprofit, donor-dependent organizations listed on the Georgia 500 income tax form. Part of the 2018 disbursement was awarded to Veena N. Rao, PhD of the Morehouse School of Medicine in partnership with It’s The Journey.

Media, News & Events

New ASCO COVID-19 Registry Aims to Understand Impact on Patients During Pandemic, Inform Future Care

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry.

 Research 4/20/2020

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

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.

Georgia CORE's Dr. Hamrick breaks down national data on how COVID-19 has been impacting cancer care in Georgia.

 Media & Events 6/25/2020

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

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

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