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Today is National GBM Awareness Day; meet Julia, a brain tumor survivor

Jul 21, 2021

For GBM Awareness Day, we introduce you to our very own Julia Veitinger. Julia is a public health student and interning here at Georgia CORE this summer. Julia also happens to be a survivor of a brain cancer tumor, having gotten diagnosed at age 21. Hear her story, in her Voice.

New tags are here!

Jul 12, 2021

Georgia CORE says farewell to Alice Kerber.

Tony Sundermeier: Hardest lesson was when things didn’t go according to my plan

Jun 29, 2021

Read about a survivor's emotional struggle and spiritual growth.

Two more Voices, ways to meet survivors' physical needs and more

Jun 22, 2021

Read news coverage of Lynn's recent presentations to local Rotaries.

Our CORE Feature: Read in his voice cancer survivor Vern Hakes' appreciation for his caregiver

Jun 15, 2021

June is National Cancer Survivorship month. Read how we're celebrating our survivors and please share this newsletter.

Our CORE Feature: Meet survivor Stephanie, check out our new Georgia Trend ad and more

Jun 8, 2021

Please read how we are celebrating National Cancer Survivorship month.

Announcing National Cancer Survivorship Month

Jun 1, 2021

And Georgia CORE is hiring!

Our CORE Feature: Learn more about Board member "Dr. Ram"

May 24, 2021

We knew that Dr. Ram’s expertise and history of outreach with colleagues throughout the state would make him a perfect fit when we were looking to fill a seat on the Board of Directors.

As part of the new Our CORE Feature series, meet Board member Steven McLaughlin

Apr 28, 2021

Our CORE Feature will highlight our fantastic volunteers, partners and other people that make Georgia CORE what it is.

New hire, new team come together

Apr 16, 2021

Georgia CORE is gleaning from the past and gearing up from the future.

This is no April Fool's joke!

Apr 1, 2021

In the wee last hours of the General Assembly, Georgia CORE's main priorities of a budget restoration and new cancer awareness tags were approved.

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Mar 23, 2021

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years that began 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. The program is part of the CDC's national SreenOutCancer initiative. For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, here's an update of the program's progress.

National Cancer Prevention Month is also Black History Month

Feb 19, 2021

Read on to learn how Komen is lifting up both black history and cancer prevention.

It's tax time! Donate to cancer research in Georgia while doing your taxes.

Feb 11, 2021

Read on to learn how easily you can contribute as little as $1 to cancer research in Georgia.

World Cancer Day and new screening site reveal

Feb 4, 2021

It's World Cancer Day, and we reveal the new and improved breast and ovarian cancer screening tool. Also, Dr. Fred Schnell remembers Dr. Joe Simone.

A word from our new president

Jan 27, 2021

Read on to learn about Lynn's priorities.

New year, new team!

Jan 13, 2021

Meet the new team members, access new survivorship materials, and more!

Angie Patterson, Georgia CORE VP, says farewell

Dec 22, 2020

"There are so many emotions about leaving Georgia CORE, which has been my home away from home. It has been a joy and honor to work here."

Georgia Tech's Dr. Lynn Durham named President & CEO of Georgia CORE

Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Durham, currently Georgia Tech’s Vice President for Institute Relations replaces Nancy M. Paris, who headed up the nonprofit since its inception and announced her retirement earlier this year.

Georgia CORE Chair Dr. Pippas shares thoughts on Nancy's retirement

Oct 2, 2020

It is with bittersweet emotion that the Board of Directors has accepted Nancy Paris’ resignation as President & CEO of Georgia CORE, effective at the end of this year.

A letter from Nancy

Sep 18, 2020

After nearly 20 years, Nancy resigns as President & CEO of Georgia CORE.

Creativity on the front lines

Sep 10, 2020

For this edition of GeorgiaCancerInfo, we offer a glimpse into the humanity behind the white coats, masks, and hospital badges and the creativity that exists in all of us, even when all we can think of is saving lives, sometimes our own.

Straight Talk virtual panel report, awards, accreditations and more

Sep 1, 2020

Click here for a report on the breast cancer research panel discussion and a link to the recorded program.

Georgia CORE and It's The Journey sponsor "Straight Talk: Breast Cancer Research Highlights and Hope

Aug 12, 2020

Details on virtual panel on breast cancer research, news from GSU and more.

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

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).


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.


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Georgia CORE is a state-supported nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.