Georgians will soon have an opportunity to sign onto a landmark national cancer study that will help researchers further unravel what causes or contributes to cancer. The American Cancer Society is starting its third long-range research project, and organizers want about 10,000 Georgians on board.
Some former employees at the Savannah River Site near Augusta who have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer may be getting some help with medical claims. A program to compensate the cancer victims includes workers whose previous claims might have been rejected.
If you’re an African American living in Georgia, your chances of surviving cancer decrease, a study finds. Researchers from the University of Georgia focused the study on mortality-to-incidence ratios, or MIR’s, across the state.
After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," a Komen statement said.
The President of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta wants lawmakers to put the institution’s funding for cancer research back into the state budget. The university chief says without state support Georgia could lose the fight against the disease.