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.
Only a handful of Georgia cities ban smoking at all bars and restaurants. The City currently follows state law and allows smoking at bars if they don't hire minors. Restaurants must have separate smoking sections.