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NGMC, other Ga. hospitals to benefit from NCI grants

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ATLANTA - Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and other Georgia hospitals will benefit from grants recently awarded by the National Cancer Institute.

The money will be used to support the development of cancer prevention and treatment strategies.

The hospitals are members of two Georgia-based cancer research consortiums with a statewide reach that will lead NCI’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) in their respective communities.

The award winners are a consortium led by Georgia Regents University Cancer Center in Augusta and a statewide partnership, named “Georgia NCORP,” made up of Atlanta’s Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Savannah’s St. Joseph's/Candler’s Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, and Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology, Research and Education.

Georgia CORE’s affiliates in this endeavor are Harbin Clinic in Rome, John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus, Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon and Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The Georgia NCORP award alone is $5.85 million over five years, providing Georgians with 110 oncology clinical providers in 41 different locations throughout the state.

GRU is working in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, University Cancer and Blood Center in Athens, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and DeKalb Medical in Decatur. Additionally, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah has been awarded NCI funding through a partnership with cancer centers in South Carolina.
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