Author - Chris Curry

Chris Curry is Communications Coordinator for the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-799-8841 or chrcurry@augusta.edu.

Voting underway for student films about tobacco dangers

Their goal is same: to educate people about the dangers of tobacco use. But only one of the 18 public service announcements produced by students in Rick Pukis’ class can be crowned “Audience Favorite.” The films were produced as part of a partnership between the Department of Communications and the...

Support groups aid patients in cancer care

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer… three of the more common cancers diagnosed in the country. But even with all of those patients living in America, it would be tough to find people who aren’t feeling alone in the fight for their life. That’s why support groups and the help they offer can...

Augusta University surpasses $1 million fundraising goal

The 2017 IGIVE fundraiser for Augusta University exceeded its $1 million goal for the third consecutive year. With the help of alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and community partners, the campaign raised $1,072,768 according to an announcement made by university officials during the Augusta U Brew-N...

Put on the pink to raise awareness about breast cancer

Pink… it’s a color your see plenty of around campus during the month of October. Starting Friday, Augusta University faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear pink to recognize the men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. You can show off the power of pink during each Friday this month...

Educating women about gynecological cancer

This month is the perfect time to talk to the women in your life about their health to make sure they’re talking to their family doctor about the dangers of gynecological cancers. “Talk as much as you can, because there are no dumb questions,” said Christine Hensley, an ovarian cancer patient at...

Hooks named assistant dean with College of Nursing

Dr. J. Dwayne Hooks Jr. will be the new assistant dean for community partnerships at Augusta University’s College of Nursing. Hooks comes to Augusta from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia where he has worked since 2014. During his time at Kennesaw State, Hooks has served as a clinical...

Modified prostate cancer surgery offers men better recovery

Dr. Rabii Madi, director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at the Georgia Cancer Center, believes the Retzius-Sparing method for prostate cancer surgery can help men get back to a normal routine faster than tradition surgery. The benefits include regaining urine control sooner, as well as...

Sickle cell patient hopes her story inspires hope for others

Life is never the same for a child diagnosed with sickle cell disease. They must learn the strategies necessary to live a normal live with an uncommon condition. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute estimates between 90,000 – 100,000 Americans are living with sickle cell. “I...

Get your official t-shirt for the Pink Pumpkin Party

The official t-shirt for the Georgia Cancer Center’s Pink Pumpkin Party is now available to order. The shirt comes in pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, with the Augusta University shield and the Georgia Cancer Center’s logo on the sleeve. You can buy a shirt for $12. There are sizes Small...

Hanging ribbons and sharing stories of childhood cancer

Patients at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and their families hung gold ribbons around trees lining the breezeway Friday. The gold ribbon represents childhood cancer. Ribbons could be hung to honor a child’s life or in memory of a child who did not survive his or her fight with cancer. Jim...

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