Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a first step toward the development of a targeted cancer therapy.
A 91-year-old has a passion for life, a love for his family and a strong faith in God. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, Charlie Derrick has not stopped spending his weekends on the dance floor.
To more accurately diagnose and treat multiple myeloma, scientists should look at the numbers in each arm of the Y-shaped cancer causing proteins differently, since one arm naturally has more, with and without cancer.
MCG scientists have found that high levels of a certain gene are correlated to better colorectal cancer survival rates. Next they hope to design a genetic panel that's predictive of prognosis - good or bad.
Find out how you can join in the local fight against cancer with a new 20-mile fundraising goal of $100, free rider registration and access to the May 10 opening celebration with country music star Chris Janson.
In her new role, Dr. Martha S. Tingen will work to build a cancer prevention and control research program to assess the impact of healthier lifestyle choices on reducing preventable cancer deaths in the region.
MCG scientists now know how the immune system rids the body of tumor cells, helping prevent cancer metastasis.
From developing some of the first oral contraceptives to pioneering telemedicine technologies for faster stroke intervention, doctors at Augusta University and its historic Medical College of Georgia have long been recognized as leaders in...
“I definitely see the importance of regional hospitals. When communities lose regional hospitals, communities die.”
One woman is fundraising for the Georgia Cancer Center and riding 100 miles to remember, honor and celebrate her mother-in-law, who lost her life to lung cancer.
Rallying around a cause he’s passionate about, one Augusta man joined a fundraising event for the Georgia Cancer Center to find his community.
“For select people, endoscopic skull base surgery avoids a lot of the incisions, retractions and disruption, and it’s a more direct route to areas of the base of the skull and brain.”
Researchers at the Georgia Cancer Center are taking the fight to rural Georgia communities with the extension of a program grant that provides smoking cessation and prevention services to African-American communities in partnership with area...
In a Grand Rounds presentation earlier this month, a gastroenterologist shared that doctors could save the lives of enough patients to fill Yankee Stadium five times over if they could increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
A close faculty mentor and more than two years of research experiments led one Augusta University student to a breakthrough.
Dr. Jorge Cortes, an international leader in clinical research in leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has been named director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
When it comes to performing complex surgery, even the best surgeon may need a helping hand, even if that hand is cold, metal and strong enough to hold the smallest of instruments.
It has long been known that African Americans die at higher rates from bladder cancer than do European Americans. New research looking at differences in the way tumor cells in African American patients metabolize proteins and nutrients could be the...
No matter where students at the Medical College of Georgia are on their academic journey, it is the perfect time to find a mentor ready to help guide their career path.
A free, simple screening for lung cancer can save a patient money, while building a healthy relationship for any medical needs they may have in the future.