African American women are almost three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women in Georgia. Black mothers in rural areas of Georgia are at an even higher risk.
Children as young as 8 can be vaccinated against HPV, which is the top defense against cervical cancer. Dr. Sharad Ghamande and his research team at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University are conducting trials aimed at prevention.
In the United States, an estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year and about 13,000 women ultimately die every year from it. The Georgia Cancer Center is helping women fight back against this aggressive cancer.