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Outside of the Georgia Cancer Center's Outpatient Services.
Georgia Cancer Center's Outpatient Services clinic

Throughout September, several awareness campaigns are held across the country to shed light on issues impacting our communities, including suicide prevention and addiction recovery. Below are a few of the news stories to consider and the experts available for interviews.

Cortes discusses September cancer awareness

From prostate to childhood cancers, September is the designated awareness month for several types of cancer and the Georgia Cancer Center will be hanging ribbons throughout the month to bring attention to some of the nation’s leading diseases. Schedule an interview with Dr. Jorge Cortes, director of the Georgia Cancer Center, to learn more on how the center is using this month to remember the survivors and those who lost their battles to these illnesses.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the focus on depression and mental health. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 800,000 people die per year to suicide, a suicide every 40 seconds. To help combat this statistic, Georgia Cancer Center’s Dr. Marlo Vernon has helped to launch the center’s suicide prevention efforts to assist those in need. Schedule a time to speak with Dr. Vernon to get more information on how these initiatives are being used in the Augusta area.

Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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Danielle Harris Written by Danielle Harris

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