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Bidirectional impact of cardiovascular disease, cancer in Blacks focus of new AHA center at MCG

Bidirectional impact of cardiovascular disease, cancer in Blacks focus of new AHA center at MCG

July 21, 2021

Cardiovascular disease and cancer, the nation’s top two killers, share common ground like obesity and chronic inflammation, as well as a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. A new American Heart Association-funded center at the Medical College of Georgia is working to better understand the bidirectional dynamic, including how to intervene when, for example, cancer treatment itself results in heart problems.

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Georgia Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Georgia Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

June 09, 2021

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

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