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The big C - Cover Story
December 2013 Issue
This year, 50,000 Georgians will be diagnosed with cancer; more than 16,000 will die from the disease.* Almost 5,000 Georgians will die from lung cancer alone; 12,000 women will die from breast cancer; and more than 1,000 people, mostly men, will die from pancreatic cancer. Nationwide, more than 580,000 people will die from some form of cancer, more than 1,300 of them children. At the University of Georgia, researchers are working to reduce those numbers by developing new strategies to diagnose, treat and possibly one day cure cancer, a complex set of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Over the past decade UGA scientists have received more than $114 million in grant money to develop new detection methods and treatments, identify causes and explore possible cures. In addition, scientists are raising awareness of the deadly illnesses, helping Georgians better understand the importance of cancer screenings and healthy lifestyles that have proven to help fight against some cancer …
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