This June, Georgia Tech joins the nation in celebrating Cancer Survivor Month, a time each year that commemorates cancer survivors and caregivers.
Cancer survivors include those who have just been diagnosed, as well as those post-treatment, navigating the difficulties of their return to regular activities. Working to understand the hardships that cancer survivors face during and after treatment is a critical component of supporting those who are fighting cancer. There are approximately 17 million cancer survivors living in the U.S. today, as well as countless close friends and family members of survivors who supported them, stepping into the role of caregivers and sharing in their loved ones’ battles against cancer.
Organizations such as the American Institute for Cancer Research and CancerCare provide lists of resources on their websites for both navigating the world as a post-treatment cancer survivor and for learning more about the survivorship experience. Lists of resources can be found here.
Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories
Georgia Tech students and faculty constantly go above and beyond in the fields of academics and research, but many have done so with the added challenge of being a cancer survivor.
Olympian, Econ Alumna, and Cancer Survivor Chaunté Lowe is Using Her Platform for Good
Q&A with Emily Alicea-Munoz
Patient’s Story Inspires Researchers
Cancer Research at Tech
Georgia Tech’s best-in-class cancer research includes cancer diagnostic and therapeutic work at the Integrated Cancer Research Center, as well as the use of Cell Manufacturing Technologies in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. Some of Tech’s partners include Emory University, whose Winship Cancer Institute is at the forefront of cancer research, and the NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies, which brings together leading research universities to address cell-based therapeutics for broad industry and clinical use. Follow the discoveries we’re making here at Tech in the stories below.
Lymph Nodes and Cancer Immunotherapy
Research Offers New Insights on Risks, Onset, Progression
‘Programmable Medicine’ Is the Goal for New Bio-circuitry Research
App Detects Harsh Side Effect of Breast Cancer Treatment
A New Strategy to Fight Cancer
Georgia Tech and Emory Researchers Use Ultrasound to Develop Delivery System
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Professor Michelle Dawson investigates the role of bone marrow derived cells in tumor growth and metastasis.
Turgay Ayer, professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, explores the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology inside the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University School of Medicine.