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Supporting Research

The Georgia Cancer Center supports shared research resources  and facilities that provide important support to members of the Cancer Center and their collaborators.

The various resources offer access to state-of-the-art technology and computational support at an affordable cost. Training, consultation and support are also available. The Directors of the various cores are experts in the technologies that are offered in their respective Shared Resources.

Shared Resources Directory

Bioinformatics
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BIOINFORMATICS

The Georgia Cancer Center's Bioinformatics  Shared Resource offers state of the art bioinformatic support for analyses of genomic data and statistical support. In addition, the Resource manages the Georgia Cancer Center HPC for advanced computing.

Biorepository
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BIOREPOSITORY

The Georgia Cancer Center's Biorepository provides a wide range of professional sample collection, annotation, and storage solutions.  This Biorepository is also home to a state-wide resource, the Biorepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology (BRAG-Onc), which functions to collect samples from 6 participating sites across the State to represent the diversity of cancer patients within the State and to enhance cancer research in Georgia.

CELL LINES
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CANCER CELL LINES

This list contains the cell lines available at Georgia Cancer Center. The individuals who have kindly contributed to this list are named in the contact column and will provide cell lines on a collaborative basis.

FLOW CYTOMETRY
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FLOW CYTOMETRY

The Georgia Cancer Center's Flow Cytometry Shared Resource provides investigators access to six flow cytometers, including two cell sorters and a variety of analytical instruments.

IMMUNE MONITORING
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IMMUNE MONITORING

The Georgia Cancer Center's Immune Monitoring Shared Resource provides comprehensive immune monitoring services and standardized immune-based assays for basic, clinical and translational studies.

INTEGRATED GENOMICS
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INTEGRATED GENOMICS

The Georgia Cancer Center's Integrated Genomics Shared Resource houses a complete Illumina Sequencing Facility, including Illumina HiSeq, NextSeq, MiSeq and an Ion Proton instruments. The Resource also supports Affymetrix array technologies and analytical support.

PROTEOMICS & METABOLOMICS
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PROTEOMICS & METABOLOMICS

The Georgia Cancer Center's Proteomics & Metabolomics Shared Resource offers state-of-the-art proteomics and metabolomics services as well as assists in the analysis of data.

SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING
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SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING

The Georgia Cancer Center's Small Animal Imaging Shared Resource provides magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for small animals and offers whole-body and other imaging protocols specific to MRI such as quantitative MRI protocols.

 

Publication Policy

Acknowledgment of all GCC Shared Resources is mandatory on publications resulting from consultation with personnel of the Shared Resouces.

Significant involvement in the project, significant involvement in the interpretation of scientific data, involvement in the actual writing of a paper, use of original techniques, and/or novel experimental design by the facility staff are required to be acknowledged by co-authorship and acknowledgment of shared resource facility in accordance with all criteria set forth in Augusta University's hare policy on Authorship of Scholarly Activities. Decisions regarding authorship or acknowledgment should take place during the initial phase of the consultation process.

Research News

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Georgia Cancer Center researcher launches health disparity study on breast cancer in Georgia’s Black community

Learn how a researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center is working to eliminate Georgia's breast cancer disparities.

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STAT-5 molecule holds promise to reprogram white blood cells for better cancer treatment outcome

A group of scientists at the Georgia Cancer Center of Augusta University recently reported that CAR T cells can stay active longer and mediate tumor killing more effectively when STAT5, a key signaling molecule, is kept in an active form within CAR T cells.

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Structural framework for tumors also provides immune protection

Aggressive colorectal cancers set up an interactive network of checkpoints to keep the immune system at bay, scientists report.

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Sydenstricker’s blood transfusion research a century ago led to modern methods of tissue banking

In the early part of the last century, blood transfusions occurred directly from the donor to patient. Virgil Sydenstricker found a better way, and it's still in use today.