June 22, 2015
Winship researcher named to National Cancer Advisory Board
President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to appoint Winship's Associate Director of Cancer Outcomes Research Deborah Watkins Bruner as one of five new members of the National Cancer Advisory Board.
June 17, 2015
Owonikoko Selected for the ASCO Leadership Development Program
Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, a clinician and researcher at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leadership Development Program.
June 16, 2015
Winship expands access at two additional Emory Heathcare hospitals
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has expanded access to its high quality cancer care in alignment with its broad clinical research program at both Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
June 10, 2015
Reclassifying brain tumors with precision
A ground-breaking study led by Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD, that is part of The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network will change the way patients with diffuse gliomas, a form of brain tumor, will be diagnosed and treated in the future.
June 2, 2015
Landmark multiple myeloma studies from Winship
Winship-led studies presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago show effective use of two different immune-based therapies that could significantly increase treatment options for multiple myeloma patients.
May 26, 2015
Winship discoveries highlighted at ASCO 2015 meeting
Winship investigators at the ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting taking place in Chicago on May 29 to June 2 will present several promising new approaches to cancer patients, including immune-based drugs and novel forms of radiation, the use of biomarkers in therapeutic decision-making, and several landmark clinical trials of immediate interest to patients under active care.
May 21, 2015
Researchers discover molecular approach to promote cancer cell death
Lung cancer researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a novel strategy to exploit apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, for the treatment of lung cancer.
May 13, 2015
Winship multiple myeloma study featured at ASCO 2015
The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a preview today of a landmark Winship-led study that could significantly increase treatment options for multiple myeloma patients.
May 5, 2015
Winship Researchers Receive NCI Informatics Award
Two Winship Cancer Institute researchers, David Gutman, MD, PhD and Lee Cooper, PhD, have received a $3.5M Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) U24 award from the National Cancer Institute.
May 4, 2015
Winship Names New Associate Director of Population Sciences
Carla J. Berg, PhD was named associate director of population sciences at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
April 29, 2015
Braves President Named Grand Marshal of Winship 5K
John Schuerholz, legendary president of the Atlanta Braves, will serve as grand marshal of the 5th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K run/walk to be held on Saturday, October 3. Schuerholz was successfully treated for prostate cancer last summer at Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
April 21, 2015
Study Shows Effectiveness of Novel Radiation Therapy Technique
A newly published study led by Winship radiation oncologist, Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, shows total skin electron irradiation (TSEI) using a dual-beam rotational technique matches or improves upon conventional TSEI techniques in treating cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
April 17, 2015
Winship Experts to Speak at 2015 AACR Meeting
More than two-dozen cancer investigators from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will present their research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in Philadelphia, April 18-22.
April 14, 2015
ResearchMatch Kiosk Visits The Emory Clinic
As an organization which aims to expedite the translation of healthcare discoveries to patients, Emory Healthcare is pleased to offer a ResearchMatch.org kiosk for people who are willing to learn more about research studies on a secure and convenient website.
March 30, 2015
Winship Celebrates Patient Appreciation Week
Winship's Patient and Family Resource Center is hosting a variety of events to celebrate Patient Appreciation Week. All events are free and open to patients, family members, and staff.
March 26, 2015
Winship Lung Cancer Experts Take Aim at Big Tobacco
Fadlo R. Khuri, MD and Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, top lung cancer clinicians and researchers at Winship Cancer Institute, have co-authored an editorial in the April issue of the journal Cancer that takes a bold step against major tobacco companies.
March 19, 2015
Winship and Emory's Khuri Named President of American University of Beirut
Winship's deputy director, Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, today was named president of American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He will begin his tenure there on September 1, 2015 following a formal inaugural ceremony.
March 13, 2015
Breast cancer survivors needed for massage study
Fatigue related to breast cancer treatment can be a significant problem. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute and the Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are conducting a study to see if massage therapy can offer some relief.
March 12, 2015
Winship contributes to NSCLC drug approval
The FDA has approved Nivolumab (Opdivo TM) for the treatment of patients with previously treated metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, served as the principal investigator of the Checkmate 063 study, which was one of the two clinical trials that formed the basis for the FDA approval.
March 9, 2015
Winship Names New Chief Medical and Quality Officers
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has named Sagar Lonial, MD as chief medical officer and Charles A. Staley, MD as chief quality officer effective February 2015.
March 2, 2015
Winship Research Featured as Journal Cover Story
A study initiated by Dr. Viraj Master at Winship Cancer Institute is the featured cover story in this month's journal, Cancer. The study shows that a video-based educational tool given to prostate cancer patients can significantly improve their understanding of key terms essential to making decisions about prostate cancer treatment.
Feb. 24, 2015
Winship Welcomes New Faculty
Winship Cancer Institute is proud to announce the newest cancer researchers and clinicians to join our faculty since August 2014. The group represents a variety of schools and departments at Emory University.
Feb. 13, 2015
Dynan Lab Receives NASA Grant
Winship member William S. Dynan, PhD and the Dynan lab have been awarded a 3-year, $1.15 million NASA grant to investigate "Exosomes and secretory factors as mediators of non-targeted effects of HZE particles."
Jan. 30, 2015
President calls for more cancer research
President Obama announced a Precision Medicine Initiative that calls for a $215 million investment in research, development and innovation in areas that directly impact basic cancer research happening here at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta.
Jan. 26, 2015
Winship research featured in new ASCO annual progress report
Research studies from two Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University experts are highlighted in the newly released Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Jan. 6, 2015
ACTSI and Winship launch new consultation service
Winship and the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) have launched a new consultation service to ensure that research involving human subjects meets the highest ethical standards.
Dec. 24, 2014
Winship members named to MilliPub Club, Emory 1%
Winship researcher, Georgia Chen, PhD was named to Emory's MilliPub Club and several others received Emory 1% Awards in 2014.
Dec. 15, 2014
Winship Cancer Institute Celebrates 2014 Accomplishments
2014 for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University included a top 25 cancer center ranking from US News & World Report, selection for the NCI's National Clinical Trials Network and the enrollment of over 800 patients in new therapeutic trials.
Dec. 5, 2014
Winship physician and researcher honored by Korean Broadcasting System
Winship member, Dong Moon Shin, MD, is one of five award recipients this year of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Overseas Compatriots Award in the category of science and technology.
Dec. 4, 2014
Winship Faculty Share Discoveries at ASH Annual Meeting
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University physicians and researchers will participate in the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in San Francisco, California on December 6-9, 2014.
Nov. 24, 2014
Winship members elected as 2014 AAAS Fellows
Winship members Jeremy Boss, Richard Cummings, Haian Fu and Fadlo Khuri are among the Emory faculty elected by their peers as AAAS Fellows for 2014, honoring their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership.
Nov. 20, 2014
A National Cancer Institute-funded study headed by Rollins School of Public Health's Dr. Michelle Kegler suggests most of the households with smokers are receptive to going smoke free and, with some simple help, can succeed.
Nov. 3, 2014
Rein Saral Retires
In July 1991, Rein Saral, MD, was recruited to head up the bone marrow transplant program at Winship. Dr. Saral retires this fall after a long and fruitful career at Emory.
Oct. 20, 2014
Winship collaboration addresses patient heart health
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Emory University Division of Cardiology announce the formalization of a cardio-oncology program to care for the heart health of cancer survivors.
Oct. 13, 2014
France-Atlanta Scientific Collaboration
The International Associated Laboratory, a scientific research alliance between the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Institut National pour la Santé et la Recherche Médicale (Inserm) of France, will highlight the France Atlanta 2014 program that begins on Oct. 16, 2014.
Oct. 1, 2014
Winship oncologist receives Komen grant to study treatment side effects
Winship radiation oncologist and researcher Mylin Torres, MD, is the recipient of a three-year, $450,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen® organization to research ways to improve quality of life among breast cancer patients.
Sep. 29, 2014
Winship Win the Fight 5K beats fundraising goal to help battle cancer
Over three thousand runners and walkers participated in the 4th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K and raised $595,000 to benefit cancer research at Winship.
Sep. 17, 2014
Winship Team Studies Lung Cancer Biomarkers
A paper published in PLOS One by Johann Brandes, MD, PhD, a Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University research scientist and medical oncologist, demonstrates that a chemical modification called methylation in the DNA of lung cancer cells can predict cases in which certain chemotherapy drug combinations will be effective.
Sep. 16, 2014
New Drug Therapies Offered to Winship Melanoma Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for treatment of patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs.
Sep. 1, 2014
New NCI Trials Open at Winship with Focus on Lung Cancer
New NCI clinical trials focusing on lung cancer and lead by Suresh Ramalingam, MD and Kristin Higgins, MD, are now open at Winship.
Aug. 6, 2014
Ramalingam Named Co-Leader of Winship DDT Research Program
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, professor of hematology and medical oncology, has been named the new co-leader of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Aug. 5, 2014
Emory operating room goes 'green'
Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital are implementing a new recycling program in operating rooms and patient care areas to reduce and divert waste from landfills.
July 24, 2014
5 Reasons to Check out Winship's Redesigned Website
Revamping a website is a lot like birthing a baby. The newly redesigned Winship Cancer Institute website has been nine months in the making and has taken a lot of patience, perseverance and careful handling. Now that our web team has completed the project, we're ready to show it off.
July 15, 2014
Winship Among Top 25 Cancer Programs in U.S.
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is one of the top 25 best cancer programs in the nation according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
July 7, 2014
New Director of Cancer Animal Models Core
The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University announces the appointment of Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD, as the new Director for the Cancer Animal Models Shared Resource program.
July 2, 2014
Exercise Slows Lung Cancer in Animal Model
Exercise has many health benefits, but now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have shown that a daily workout could potentially slow the growth of lung cancer tumors.
June 18, 2014
B-cells Show Promise for Melanoma Immunotherapy
A team of tumor immunology scientists and oncologists from Winship Cancer Institute have discovered a revolutionary new approach to cancer immunotherapy harnessing the power of B-cells.
June 3, 2014
Winship 5K calls on runners, walkers to participate
Registration is open for the 4th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The event, to benefit cancer research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and one of Atlanta's most popular running events.
May 28, 2014
Ice Packs Lessen Post-op Pain and Narcotic Use
A new study lead by Viraj Master, MD, shows ice packs after major abdominal surgery can lessen pain and decrease use of narcotic pain relievers.
May 27, 2014
Winship Experts to Speak at 2014 ASCO Meeting
Nearly two-dozen physician investigators from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will present their research at this week¿s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, May 30-June 3.
May 22, 2014
Winship selected as pancreatic cancer resource center
Chosen by the ACCC to serve as a Community Resource Center for pancreatic cancer, Winship joins an effort to improve understanding and treatment of this deadly cancer.
May 12, 2014
Reynolds' Legacy Inspires $750,000 Endowment
Tom Reynolds and his family have pledged a new gift of $250,000 to the Patricia R. Reynolds Endowment for Sarcoma Research at Winship Cancer Institute, bringing the Reynolds Endowment total to $750,000.
May 8, 2014
Conditioning Treatment for Acute Leukemia Reviewed
A multi-disciplinary team of Winship physicians and scientists collaborated on an article that lays important groundwork for trials to test a reduced-toxicity conditioning treatment for patients about to undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
May 5, 2014
Emory offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography
Emory Healthcare is now offering at three locations the most advanced breast imaging technology available to be used in the early detection of breast cancer.
April 28, 2014
American Indian and Alaska Native death rates greater than rates among non-Hispanic whites.
Death records show that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) death rates for both men and women combined were nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic whites during 1999-2009.
April 1, 2014
ED drug not effective for prostate cancer patients
A recent study suggests that daily use of the drug tadalafil (Cialis) does not prevent erectile dysfunction for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer treatment.
March 12, 2014
Varian buys technology from Winship scientists
Winship scientists formed a company several years ago to develop tools that transform unstructured data into useful clinical knowledge. Today, Varian Medical Systems announced its acquisition of this innovative technology.
March 4, 2014
Chemotherapy linked to inflammation in breast cancer survivors
Winship researchers have found clues that may explain how fatigue and other debilitating symptoms persist for breast cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy.
March 3, 2014
Winship selected for the NCI's new NCTN
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has been selected as a Lead Academic Participating Site for the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) new National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).
Feb. 20, 2014
Melanoma researcher and clinician joins Winship
Ragini R. Kudchadkar, MD, has joined the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University as an assistant professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. She will concentrate on cutaneous oncology with an emphasis on the development of clinical trials for patients with metastatic melanoma.
Feb. 10, 2014
Curran in top 20 for NIH funding
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, is listed as 19th among more than 35,000 researchers nation-wide in a ranking of principal investigator recipients of National Institutes of Health research dollars in 2013, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR).
Jan. 17, 2014
Surgeon General says cigarettes more deadly than ever
A new Surgeon's General report adds colorectal and liver cancer to the list of diseases caused by cigarettes and calls harm from tobacco use staggering.
Jan. 8, 2014
Nano-capsules Promising for Chemoprevention
Winship researchers have discovered a more effective drug delivery system using nanotechnology.
Dec. 26, 2013
A tremendous 2013 for Winship Cancer Institute
The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University made strides in many areas in 2013; enrolling over 800 patients in new therapeutic trials, breaking ground on the Emory Proton Therapy Center, and delivering exciting research discoveries.
Dec. 18, 2013
Winship Leader Elected to ASCO Board
Executive director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD will be the first Emory physician and Georgia-based doctor to serve on the board of directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dec. 3, 2013
Curran Urges Congress to Restore Research Funding
As congressional budget deadlines loom, Winship's executive director joined a national teleconference about the toll of sequestration cuts on cancer research.
Nov. 22, 2013
Strengthening Research at Winship
Associate Director for Cancer Research Administration Kimberly Kerstann, PhD helps Winship stay at the forefront in cancer research.
Oct. 23, 2013
Researchers Create International Lab
A group of Winship and French scientists gathered to celebrate the initiation of an international collaboration in research.
May 2, 2013
Emory, Winship Cancer Institute break ground on $200+ million Emory Proton Therapy Center
A new era in cancer treatment in Georgia begins today as Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute join state and local government officials to break ground on the first facility in Georgia.
Jan. 1, 2013
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