Sep. 19, 2016
Winship experts speak at ASTRO 2016
More than twenty Winship faculty and staff will present their research at the upcoming 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston, Sept. 25-28.
Sep. 8, 2016
El-Rayes to hold John Kauffman Family Professorship at Winship
Bassel F. El-Rayes, MD, associate director of clinical research at Winship Cancer Institute, was selected to hold the John Kauffman Family Professorship for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Sep. 7, 2016
Cancer Moonshot panel releases new report
The Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, made up of 28 scientific experts, cancer leaders, and patient advocates, released a 60-page report detailing recommendations for making progress against cancer.
Sep. 5, 2016
Winship authored publications for August 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 41 studies in major medical and scientific journals in August 2016.
Aug. 26, 2016
Winship Win the Fight 5K set for October 1
Runners and walkers will gather at Emory University on the morning of Saturday, October 1st for the 6th annual Winship Cancer Institute Win the Fight 5K walk/run event.
Aug. 15, 2016
Winship partners with Navicent Health
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, are teaming up as part of the Winship Cancer Network.
Aug. 8, 2016
Winship authored publications for July 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 37 studies in major medical and scientific journals in July 2016.
Aug. 5, 2016
"Topping Out" for new Emory University Hospital addition
A "topping out" ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug. 4, for the newest addition to Emory University Hospital, as construction reached the ninth and final level of the new building.
Aug. 2, 2016
Winship ranks number one in Georgia for cancer care
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is once again the top cancer program in Georgia, and for the ninth year in a row is one of the top 50 cancer programs nationally according to U.S. News & World Report.
July 29, 2016
Nursing awardees named
Four Winship nurses are the recipients of the Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund Award and the Sabrina Williams Oncology Nursing Education Award.
July 27, 2016
2016 Spirit of Winship Award winners named
Cathy Sharp, RN and Michael Thomas are the 2016 recipients of the Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden Spirit of Winship Award.
July 21, 2016
Winship welcomes new faculty
Winship Cancer Institute is proud to announce the newest cancer researchers and clinicians to join our faculty this month.
July 20, 2016
Awards announced for Winship fellows and residents
Winship fellows and residents receive prestigious Elkin and Rochfort awards and honors.
July 19, 2016
Emory, Metaclipse Therapeutics receive NIH grant to develop breast cancer vaccine
A clinical investigator team from Emory University and Metaclipse Therapeutics have been jointly awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance a vaccine immunotherapy approach for triple-negative breast cancer patients.
July 18, 2016
Winship Invest$ names Spring 2016 awardees
Winship announced today the Spring 2016 Winship Invest$ grant awardees along with the 2016 Elkin/Rochfort Scholars.
July 14, 2016
Anticancer drug discovery: structures of KDM5 histone demethylase inhibitors
A team of investigators from Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute, Yale, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health have obtained detailed structural information, showing how inhibitors of the KDM5 family interact with their targets.
July 13, 2016
Owonikoko receives NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
Winship Cancer Institute medical oncologist Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD is one of 13 recipients of the 2016 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.
July 5, 2016
Winship authored publications for June 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 64 studies in major medical and scientific journals in June 2016.
June 29, 2016
Winship hosts regional Cancer Moonshot Summit
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University was among only ten cancer centers around the country to hold a regional Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday, June 29 at the same time that Vice President Biden convened a session in Washington, DC.
June 23, 2016
Detecting malignant brain tumors without surgery
Erwin Van Meir, PhD and other Winship researchers have found a way to detect the presence of a specific type of brain tumor without the need for surgery. In a newly published paper, they demonstrate how to detect a metabolite associated with a type of brain cancer in the cerebrospinal fluid.
June 21, 2016
Winship celebrates 5,000 bone marrow transplant patients
The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta is celebrating its 5,000th patient receiving a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
June 8, 2016
Emory is awarded subcontract for National Cancer Drug Discovery Network
Emory University's Chemical Biology Discovery Center has been selected as a Specialized Center in the Chemical Biology Consortium, a national network of scientists on the leading edge of drug discovery and development, centered at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.
June 6, 2016
NCI-MATCH precision medicine cancer trial now enrolling patients
Winship Cancer Institute has resumed the enrollment of patients in the National Cancer Institute-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) phase II precision medicine cancer trial.
June 2, 2016
Marcus, Gillespie awarded NIH grant for education program
Winship researchers Adam Marcus, PhD and Theresa Gillespie, PhD are the recipients of an R25 Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.
June 2, 2016
Winship authored publications for May 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 73 studies in major medical and scientific journals in May 2016.
June 1, 2016
FDA approves Emory-developed prostate cancer imaging probe
A cancer imaging agent that was originally developed by Winship member Mark Goodman, PhD and colleagues was approved on May 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
May 31, 2016
Winship experts to speak at 2016 ASCO conference
More than a dozen oncologists from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will present new research June 3-7, 2016 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.
May 23, 2016
Winship participates in global study to test new drug in breast cancer patients
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is one of 500 centers around the world that will participate in a first-of-its-kind study to test a new drug on patients diagnosed with HER2 negative breast cancer and who also have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
May 16, 2016
Curran receives ACR Gold Medal Award
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran Jr., MD was honored with a 2016 American College of Radiology (ACR) gold medal in Washington, DC, on May 15 during the annual ACR meeting.
May 11, 2016
Winship Invest$ names prostate cancer pilot grant awardees
A half dozen Winship investigators will receive Prostate Cancer Center Pilot Grants as part of Winship Invest$.
May 10, 2016
Registration opens for 6th annual Winship 5K run/walk
More than three thousand walkers and runners are expected to lace up their sneakers and raise money for cancer research on Saturday, October 1st at the sixth annual Winship Win the Fight 5K.
May 6, 2016
Winship physician/researchers to speak at AUA 2016
The 111th annual American Urologic Association meeting in San Diego, California, May 6-10 features presentations by nearly three dozen Winship Cancer Institute specialists.
May 4, 2016
Winship authored publications for April 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 62 studies in major medical and scientific journals in April 2016.
May 2, 2016
Winship Gala breaks fundraising record for Emory University
The fourth Winship Gala is being called the most successful fundraising event in Emory University's history, raising more than $1.3 million dollars. The proceeds will benefit cancer research at Winship.
April 29, 2016
Xiao receives oncology nursing society award
Winship member Canhua Xiao, PhD, RN has received the Victoria Mock New Investigator Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. The award recognizes the contributions of new investigators in building a scientific foundation for oncology nursing practice.
April 29, 2016
Winship pilots new study for women with family history of breast, ovarian cancer
A new clinical study by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University seeks to increase the number of women at hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer who are seen for genetic counseling services.
April 25, 2016
Kissick receives $1 million grant from the NCI
Winship member, Haydn Kissick, PhD, receives $1 million grant over five years from the National Cancer Institute to study epigenetics of prostate cancer.
April 22, 2016
Sanda to lead multi-center prostate cancer biomarker study
The Emory, Harvard, and University of Washington Prostate Cancer Biomarker Center has received a $4.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network to develop multiplex tests for detecting prostate cancer. Winship member Martin Sanda, MD, chair of the Department of Urology, is the principal investigator of the multi-center collaboration.
April 19, 2016
Christopher Flowers, MD elected to ASCI
Christopher R. Flowers, MD, director of the Lymphoma Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and associate professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Emory School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
April 18, 2016
Winship names inaugural Rearden Award winners
Physician assistant Jessica Neely, PA and longtime volunteer Julie Whitehead are the first recipients of the Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden Spirit of Winship Award.
April 15, 2016
Winship investigators at AACR 2016
More than a dozen cancer investigators from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will present their research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in New Orleans, April 16-20.
April 8, 2016
Curran runs Winship Cancer Institute
Winship's Executive Director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., is featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle article.
April 6, 2016
Winship Executive Director Authors NEJM Study
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD is the senior author of a New England Journal of Medicine study that shows a treatment-related survival benefit for glioma patients who are treated with radiation therapy plus chemotherapy.
March 15, 2016
Newly renovated Winship chapel dedicated
Supported by the Brenda Nease Fund at Winship, the newly renovated Purdom Chapel on Winship Cancer Institute's first floor was dedicated in a ceremony on March 14.
March 3, 2016
New study uses cryoablation to reduce pain for cancer patients
"Multicenter Study of Cryoablation for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases", or MOTION, is a study aiming to assess the effectiveness and safety of cryoablation therapy to treat patients with painful bone metastases.
March 2, 2016
"Fashion a Cure" raises $170,000 for cancer research
The annual Friends of Winship "Fashion A Cure" fashion show and luncheon, held on March 1st at the Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta, raised more than $170,000 for cancer research.
March 1, 2016
Winship authored publications for February 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 76 studies in major medical and scientific journals in February 2016.
Feb. 22, 2016
Bruner to be inducted into nursing hall of fame
Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International's Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in Cape Town, South Africa in July.
Feb. 17, 2016
Thirteen investigators receive Winship Invest$ awards
Thirteen Winship investigators have received awards from Winship Invest$, a peer-reviewed program designed to provide pilot funds for novel, innovative cancer research projects.
Feb. 10, 2016
New Hospital Expansion to House Three Floors of Inpatient Cancer Care
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will occupy three floors of the new Emory University Hospital J-wing expansion currently under construction on Clifton Road. The new facility is set to open in 2017.
Feb. 8, 2016
Ramalingam Named Deputy Director of Winship
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, an internationally recognized lung cancer physician-investigator, has been named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Feb. 5, 2016
Puri Memorial Lecture kicks off at Winship
The inaugural Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture was held today at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University with invited guest speaker, Ash A. Alizadeh, MD, PhD, of Stanford Medicine presenting "Personalized Cancer Detection and Monitoring Using Deep Sequencing of Circulating Tumor DNA".
Feb. 4, 2016
Joel A. Katz Music is Medicine Collection debuts at Winship
The Joel A. Katz Music is Medicine Collection, now on display at Winship and open to the public, is considered one of the most musically diverse collections ever assembled in any hospital.
Feb. 3, 2016
Winship authored publications for January 2016
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 62 studies in major medical and scientific journals in January 2016.
Feb. 1, 2016
Lonial Named New Hematology and Medical Oncology Department Chair
Sagar Lonial, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology within Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute.
Jan. 28, 2016
Winship partners with Archbold Memorial Hospital
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia, are teaming up as part of the Winship Cancer Network.
Jan. 27, 2016
Winship joins national effort urging HPV vaccination
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has joined all 69 of the nation's top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cancer.
Jan. 22, 2016
Winship announces new cancer service line and names key leaders
The new Winship cancer service line will facilitate the further development of a culture of excellence in quality and service across all inter-professional cancer care teams at Winship and Emory Healthcare. Two key leaders for the cancer service line have been recently appointed.
Jan. 19, 2016
Torres named Director of Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has named Mylin A. Torres, MD the new director of the Glenn Family Breast Center.
Jan. 13, 2016
New findings for NSCLC staging Winship investigators play key role
A study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found that accurate identification of the stage of non-small cell lung cancer due to cancer positive lymph node discovery was more common following open chest surgery for lung lobe removal of early stage lung cancer than with the closed chest procedure known as video assisted thoracic surgery.
Jan. 7, 2016
Winship names new Senior Development Director
David Edwards, MBA has been named the new senior director of development for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Jan. 6, 2016
Winship multiple myeloma study in The Lancet
A landmark Phase II study led by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and instrumental in the recent approval of a new multiple myeloma treatment was published online in The Lancet, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals in the world.
Jan. 4, 2016
Winship authored publications for December 2015
Various first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 62 studies in major medical and scientific journals in December 2015.
Dec. 18, 2015
Winship researchers receive major NCI grant
Adam Marcus, PhD, Wei Zhou, PhD and Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD are the three principal investigators of a new lung cancer grant from the National Cancer Institute totaling $2.5 million.
Dec. 17, 2015
Winship and VA investigators launch kidney cancer study
Investigators at Winship and Atlanta VA Medical Center are launching a study to determine if two novel tests developed at Emory can help find kidney cancer at earlier, more treatable, stages.
Dec. 15, 2015
A banner year for Winship
The best of Winship really came to light in 2015 - overcoming obstacles, increasing our number of grants, research projects, clinical trials and cancer care services, and gaining national recognition, especially when two famous Georgians chose Winship for their cancer treatment.
Dec. 10, 2015
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, appointed Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Emory University announced today that Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, has been appointed executive vice president for health affairs.
Dec. 3, 2015
Winship authored publications for November
A number of first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published 76 studies in major medical and scientific journals in November 2015.
Dec. 2, 2015
Winship hematologists to present at ASH annual meeting
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University physicians and researchers will participate in the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Orlando, Florida on December 5-8, 2015.
Nov. 30, 2015
Winship key to four new myeloma drugs in 2015
The U.S. FDA today approved elotuzumab as part of an innovative immune-based therapy treatment for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. This is the fourth new myeloma treatment approved within the last year. All four new agents were tested in clinical trials at Winship.
Nov. 19, 2015
World Stem Cell Summit comes to Atlanta
The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) research center, a collaboration among three of Georgia's top research institutions, is playing a lead role in facilitating the world's largest interdisciplinary gathering of professionals engaged in stem cell science and regenerative medicine at the World Stem Cell Summit, Dec. 10-12, in Atlanta.
Nov. 18, 2015
Winship researchers tackle difficult-to-treat cancers with non-toxic plants
Clinicians and researchers from Winship are among 180 scientists from 22 countries to find new ways to combat advanced and untreatable cancers and also address the problem of relapse.
Nov. 12, 2015
Brat helps lead new global brain cancer study
Winship neuropathologist Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD is taking a lead role in an unprecedented international clinical trial that will attempt to find effective responses to glioblastoma.
Nov. 11, 2015
Winship Magazine Fall 2015 issue now available
This edition takes a look back at all five years of the highly successful Winship 5K. The magazine also turns the spotlight on the Winship Genetic Counseling Program and features a story about Atlanta TV icon Monica Kaufman Pearson and her treatment at Winship for liver cancer.
Nov. 9, 2015
Winship lab team wins AAMC video contest
The AAMC Group on Research Advancement and Development selected "Chasing Metastatic Cancer Cells" featuring Winship's Adam Marcus, PhD and his lab team, as the winner of a video contest highlighting basic biomedical research underway at AAMC-member institutions.
Nov. 4, 2015
Winship authored publications for October
A number of first authors and senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published over 40 studies in major medical and scientific journals in October 2015.
Oct. 29, 2015
Implantable radiotherapy device helps breast cancer patients
A new device implanted following early-stage breast cancer surgery will enable subsequent radiation treatment to be more precisely delivered to the patient and provide for better follow-up exams.
Oct. 26, 2015
Winship members named to MilliPub Club, Emory 1%
Winship researchers were named to the MilliPub Club and were among those who received Emory 1% and postdoctoral awards from Emory University School of Medicine.
Oct. 22, 2015
Winship welcomes new faculty
Winship Cancer Institute is proud to announce the newest cancer researchers and clinicians to join our faculty since February 2015. The group represents a variety of schools and departments at Emory University.
Oct. 21, 2015
Winship authored publications for September
More than a dozen first authors and over 50 senior authors from Winship Cancer Institute have published studies in major medical and scientific journals in September 2015.
Oct. 14, 2015
$25 million grant from James M. Cox Foundation aims to transform patient care at Emory
A $25 million grant from the James M. Cox Foundation will launch new patient-centered care models at Emory designed to improve patient experiences and outcomes. Prostate cancer care will be the initial clinical focus of the model.
Oct. 6, 2015
Winship Announces New Developing Shared Resource
The new Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation (IDDI) developmental shared resource led by Michelle Kegler, DrPH, will provide expertise in behavioral science methods.
Oct. 5, 2015
Winship 5K breaks donation record as cancer patients stage race indoors
Bad weather forced the cancellation of the 5th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K, but Winship patients being treated at Emory University Hospital carried on with the spirit and enthusiasm of the race indoors.
Oct. 1, 2015
NCI five-year grant extends nanoparticle research targeting pancreatic cancer
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year grant renewal to Winship investigators who are developing nanoparticles to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers.
Sep. 30, 2015
Children's, Emory Name New Chief of Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University announce Douglas Graham, MD, PhD, as the director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and chief of hematology/oncology/BMT in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University succeeding William G. Woods, MD, who served in the role for over 15 years.
Sep. 21, 2015
Bicyclist with a mission comes to Emory
Patients, physicians, nurses, staff and friends welcomed Amy Giver, a cyclist and crossfit athlete, upon her arrival to Winship's Bone Marrow Transplant Center after completing a cross-country journey on her bicycle to raise awareness for the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry.
Sep. 9, 2015
5th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K set for October 3rd
An estimated 3,000 runners and walkers will join John Schuerholz, legendary president of the Atlanta Braves, at the starting line of the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 3.
Aug. 31, 2015
Awards Announced for Winship Fellows and Residents
Winship fellows from Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and residents from Department of Radiation Oncology receive prestigious awards and honors.
Aug. 27, 2015
Researchers develop framework for value based pricing of cancer drugs
Winship's Daniel A. Goldstein, MD, leads innovative new study, appearing in JAMA Oncology today, which provides the framework for establishing value based pricing for all new oncology drugs entering the marketplace.
Aug. 26, 2015
Adaptive mutation mechanism may drive some forms of antibiotic resistance
Winship investigators have observed that an apparent "back channel" for genetic information called retromutagenesis can encourage adaptive mutation to take place in bacteria.
Aug. 20, 2015
President Carter shares cancer diagnosis
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter shared details of his metastatic melanoma cancer diagnosis and treatment during a press conference at the Carter Center.
July 24, 2015
Winship researchers awarded $200,000 for childhood cancer research
Two cancer researchers with the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have been awarded $100,000 grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support their work in finding new therapeutic approaches to treating childhood cancers.
July 21, 2015
Winship ranks among top 25 U.S. cancer programs
For the second year in a row, 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 20, 2015
Winship names new head of Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Winship has named Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH, professor of epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health and Winship member, as the new leader for the Winship Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program.
July 15, 2015
Nursing professor's prostate cancer study featured on cover of Cancer journal
Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, is author of a research article featured on the cover of the July 15, 2015 issue of Cancer.
July 13, 2015
ResearchMatch Kiosk Visits Winship
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.
July 9, 2015
NCI grants $11 million to study cancer survivorship
Winship announces its participation in an $11 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that is one of the first of its kind for developing the infrastructure to study cancer survivorship.
June 30, 2015
New Director of Community Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital welcomes Stephen Szabo, MD as the new Director of Community Oncology at the hospital's Winship Cancer Institute.
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.
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.
Oct. 7, 2013
Winship Welcomes Community Outreach Leader
Anand P. Jillella, MD, joins Emory University as a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and the Associate Director of Community Outreach in the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
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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