July 21, 2015
Modern Healthcare: Series of reports will analyze cost, benefit of pricey drugs
Winship Cancer Institute Hematology and Medical Oncology fellow Dr. Dan Goldstein commented in Modern Healthcare magazine on new reports comparing the clinical effectiveness of cancer drugs versus the cost.
July 8, 2015
Science 2.0: Melanoma Mutation Rewires Cell Metabolism
A mutation found in most melanomas rewires cancer cells' metabolism, making them dependent on a ketogenesis enzyme, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered.
July 6, 2015
North Atlanta Business Post: Emory-St. Joseph's Wields Gamma Knife in Brain Surgery
Winship radiation oncologists, Peter Rossi, MD, and Shannon Kahn, MD, are highlighted in this feature on the Gamma Knife, a noninvasive neurosurgical procedure available at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
June 29, 2015
WebMD Blogs: How Antidepressants Can Help During Treatment
Winship psychiatry oncologist, Wendy Baer, MD, discusses how the use of antidepressants can help during cancer treatment in this blog for WebMD.
June 29, 2015
OncLive.com: Emerging Concepts in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Sagar Lonial, MD, led an OncLive peer exchange panel discussion at the recent ASCO meeting that focused on the latest research in immunotherapy approaches for treating multiple myeloma.
June 18, 2015
The Wall Street Journal: How Much Should Cancer Drugs Cost?
Winship oncologist, Daniel Goldstein, MD, is quoted in story appearing in the Wall Street Journal about the costs of cancer drugs.
June 15, 2015
ASCO Post: Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma: The ELOQUENT-2 Trial and a Phase II Study of Daratumumab
James O. Armitage, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Sagar Lonial, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine, discuss results from two important studies that tested lenalidomide/dexamethasone with/without elotuzumab and daratumumab monotherapy.
June 14, 2015
MedPage Today: Relapsed Myeloma Responds to Monoclonal Antibody
Winship Chief Medical Officer, Sagar Lonial, MD, shares results of a phase II study of daratumumab, reported at the European Hematology Association meeting.
June 10, 2015
The New York Times: Brain Tumor's Genetic Makeup Critical in Treatment, Research Finds
The New York Times features Daniel J. Brat, MD, Phd, in article on The Cancer Genome Atlas' study of the genomic characterization of diffuse lower grade gliomas.
June 10, 2015
Oncology Times: Myeloma Debate: Should Consolidation Therapy & MRD Testing be Used for Monitoring & Treatment?
Suzanne Lentzsch, MD, PhD of Columbia University and Sagar Lonial, MD of Emory University discuss treatment strategies based on MRD test results and tackle the question of whether treatment should be stopped if sustained MRD-negativity is achieved, or whether it is more prudent to consider some consolidation therapy.
June 3, 2015
AACR Blog: New Tests to Improve Decision Making in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Carlos S. Moreno, PhD posted a guest blog for AACR on better ways to diagnose prostate cancer.
June 2, 2015
Modern Healthcare Magazine: Oncologists urge frank evaluation of cancer drugs' costs and value
Winship's Daniel Goldstein, MD weighs in on cost and value of cancer drugs for Modern Healthcare Magazine.
June 1, 2015
ASCO Daily News: Cost of Cancer Drugs Should Be Part of Treatment Decisions
Daniel A. Goldstein, MD, of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University argues for cost-effectiveness analyses prior to drug approval so that the data can help establish the cost of the drugs.
May 20, 2015
MedPage Today: Fine-Tuning PSA Test Boosts Prediction of Aggressive Cancer
Winship urologist, Martin Sanda, MD, and colleagues featured in article about a multicenter evaluation of the Prostate Health Index (PHI) in biopsy-naive men which revealed that the PHI had a higher specificity than total PSA and percent-free PSA alone for the detection of aggressive prostate cancer.
May 14, 2015
Biocompare: The Long and Short of Targeted Sequencing
Carlos S. Moreno, PhD, is quoted in a Biocompare article about prostate cancer biomarker research conducted at Winship Cancer Institute.
May 13, 2015
The Wall Street Journal: Bristol and AbbVie's Experimental Drug Delayed Progression of Blood Cancer
Winship Cancer Institute's Chief Medical Officer, Sagar Lonial, MD is featured in this article about the drug, elotuzumab, that may significantly increase treatment options for multiple myeloma patients.
May 13, 2015
Cancer.net: Adding Immune-Based Drug to Standard Treatment Controls the Growth of Multiple Myeloma for Longer
Winship's Chief Medical Officer, Sagar Lonial, MD discusses study on adding new drug to standard therapy for multiple myeloma.
May 12, 2015
WebMD Blogs: How Can I Help Someone With Cancer?
Winship psychiatry oncologist, Wendy Baer, MD, provides tips on how to best help your friends and loved ones dealing with cancer in this blog for WebMD.
May 8, 2015
ShareWIK: Melanoma: Prevention and Monitoring
There's a lot you can do to prevent melanoma and other skin cancers. Ragini Kudchadkar, MD of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, discusses some of the lifestyle changes you can make.
May 8, 2015
ShareWIK: Melanoma Risk Factors
Did you know you can develop melanoma in areas that aren't even exposed to the sun? Find out more about this potentially deadly skin cancer from Ragini Kudchadkar, MD, of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
May 8, 2015
ShareWIK: Head and Neck Cancers: An Overview
Do you know if you're at risk for head and neck cancers? What are your next steps? Nabil Saba, MD, FACP provides an overview of this complex group of cancers.
May 8, 2015
ShareWIK: Head and Neck Cancers: Treatment Options
It's a big blow to receive a cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, head and neck cancers have some of the best prognoses of all cancers. Nabil Saba, MD, FACP of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University explains.
May 4, 2015
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Winship Cancer Center researchers get $3.5M NCI award
Winship researchers, David Gutman, MD, PhD, and Lee Cooper, PhD, receive $3.5 million award from the NCI for their work in informatics technology.
April 27, 2015
OncLive.com: Dr. Daniel Brat on Characterizing Diffuse Lower Grade Gliomas
Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD, vice chair, Translational Programs, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, director, Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource, Winship Cancer Institute, discusses genomic characterization of diffuse lower grade gliomas.
April 13, 2015
MedPage Today: Oncologists Weigh In on Ken Burns' Cancer Documentary
MedPage Today interviewed 12 leading oncologists and cancer researchers, including Winship executive director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., to get their reactions as well as their predictions about the potential for lasting impact of the documentary film, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.
April 9, 2015
WebMD: Health Risks of E-cigarettes
Who is at risk from e-cigarettes? Winship deputy director and lung cancer specialist, Fadlo Khuri, MD, talks to WebMD to point out concerns regarding e-cigarettes.
April 7, 2015
CNN: Patient-Nurse Navigator
The role of a nurse navigator is an important one in the proper care of patients affected by cancer. This CNN story features Winship nurse navigator, Bonnie Josaphs and cancer survivor, Lex Gilbert.
April 6, 2015
The Hill: Fight against cancer needs federal dollars
An op-ed by Winship cancer researcher, Carlos S. Moreno in The Hill on much needed financial support of basic research for cancer discoveries.
April 1, 2015
The Scientist: The Challenges of Precision
"The Challenges of Precision", an article by Winship researcher, Adam Marcus, PhD, in The Scientist about the roadblocks faced by researchers to treating an individual patient's cancer as a unique disease.
March 27, 2015
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Looking for Answers
An Atlanta Business Chronicle article highlighting 20 clinical trials across Georgia that have the potential to make a big difference in health care. 15 out of the 20 trials were Emory-led or Emory-involved.
March 26, 2015
Men's Health Magazine: Is Cancer Genetic?
Can you inherit cancer? Overall, about 5%-10% of cancers have a hereditary link, says Christine Stanislaw, MS, CGC, director of genetic counseling at Winship, in this Men's Health article.
March 12, 2015
Healthline: Cancer Treatment Leaves Survivors with PTSD Scars
As many as 1 in 3 cancer patients suffers from PTSD. The healthcare system is just beginning to identify who's at risk and to help them cope. Winship oncology psychiatrist, Wendy Baer, MD is quoted in this Healthline article.
March 4, 2015
OncLive.com: FDA Approves Nivolumab for Lung Cancer
The FDA has approved the anti-PD-1 agent nivolumab (Opdivo) for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Suresh Ramalingam, MD, is quoted about the potential of this newly approved immuno-oncology drug in replacing chemotherapy.
Feb. 18, 2015
Myeloma Crowd Radio: Myeloma Crowd Radio: Dr. Ajay Nooka
Can multiple myeloma be cured by shutting it down before it turns from smoldering to active myeloma? Dr. Ajay Nooka of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University joins Myeloma Crowd Radio to talk about new, early-stage clinical trials being explored for smoldering myeloma patients including a new OncoPep vaccine to prevent progression.
Feb. 11, 2015
NPR: What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out
"What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out." An NPR story featuring UC Berkeley's Barbara Cohn, Emory University's Dean Jones, and breast cancer patient, Jenny Singleton.
Feb. 9, 2015
CBS News: HPV vaccine doesn't prompt teen sex, study finds
Winship researcher and public health expert at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, Dr. Robert Bednarczyk contributes to CBS News story about better communication between physicians, parents and adolescents about the benefits of HPV vaccination during early puberty.
Feb. 6, 2015
The New York Times: Using genetics to improve medicine
The New York Times publishes opinion letter on precision medicine by Winship cancer researcher, Carlos S. Moreno, PhD.
Feb. 5, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New targeted cancer treatments hold promise
Two Winship patients and Winship lung cancer expert Dr. Suresh Ramalingam are featured in a story that looks at how the development of treatments targeting specific gene mutations has changed the prognosis for many cancer patients.
Jan. 27, 2015
OncLive.com: Novel VIL Approach Reduces Complications From Regional Lymphadenectomy in Melanoma
Keith Delman, MD and Viraj Master, MD, PhD, from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have pioneered a surgical procedure that is speeding recovery and improving quality of life for cancer patients. The minimally invasive groin dissection technique has been successfully performed over 100 times in patients with cancer that has spread to lymph nodes in the groin area.
Jan. 26, 2015
Angie's List: Fighting the Costly Battle to Afford Cancer Treatment
Winship social worker, Carol Rivera is quoted in article about the role of a social worker in helping cancer patients navigate everything from cutting expenses at home so they can save money for treatment to connecting them with resources that defray care costs.
Jan. 23, 2015
WAGA-TV: Possible $44 billion cuts in prescription drugs
The FDA is considering to make a new class of drugs more affordable. Winship's Dr. Donald Harvey comments in this FOX 5 Atlanta news story.
Jan. 15, 2015
WebMD Blog: 7 Steps for Better Sleep During Cancer Treatment
A common complaint among cancer patients is an inability to sleep. Winship's Dr. Wendy Baer describes a 7 point program to help patients catch those z's again in this WebMD blog.
Jan. 15, 2015
AACR Blog: Plugging Cell Biology Into a Genomic World
Winship cancer researcher, Adam Marcus, PhD, describes how cell biology and genomics are increasingly playing a role in the treatment of cancer in this guest blog for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Jan. 9, 2015
CNN Accent Health: Peer Partners
At Winship, we offer a peer-to-peer program connecting survivors to newly diagnosed patients called Peer Partners. Recently, CNN's Accent Health aired a story about our Peer Partners program with appearances by our volunteers and staff.
Dec. 26, 2014
Atlanta Journal Constitution: VA hospital's cycle of caring
Robert C. Fuller, a Vietnam veteran, writes a tribute to the excellent care delivered by Winship cancer experts at the Atlanta VA Hospital
Dec. 16, 2014
WebMD Blog: What Do You Wish For?
What's on your holiday wish list? Winship's Dr. Wendy Baer provides advice for cancer patients on how to make the holidays less stressful.
Dec. 3, 2014
WRBL-TV: Emory researchers hoping for FDA approval on agent that turns cancer cells pink
Winship neurosurgeon, Dr. Costas Hadjipanayis is researching ways to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor. In this WRBL News 3¿ story, Dr. Hadjipanayis shares how a drug, called Gliolan, turns brain tumor cells pink allowing surgeons to see the cells and to remove them from the brain during surgery. Gliolan is expected to receive approval by the FDA.
Nov. 25, 2014
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Colorectal cancer increases in patients under 50
Responding to a recent study showing a significant increase in colorectal cancer rates for ages 20 to 34, Charles Staley, MD, chief of Surgical Oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, says he is seeing more young adults with colorectal cancer under the recommended screening age of 50.
Nov. 24, 2014
Oncology Times: Study Finds Video Tool Improves Health Literacy for Patients with Prostate Cancer
After identifying in earlier research that patients with prostate cancer had severe gaps in comprehension of basic prostate health terms, a team of researchers led by Viraj Master, MD, PhD, developed a video-based tool that they have found improved prostate health literacy.
Nov. 24, 2014
Atlanta Journal Constitution: 'Thermometer' to help gauge cancer patients' state of mind
Director of social services at Winship, Jim Hankins, MSW, LCSW, is part of discussion on using 'distress thermometer' during evaulation of cancer patients' mental well-being.
Nov. 11, 2014
WebMD Blog: Cancer: The Uninvited Thanksgiving Guest
Dealing with cancer is already tough, but dealing with it during the holidays can be particularly difficult. Winship's psychiatric oncologist, Dr. Wendy Baer sheds light on how to cope with this unwelcome guest during the holidays.
Nov. 10, 2014
WAGA-TV: Cancer survivors help patients navigate treatment, tough choices
FOX 5 Atlanta story profiles two women whose cancer brought them together and how Winship¿s peer partner program can connect patients to survivors.
Oct. 15, 2014
DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper : Treatments, early detection increasing breast cancer survival rates
Amelia Zelnak, MD, of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University recommends screening for early detection of breast cancer.
Oct. 15, 2014
WAGA-TV: Cancer: what not to say
Breast cancer survivor and Winship volunteer, Kris Moss explains how to speak to a newly diagnosed cancer patient.
Oct. 14, 2014
DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper : DeKalb breast cancer survivor volunteers time at cancer center
Breast cancer survivor, Kris Moss, who spent a year undergoing chemotherapy and had a bilateral mastectomy, has spun her experience into an opportunity to spend time with cancer patients and those who care for them at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Oct. 7, 2014
Emory Report: Emory student hopes stem cell gift will inspire others to join donor registry
Three years ago, Emory University junior Aaron Karas signed up for a bone marrow registry. Recently, he got the chance to help save the life of a man he may never meet.
Oct. 6, 2014
WXIA-TV: Atlanta filmmaker documents cancer battle
Award winning film-maker, Jonathan Hicks has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and is now documenting his cancer journey in a film starring his wife, Robin. WXIA-TV did a story on Jonathan which includes Winship's Dr. Suresh Ramalingam.
Sep. 29, 2014
AACR Blog: Lung Cancer Progress Made, But We're Not There Yet
Winship Deputy Director and aerodigestive cancer specialist, Dr. Fadlo Khuri reports on progress against lung cancer in a blog for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Sep. 27, 2014
WSB-TV: Thousands turn out at fundraiser for cancer research
Over three thousand runners and walkers participated in the 4th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K to benefit cancer research at Emory.
Sep. 24, 2014
OncLive.com: Changing Trends in Prostate Cancer Therapy: Is Earlier Better?
Bradley C. Carthon, MD, PhD, discusses changing trends in prostate cancer.
Sep. 21, 2014
WSB-TV: Groundbreaking Research at Emory Helps Channel 2 Family Fighting Cancer
WSB-TV's Mark Winne's wife, Kate is a cancer survivor and a Winship patient. As the couple prepares to take part in this Saturday's Winship Win the Fight 5K, Kate shares her story on the station's People 2 People program
Sep. 2, 2014
The ASCO Post : Program Offers Unique Intervention for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
Winship's Dr. Anand Jillella and Emory School of Medicine's Dr. Vamsi Kota were interviewed about the importance of early intervention in treating APL.
Sep. 2, 2014
Atlanta Magazine : Debunking the mad scientist stereotype
Winship lung cancer researcher Dr. Adam Marcus is named in the 2014 Atlanta Magazine Innovator Index for his work with Georgia school children.
Aug. 20, 2014
Cure Panel Blog Radio: High Risk Multiple Myeloma Prognosis with Dr. Sagar Lonial
Sagar Lonial, MD discusses high-risk multiple myeloma and its prognosis on Cure Panel blog radio.
Aug. 18, 2014
WAGA-TV: Cancer survivor celebrates 5 year mark with donor
Winship patient, Erin Blonshine celebrated the 5th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant with her donor, Johannes Saur, who traveled from his home in Germany for the occasion.
Aug. 11, 2014
Clinical Oncology News : How I Manage: Evolving Role of Autologous Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma
Winship's Dr. Sagar Lonial discusses how to manage the changing role of autologous transplantation for multiple myeloma patients.
July 23, 2014
Cancer Today Magazine: A New Look at Spirituality
Winship chaplain, Pamela Randall, appears in article addressing spiritual health and how it is an essential part of quality care for cancer patients.
July 22, 2014
Atlanta Journal Constitution: More Atlanta area hospitals are using 3-D for mammograms
Michael Cohen, MD, director of breast imaging for Emory Healthcare and Winship physician is quoted in this article on 3-D mammography services provided at multiple locations at Emory.
July 17, 2014
ACR Bulletin: Final Read
Bruce W. Hershatter, MD, FACR, shares anecdote involving a colleague.
July 15, 2014
Atlanta Business Chronicle: U.S. News: Emory No. 1 hospital in Georgia
Emory University Hospital ranks 24th among national ranking of best cancer care hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report.
July 14, 2014
Oncology Nursing News: Dr. Khuri Discusses Survivorship in Lung Cancer Patients
Dr. Fadlo Khuri says one of the most exciting things that has happened in the last decade is that survivorship in lung cancer is being discussed. In the past, chemotherapy was not yet standard for advanced or metastatic disease and was purely experimental.
July 1, 2014
WAGA-TV: Spotting skin cancer
Dr. Keith Delman and melanoma patient, Anna Berrier, appear in this FOX 5 Atlanta news story on skin cancer prevention.
June 27, 2014
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Galipeau builds career out of cell therapies
Jacques Galipeau, MD and his work with stem cell therapy is featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
June 20, 2014
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body ITV: Severe Oral Mucositis: Cancer's Common Side Effect
Winship's Dr. Edmund K. Waller and two Winship bone marrow transplant patients appear in the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind program focusing on one of the serious side effects of chemo and radiation therapies: oral mucositis, or mouth sores. This half-hour health program airs on public television stations around the country (but not in Atlanta).
June 20, 2014
Hopkins Medicine Magazine: Honoring a Mentor
Drs. H. Kent Holland and Rein Saral were part of a team at John Hopkins University that performed the first bone marrow transplant on a patient who had both AIDS and lymphoma. Decades later, Dr. Holland pays tribute to his mentor, Dr. Saral, who today is Associate Director for Community Affairs and Outreach at Winship.
June 18, 2014
ASCO Post: Similar Survival Rates, Less Toxicity Reported With Reduced-Intensity vs Myeloablative Total-Body Irradiation Before Transplant in Acute Leukemia
John L. Mikell, MD and his mentor, Dr. Mohammad K. Khan at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, conducted a study using a prospectively acquired database of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients to find out how reduced-intensity total-body irradiation measured up against standard myeloablative total-body irradiation in patients with acute leukemia before allogeneic transplantation.
June 11, 2014
Reuters: After major surgery, simple ice packs may help reduce pain
A study lead by Viraj A. Master, MD, PhD, finds a simple, cost effective ice pack helps to reduce pain following major abdominal surgery and decreases the use of narcotic pain relievers.
June 5, 2014
MedPage Today: ASCO: Combo Extends PFS in Relapsed Myeloma
Sagar Lonial, MD speaks on a randomized trial showing how progression-free survival (PFS) in relapsed/refractory myeloma increased significantly in patients treated with a three-drug regimen that included panobinostat versus a two-drug regimen.
June 5, 2014
MedPage Today: ASCO Oncologists: Why I Tweet
Walter J. Curran, MD is interviewed along with other nationally recognized cancer researchers about their reasons for "tweeting" or using Twitter to communicate with others.
June 5, 2014
Business RadioX: Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
Peter Rossi, MD and James Bennett, MD discuss the variety of treatment options available for men dealing with prostate cancer that affects as many as one in six men.
June 2, 2014
CNN: Cancer cost crisis forces tough choices
Ruth O'Regan, MD appears in CNN story about the rising costs of cancer care medications and the options available to patients.
May 22, 2014
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Partnership fuels lab-to-market success
Velocity Medical Solutions, incubated at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, developed a new medical software that collects and integrates previously disconnected patient treatment histories and images from MRIs, CTs and other scanning to help physicians determine the best course of care for cancer patients.
May 16, 2014
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Torres focuses on side effects of breast cancer treatment
Winship radiation oncologist, Mylin Torres, MD won the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award for her impact on helping patients during treatment and recovery for breast cancer.
May 11, 2014
San Diego Union-Tribune: Stem cell treatments reaching patients
Jacques Galipeau, MD, Co-Director, Winship Tumor Immunology Program, discusses stem cell treatments.
April 29, 2014
Georgia Health News: Plant chemicals could be the next frontier in weight loss
Omar Kucuk, MD, Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emoru University School of Medicine, weighs in on phytochemicals, substances found in plants that have some effect on living tissue, like the human body.
April 24, 2014
OncLive.com: Researchers Focus on Optimizing Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced NSCLC
Kristin Higgins, MD of Winship Cancer Institute discusses optimizing radiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
April 23, 2014
WAGA-TV: Cobb firefighter battles cancer linked to common virus
Winship head and neck cancer patient Frank Summers is also a Cobb County firefighter, so he's ready for the toughest of situations. But being diagnosed with HPV-related neck cancer was a shock for the healthy 45-year-old man. He was quick to get diagnosed and treated at Winship and is now cancer free.
April 15, 2014
OncLive.com: Dr. Carlson on Treating Breast Cancer Patients Under 40
Grant W. Carlson, MD, professor of surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Emory University Hospital, discusses treating younger patients with breast cancer.
April 8, 2014
U.S. News & World Report: Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
Winship's Dr. Suresh Ramalingam commented on a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows traditional chemotherapy outperforms newer, targeted treatments in some lung cancer patients.