Winship in the News Links
A summary of media stories and news coverage for the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
May 3, 2023
Public Broadcasting Service: Your Fantastic Mind | Glioblastoma, Proteomics, and Brain Science in Cows
In the this episode of Your Fantastic Mind on Georgia Public Broadcasting, Winship neurosurgical oncologist Edjah Nduom, MD, highlights clinical research that is using the brain’s immune system to treat the elusive disease, glioblastoma.
May 3, 2023
Rough Draft Atlanta: Emory unveils ‘innovative’ Winship Cancer Institute in Midtown
Rough Draft Atlanta's Dyana Bagby writes about the opening of Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown and how its innovative design will enable patients with cancer to receive nearly every aspect of their care in one building.
May 2, 2023
WAGA-TV: First look inside the new Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown
FOX 5 Atlanta's Paul Milliken shares a first look inside the new Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown, Atlanta’s newest oncology care center.
May 2, 2023
WABE: Emory Midtown unveils new Winship Cancer Institute
WABE highlights the launching of Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown, a new comprehensive cancer center designed to improve cancer care and provide new opportunities for cancer research.
May 2, 2023
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Watch: Take a tour through Emory’s new massive Winship cancer center
The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution's Helena Oliviero visited Winship at Emory Midtown for a sneak peek at Atlanta’s newest oncology care center set to open May 9.
April 24, 2023
WAGA-TV: New Georgia law could make it easier for cancer patients to get access to personalized cancer care
Following the Georgia Legislature's passage of a bill requiring insurance providers to cover the cost of biomarker testing, FOX5 Atlanta spoke with Winship Executive Director Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, about the role of biomarker testing in guiding treatment decisions for patients with cancer. Ramalingam previously advocated for the importance of biomarker testing at a March 2022 meeting of the Georgia House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Committee.
April 11, 2023
NBC News: Promising new AI can detect early signs of lung cancer that doctors can't see
Winship researcher Anant Madabushi, PhD, was quoted in an NBC News report about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to detect early signs of lung cancer.
Feb. 15, 2023
PBS Medical Stories: Kenny's Story: Going the Distance – Multiple Myeloma
When Kenny, an ultra-runner, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, his friends were surprised as they considered him the healthiest guy in the room. See how Kenny finds the strength to go the distance in this PBS Medical Stories docuseries episode also featuring his Winship hematologist, Dr. Sagar Lonial.
Feb. 13, 2023
WSB-TV: Researchers working to identify GA neighborhoods with dangerous levels of cancer-causing gas
Winship medical oncologist Jennifer Carlisle, MD, speaks to WSB-TV about radon, a gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer and can be found in some Georgia homes and neighborhoods.
Feb. 9, 2023
Health.com: Ovarian Cancer Prevention: Should You Consider Getting Your Fallopian Tubes Removed?
Winship gynecologic oncologist Susan Modesitt, MD, was interviewed by Health.com about whether women should consider getting their fallopian tubes removed to prevent ovarian cancer.
Feb. 1, 2023
Sports Illustrated: Hawks Announce Black History Month Assist Challenge Details
Winship Executive Director, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, comments on the fifth annual Black History Month Assist Challenge, an initiative between Winship, the Atlanta Hawks and the Prostate Cancer Foundation in recognition of Black History Month, which supports prostate cancer research funding and raises awareness about prostate cancer screening, particularly among Black men.
Jan. 23, 2023
WAGA-TV: 'My goal was to stamp cancer out of my life': FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor shares surgery update
FOX 5 Atlanta's Aungelique Proctor is back on the air just over a year after doctors found a large tumor in her stomach. She spoke with FOX 5’s Beth Galvin about her experience and the care she received from Winship’s surgery and oncology teams at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
Dec. 29, 2022
USA Today: Rep. Jamie Raskin's lymphoma diagnosis is serious but curable. Here's what to know.
U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin announced in December that he was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell #lymphoma. In this USA Today video, Winship hematologist Edmund K. Waller, MD describes the disease and potential treatment outcomes.
Dec. 27, 2022
U.S. News and World Report: Obamacare May Have Helped Extend Lives of Young Cancer Patients
Research led by Winship investigator Xu Ji, PhD, and colleagues found that young adults with cancer, especially those who are Hispanic or Black, had better outcomes because of coverage available to them under the Affordable Care Act.
Oct. 19, 2022
Allure Magazine: There’s a lot in the news about hair relaxers and uterine cancer: how worried should we be?
Winship gynecologic oncologist Susan Modesitt, MD, comments for Allure magazine about a study finding chemical hair straighteners may increase the risk of uterine cancer and helps to ease concerns by putting the risk described in the study findings into context.
Oct. 6, 2022
Georgia Public Broadcasting: 'There is no reason for Black women to have such high maternal mortality rates,' says health leader
Winship researcher Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH, commented for Georgia Public Broadcasting on how her team found pronounced racial disparities among those who died of breast cancer in an article about what health care systems leaders had to say about racial disparities in access to quality health care in Georgia.
Sep. 16, 2022
CBS News: New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients
Winship neurosurgeon Edjah Nduom, MD, was quoted in CBS News about how abortion bans impact cancer treatment for pregnant patients.
Aug. 27, 2022
Wall Street Journal: HEALTH Scientists to Study Pig-Organ Transplants in Brain-Dead People for Longer Periods
Winship ethics researcher, Rebecca Pentz, PhD, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, about the ethics of pig organ transplants in people who are brain dead.
Aug. 26, 2022
Medscape: Nearly Half of Cancer Deaths Worldwide Linked to Preventable Factors, Study Shows
In a study featured in Medscape, Emory School of Nursing postdoctoral fellow Yufen Lin, PhD, RN, used a network analysis to identify relationships between depression, fatigue, sleep trouble, pain and cognitive dysfunction, the five most common and distressing psychoneurological symptoms reported by patients with head and neck cancer undergoing IMRT.
Aug. 25, 2022
Health: Nearly Half of Cancer Deaths Worldwide Linked to Preventable Factors, Study Shows
Winship and Rollins School of Public Health researcher Colleen McBride, PhD, comments for Health on the role of cultural norms along with risky behaviors as a cause of preventable cancers.
Aug. 23, 2022
Health: What to Know About Enhertu, the First Targeted Treatment for HER2-Low Breast Cancer
Winship breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD, was quoted in a Health article about a new targeted therapy for HER2-low breast cancer.
July 30, 2022
Popular Science Magazine: Everything you need to know about UPF sun protection
To best protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet light, wear both UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing and broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30. In Popular Science magazine, Winship dermatologist Travis Blalock, MD, advises that both are necessary defenses against skin cancer.
July 6, 2022
New York Times Magazine: The Quest by Circadian Medicine to Make the Most of Our Body
Winship radiation oncologist Zachary S. Buchwald, MD, PhD, was featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story about the potential to harness circadian rhythms to improve health outcomes. Last year, a study by Buchwald and colleagues showed that patients with metastatic melanoma had worse outcomes when at least 20 percent of their immunotherapy infusions were given in the evening. (Subscription required.)
June 9, 2022
MDAtl.com: Study Shows Promise in Treating Kids’ Untreatable Cancer
A new observational study, led by Winship investigator Dr. Kelly Goldsmith and her pediatric oncology colleagues at Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, shows that the majority of high-risk pediatric cancer patients had a genetic alteration in their tumor which could influence how they’re treated.
June 6, 2022
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: LaGrange man battles Stage I colorectal cancer -- how Emory helped him
A history of colorectal cancer in his family caused 45 year old Steven of LaGrange, Georgia to stubbornly get a colonoscopy. The colonscopy saved his life, finding three precancerous polyps and one malignant polyp. Steven now is under active surveillance for his cancer under the watchful care of his Winship colorectal surgeons.
May 25, 2022
WAGA-TV: Georgia childhood cancer survivor becomes pediatric cancer nurse
Julia York, who was treated for a childhood brain tumor by Winship radiation oncologist Natia Esiashvili, MD, is starting her career as a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse in Alabama. York and Esiashvili were featured on FOX 5 Atlanta.
May 22, 2022
Weekly Check-up Atlanta: Dr. Susan Modesitt of Emory Healthcare
Susan Modesitt, MD, director of Emory's Division of Gynecologic Oncology, discussed gynecologic, hereditary and obesity-related cancers on an episode of WSB radio's Weekly Check-Up Atlanta with Bruce Feinberg, MD.
May 16, 2022
Georgia Public Broadcasting: Researchers seek to understand factors in racial disparities among heart disease, cancer patients
Winship researcher Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH, spoke to Georgia Public Broadcasting about a virtual forum taking place tomorrow, May 17, inviting breast cancer survivors, caregivers and other advocates to participate and to share personal experiences with researchers to better understand people’s health journeys.
May 1, 2022
Medpage Today: Immunotherapy Before Head and Neck Surgery Doesn’t Add to Complications
In this Medpage Today article, Winship head and neck surgeon Nicole Schmitt, MD, comments on research showing definitive surgery can be conducted safely after neoadjuvant immunotherapy of head and neck cancer.
April 21, 2022
Medpage Today: Bradley Carthon, MD, on More Equitable Care in Prostate Cancer
Winship medical oncologist Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD, talks to Medpage Today on strategies for providers and institutions to help promote more equitable care access environments and continued decreases in prostate cancer disparities.
April 18, 2022
WGCL-TV: Emory Winship Cancer Institute opens first immediate cancer care center
Winship Chief Medical Officer Sagar Lonial, MD, and Winship Advisory Board Member Pamela R. Rollins are quoted in this CBS 46 story on the opening of The Rollins Immediate Care Center, the first of its kind in Georgia, providing acute care for patients with cancer at Winship experiencing cancer-related symptoms.
April 7, 2022
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: As the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions, some are left behind
Winship patient Steve Chesley is one of the estimated seven million Americans with weakened immune systems who are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death. Chesley and his doctor, Amelia Langston, MD, are featured in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about safely navigating the ongoing pandemic amid widespread easing of COVID-19 restrictions. (AJC subscription required.)
March 22, 2022
WABE Radio: Emory researchers explore the connection between redlining and environmental hazards
Winship and Rollins School of Public Health epidemiologist Lauren McCullough, PhD, and doctoral student Leah Moubadder joined Rose Scott on the Closer Look radio show to discuss research that sheds light on the connection between redlining in Atlanta, air pollution and breast cancer.
Nov. 23, 2021
WAGA-TV: FOX 5 Atlanta's Aungelique Proctor discusses stomach cancer diagnosis
Winship medical oncologist Maria Diab, MD is interviewed on FOX5 Atlanta about news reporter Aungelique Proctor's recent diagnosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
Nov. 23, 2021
Medical World News: Deep Dive: Into the Holiday Season at Emory University's Cancer Center
In an interview with Medical World News, Chris Zorn, clinic operations administrator at Winship Cancer Institute's Clifton campus, offers insights into helping patients navigate family holiday visits and discussed how his clinic promotes holiday cheer in a personalized way.
Nov. 2, 2021
SELF: 6 Things All Black Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer
Winship specialists Mylin Torres, MD, and Lauren McCullough, PhD, are among the experts in this SELF article diving into how breast cancer affects Black women, and offering a few ways to address it.
Nov. 1, 2021
WSB-TV: Jovita Moore’s doctor says she hoped her cancer battle could help someone in the future
In this story for WSB-TV, Winship neurosurgeon Edjah Nduom, MD, talks about the importance of continued research to help patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor.
Oct. 28, 2021
WABE Radio: "Closer Look" guests discuss early screenings, diagnosis and surviving breast cancer
Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD was on WABE's Closer Look radio program to discuss the psychological toll that breast cancer has on patients as well as family members, and strategies on how to cope.
Oct. 18, 2021
WABE Radio: Emory epidemiologist’s research explores breast cancer disparities for Black women
Winship and Rollins School of Public Health epidemiologist Lauren McCullough, PhD, joined Rose Scott on the Closer Look radio show to discuss breast cancer disparities for Black women in Georgia.
Oct. 17, 2021
11 Alive's Atlanta & Company: A&C PLUS: Emory Proton Therapy Center
Patient experience manager Jessica Knepp appeared on 11Alive's Atlanta & Company with Christine Pullara to talk about the advanced care available at the Emory Proton Therapy Center for patients with specific cancers.
Oct. 17, 2021
Weekly Checkup Atlanta: Dr. Kevin Kalinsky of Emory Healthcare
Winship breast oncologist Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, appeared on the Weekly Checkup Atlanta radio show to discuss the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign and the importance of breast cancer screenings during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Oct. 2, 2021
WAGA-TV: Atlanta Falcons put spotlight on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship medical oncologist, Dr. Keerthi Gogineni encouraged FOX5 Atlanta viewers to get their mammograms and talked about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
Sep. 29, 2021
OncLive Inside the Practice: Inside the Practice: Inside Oncology Urgent Care
In an interview for OncLive’s Inside the Practice series, Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP, chief of advanced practice providers at Winship, discussed the role of an immediate care clinic for addressing urgent care needs for patients with cancer.
Sep. 27, 2021
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Executive Profile: Dr. Suresh Ramalingam pursues cancer research and patient care
In an executive profile for the Atlanta Business Chronicle published on Sept. 24, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, discusses career and family, his new role as executive director, and priorities for advancing cancer research and care in Georgia.
Aug. 19, 2021
MedPage Today: Conor Steuer, MD, on immunotherapy options for patients with non-small cell lung cancer
In an article for MedPage Today, Winship thoracic oncologist Conor Steuer, MD highlights how current immunotherapy approaches are providing patients with promising options in treating non-small cell lung cancer.
July 26, 2021
Cure Today: Common Questions on Medical Marijuana
Patients with cancer may seek medical marijuana for multiple reasons. In an interview for Cure Today, Winship palliative care specialist Ali Zarrabi, MD, says patients often want to try cannabis as a way to feel more in control of their treatment.
July 16, 2021
HealthCentral: 8 Questions About Chemo and Lung Cancer, Answered
Winship thoracic oncologist Conor Steuer, MD discusses how chemotherapy continues to play a role in the treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
July 7, 2021
Cure Today: VA Adds Bladder Cancer as Potential Effect of Agent Orange Exposure
Agent Orange exposure impacted millions of U.S. military personnel during the Vietnam War. The chemical may have led to bladder cancer diagnoses later in life. Winship urologist Vikram M. Narayan, MD comments for Cure Today.
May 25, 2021
WebMD: Prostate Cancer: Talking to People About Your Diagnosis
About 1 in 8 men learn that they have prostate cancer sometime during their lifetime. Winship urologist Christopher Filson, MD weighs in for WebMD on how men can reach out for help and support after receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis.
May 13, 2021
Jewish Journal: JScreen Is Making Cancer Genetic Testing Accessible
JScreen, a national public health initiative based at Emory University, announced a program that offers at-home testing for more than 60 cancer susceptibility genes linked to certain hereditary risks.
April 23, 2021
WebMD: Multiple Myeloma and Your Relationships
In an interview with WebMD, clinical social worker Kendelle Miller, LCSW, shares insights for patients with multiple myeloma including how to navigate new dynamics with partners, family members, and coworkers following a diagnosis.
April 22, 2021
11 Alive News: What's the future of the J&J vaccine?
Winship hematologist Manila Gaddh, MD comments on the potential issuance of warning labels for blood clotting on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
April 22, 2021
WebMD: Inside a Doctor's Visit
In this WebMD video, Winship breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD and breast cancer survivor Christen Chandler visit to discuss Christen's journey with her treatment for metastatic breast cancer.
April 12, 2021
WSB-TV: 'It's your life.' Cancer patients urge others to keep doctor appointments amid COVID-19 pandemic
In this story for WSB-TV, Winship head and neck cancer patient Rob Logan talks about the importance of receiving his treatments despite the current pandemic and encourages others not to delay their care.
March 10, 2021
GPB News: New At-Home Genetic Test Shows Risk Of Multiple Types Of Cancer
A national public health initiative based out of Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Human Genetics recently announced a new program that offers at-home testing for 63 cancer susceptibility genes associated with hereditary risks for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, skin and many other cancers.
Jan. 28, 2021
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Hawks launch ‘Black History Month Assist Challenge’ for prostate cancer awareness
The Atlanta Hawks launch prostate cancer awareness campaign in partnership with Prostate Cancer Foundation and Winship Cancer Institute. Adam Marcus, PhD, Winship interim executive director, comments for Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jan. 27, 2021
11 Alive News: Atlanta Hawks help battle prostate cancer during Black History Month
Winship medical oncologist Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD appears in segment on the Atlanta Hawks' prostate cancer awareness initiative during Black History Month.
Jan. 21, 2021
WebMD: The Link Between Chronic Inflammation and Lung Cancer
Winship thoracic oncologist Conor Steuer, MD comments for WebMD on the relationship of long-term chronic inflammation and lung cancer, and describes the triggers that cause inflammation.
Jan. 13, 2021
Atlanta Jewish Times: Is There a Jewish Link to Cancer?
Winship experts leading advancements in cancer detection and innovative therapies share their insights about a Jewish genetic predisposition to certain cancers such as breast and ovarian cancer.
Nov. 24, 2020
Atlanta Jewish Times: Lymphoma Research at Winship Led by Dr. Jonathon B. Cohen
Winship hematologist Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS is featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times discussing his inspiration in caring for patients with lymphoma, his research of new treatment options, and about the support from his family and community.
Oct. 27, 2020
MedPage Today: PET-Guided Radiation Boosts Post-Postatectomy Outcomes
Winship radiation oncologist comments for MedPage Today on a study presented at the 2020 American Society for Radiation Oncology that found image-guided radiotherapy with the advanced PET radiotracer fluciclovine (Axumin) reduced treatment failure rates in men with recurrent prostate cancer following surgery.
Oct. 25, 2020
Weekly Checkup Atlanta: Drs. Rebecca Seidel and Karen Godette of Emory Healthcare
Winship radiation oncologist Karen Godette, MD, and breast imaging expert Rebecca Seidel, MD, appeared on the Weekly Checkup Atlanta radio show to discuss breast cancer prevention, screening, and early state therapy, and also discuss radiation including protons in more advanced disease.
Oct. 10, 2020
WAGA-TV: Falcons to honor cancer survivor during first game open to fans
A Winship cancer survivor, Tess who's battled breast and lung cancer over the last year is honored by the Atlanta Falcons during their game against the Carolina Panthers as part of Crucial Catch month.
Oct. 2, 2020
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Researchers in Atlanta tackle breast cancer disparities
The Atlanta Business Chronicle interview Winship Cancer Institute and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing investigator Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, on health disparities for Asian-Americans with breast cancer. Dr. Im developed a support program to improve survivorship among Asian Americans.
Sep. 17, 2020
Forbes Magazine: A New Approach To A Deadly Breast Cancer Offers Hope To The Black Women It Affects Most
In an interview with Forbes, Winship investigator Karmella Haynes, PhD discusses engineering chromatin proteins to develop novel therapies for triple-negative breast cancer.
Aug. 31, 2020
WSB-TV: Death of Chadwick Boseman showing need for better understanding of colon cancer
In a WSB-TV news story on actor Chadwick Boseman's recent passing due to colon cancer, Emory Healthcare gastroenterologist Jennifer Christie, MD, talks about how cancer researchers are looking at new ways to understanding why colon cancer is affecting younger people.
Aug. 31, 2020
WAGA-TV: Doctors, advocates urged communities of color to get screened for colon cancer
Emory Healthcare gastroenterologist Jennifer Christie, MD, comments for FOX 5 Atlanta in a news story on prevention and screening recommendations for African Americans, who are at higher risk for developing colon cancer.
July 30, 2020
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Scottrade founder Rodger Riney gives Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute $7.8M
The Atlanta Business Chronicle highlights the $7.8 million gift from the Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation to fund multiple myeloma research at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
July 16, 2020
Fox News: Lung radiation helps coronavirus pneumonia patients recover faster, study says
A study by Winship radiation oncologists suggests lung low-dose radiotherapy may reduce severe inflammation associated with coronavirus and improve patients' outcomes.
June 23, 2020
NBC Nightly News: Nightly News: Kids Edition (June 23, 2020)
10-year-old Brigid's mom was treated for breast cancer by her Winship care team at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. As a thank you, Brigid made bracelets and wrote letters in crayon for the Winship oncology nurses who cared for her mom. She shares her heart-warming story in this NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Kids Edition. (Segment starts at 7:04)
May 22, 2020
The Cancer Letter: Funerals, church choirs, poultry plants fuel COVID-19 in rural Georgia - threatening Atlanta with a second spike
Winship hematologist Amelia Langston, MD comments for The Cancer Letter on a story examining how the COVID-19 coronavirus has uniquely impacted communities in Georgia, both urban and rural.
May 17, 2020
WSB-TV: Dunwoody girl crafts beaded bracelets to thank local nurses
Brigid, 10-year-old daughter of breast cancer patient Amy Quinn, gave 100 hand-made bracelets and wrote thank you letters to the nursing staff who cared for her mother at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Her story was featured on WSB-TV's People 2 People program.
April 30, 2020
WGCL-TV: Cancer In Times of COVID: Melissa's journey
CBS 46 news reporter Melissa Stern describes her journey with breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Winship breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD, appears in the story.
April 28, 2020
CNN: Small pilot study looks at low-dose chest radiation for Covid-19 patients
Winship radiation oncologist Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD appears in a CNN story about a small pilot clinical trial conducted at Winship to explore whether low dose chest radiation therapy may improve lung function in certain critically ill Covid-19 patients.
April 9, 2020
Al-Jazeera: How US cancer patients are navigating new coronavirus anxiety
Winship hematologist Amelia Langston, MD, shares how to help keep COVID-19 virus at bay and recommends patients with cancer create a protective cocoon around them and asks family members to stick to social distancing rules.
March 19, 2020
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Virus forces hard choices for Georgians living with weakened immunity
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD comments for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on balancing the risk of pausing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments against the risk of contracting COVID-19.
March 3, 2020
WSB-TV: Potential breakthrough in early cancer detection is being researched in Atlanta
Winship ocular oncologist Hans Grossniklaus, MD appears in a WSB-TV story about an exciting development with the use of MRI for the early detection of cancer. The research is a collaborative effort with colleagues at Georgia State University.
Jan. 8, 2020
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Cancer deaths see biggest one-year drop ever
Reporting on the American Cancer Society’s announcement of the biggest one-year drop in cancer mortality, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article features Winship lung cancer expert Suresh Ramalingam explaining how advances in lung cancer treatment have vastly improved outcomes and quality of life for many patients. The story focuses on Ramalingam and his patient Erica Aronin.
Dec. 31, 2019
Healio.com: Early Lenalidomide Delays Multiple Myeloma Progression
Winship medical oncologist Sagar Lonial, MD discusses results of a study showing early treatment with lenalidomide for smoldering myeloma appeared to delay progression to symptomatic multiple myeloma compared with observation alone.
Dec. 31, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: John Lewis likely to stay in D.C. for treatment of pancreatic cancer
Winship medical oncologist Bassel El-Rayes, MD comments for Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the likely treatment U.S. Congressman John Lewis will receive for his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Dec. 30, 2019
WGCL-TV: Oncologist explains pancreatic cancer
Winship medical oncologist Bassel El-Rayes, MD describes the treatment of pancreatic cancer for a CBS 46 story on U.S. Congressman John Lewis' diagnosis of the disease.
Nov. 21, 2019
CNN: Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says
Winship colorectal surgeon Virginia Shaffer, MD comments for CNN on the upward trend of anal cancer rates and mortality in the United States.
Nov. 15, 2019
WebMD: Considering CBD or Melatonin for Sleep? What to Know
For patients dealing with cancer treatment, poor sleep can be a source of frustration. Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD, addresses a couple of "natural" remedies and shares tips on ways to get restorative rest at night.
Nov. 12, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Emory breaks ground on $1 billion cancer tower in Midtown Atlanta
Emory University broke ground November 12 on a $469 million facility that will stretch across more than three acres of Midtown Atlanta. Construction of the 17-story facility will allow Emory to consolidate all of its services for cancer patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Oct. 18, 2019
ASCO Post: The Future of the Radiation Abscopal Response
Winship radiation oncologist Mohammad K. Khan, MD, PhD comments for the ASCO Post on the radiation abscopal pathway.
Oct. 10, 2019
ASCO Post: Researchers Examine the Rise in HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers
Winship surgical oncologist Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH comments for the ASCO Post on the increase in the rate of newly diagnosed oropharyngeal cancers.
Sep. 25, 2019
Atlanta Jewish Times: 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews Carry Genetic Cancer Defect
Winship breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD comments on the PEACH BRCA study, a new research initiative by Emory JScreen focused on BRCA screening for cancer risk among people of Ashkenazi Jewish background.
Sep. 20, 2019
The New York Times: Alabama Gov Begins Treatment for Cancerous Spot on Her Lung
Winship medical oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD comments for the Associated Press about Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's lung cancer diagnosis.
Sep. 17, 2019
WebMD: Cancer Changed Your Appearance - Don't Let People's Reactions Keep You Indoors
The physical changes that come with cancer treatment can cause others to judge appearances which comes with a psychological toll that can be exhausting. Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD, shares tips on how to deal with this.
Aug. 26, 2019
Health24.com: Is MRI screening worth it for breast cancer survivors?
Winship radiologist Mary Newell, MD comments on a study finding MRI screening for breast cancer survivors tended to detect more tumours, compared with yearly mammography alone.
Aug. 21, 2019
640 AM WGST: Jane Meisel, Medical Oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute
Glenn Family Breast Center medical oncologist Jane Meisel, MD appeared on The Dana Barrett radio program on 640 WGST talking about breast cancer and a new research initiative focused on BRCA screening for cancer risk.
Aug. 6, 2019
Bicycling Magazine: Two Leukemia Survivors Just Rode Across the U.S. for the Program That Saved Their Lives
Two leukemia survivors, both treated at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University by the same doctor, Dr. Amy Langston, finished a 4,000 mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise awareness for bone marrow donation.
July 12, 2019
NPR: How To Be A Better Caregiver When A Loved One Gets Sick
Winship palliative care specialist Kimberly Curseen, MD talks to NPR about the decision making behind end-of-life care and the steps patients and their caregivers can take to develop a plan. Her segment starts at 17:16.
July 2, 2019
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: At 50, AJC Peachtree Road Race is enduring symbol of Atlanta
When Winship patient Walter Hawkins of Ellenwood, Georgia battled paralysis from a spinal tumor and then started treatment for metastatic lung cancer, his goal was to take part in the AJC Peachtree Road Race. On July 4, 2019, he will participate for the fifth consecutive time.
June 26, 2019
OncLive.com: Dr. Saba on Improving Cancer Detection Rates in HNSCC
Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD, talks to OncLive.com on improving cancer detection rates in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
June 26, 2019
ASCO Post: Immune Therapies Emerging in Disease-Specific Treatment of HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer
Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD discusses immune therapies emerging in the disease-specific treatment of HPV-positive head and neck cancer.
June 25, 2019
ASCO Post: Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: Delaying Disease Progression With an Immunomodulatory Agent
Winship Chief Medical Officer Sagar Lonial, MD discusses the potentially practice-changing findings showing that lenalidomide substantially delayed progression of smoldering multiple myeloma to aggressive disease when compared with observation alone
June 25, 2019
Cancer Network: Could Adding Bortezomib Have Benefit for High-Risk Follicular Lymphoma?
Winship hematologist Kristie Blum, MD comments on the results of a study evaluating bortezomib added to a combination therapy for patients with high-risk follicular lymphoma.
June 17, 2019
JNCCN 360: Sagar Lonial, MD, on Lenalidomide vs Observation Alone in High-Risk Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
Winship hematologist Sagar Lonial, MD, discusses whether study findings should alter the standard approach of observation alone with lenalidomide treatment which may delay progression of asymptomatic high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma.
June 12, 2019
Cancer Network: Dr. Ahmad Tarhini on Ipilimumab vs Interferon-a2b for Resected High-Risk Melanoma
Winship medical oncologist Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD spoke with Cancer Network about a phase III study of adjuvant ipilimumab versus high-dose interferon-a2b for treating resected high-risk melanoma. The results of the trial were presented at ASCO 2019.
June 4, 2019
WebMD: Should Breast Cancer Survivors Get MRI Screening?
Winship breast radiologist Mary Newell, MD comments for WebMD on the use of MRI screening in addition to mammograms for patients with breast cancer.
June 3, 2019
ASCO Post: 2019 ASCO: Expansion of Clinical Trial Inclusion Criteria in Patients With Advanced NSCLC
Winship pharmacologist R. Donald Harvey, PharmD comments for the ASCO Post on results of a study presented at the 2019 ASCO annual meeting expanding eligibility criteria in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
June 3, 2019
Cancer Network: Is It Time to Change Clinical Trial Inclusion Criteria in Lung Cancer?
Winship pharmacologist R. Donald Harvey, PharmD is lead author of study evaluating the impact of broadening clinical trial eligibility criteria for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
June 1, 2019
WebMD: How Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Works
In this video for WebMD, Winship thoracic oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD describes for patients with lung cancer what to consider when treated with immunotherapy.
June 1, 2019
WebMD: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Managing Complications
In this video for WebMD, Winship thoracic oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, talks about the symptoms and complications that can appear as lung cancer spreads.
June 1, 2019
WebMD: Sex and Intimacy After Prostate Cancer
In this video for WebMD, Winship urologist Chris Filson, MD weighs in on the impact prostate cancer treatment can have on both a patient and their partner¿s romantic life.
May 29, 2019
WABE 90.1 FM: Closer Look: Keeping Skin Safe During Summertime
Closer Look radio host Rose Scott spoke with Winship medical oncologist Ragi Kudchadkar, MD discussing skin cancer prevention and risk factors for different skin types. (starts 40:56)
May 15, 2019
OncLive.com: Leveraging Locoregional Therapy and Resection in Metastatic CRC
Winship medical oncologist Bassel El-Rayes, MD comments for OncLive.com on the role of locoregional approaches for patients with borderline and unresectable colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver.
May 13, 2019
WebMD: How to Handle Worry During 'Watchful Waiting'
Many patients who have faced cancer have also experienced periods of "watchful waiting" during their journey. Whether it is between scans or treatment sessions, it is common to feel anxiety during these times. In this WebMD blog, Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD provides advice on how to cope through watchful waiting.
April 25, 2019
ASCO Post: Expert Point of View: Kristin Higgins, MD
Winship radiation oncologist Kristin Higgins, MD writes opinion article for the ASCO Post on the role of repeat PET and/or CT scans in ensuring accuracy of staging locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
April 24, 2019
GenomeWeb: Multiple Myeloma Sequences Reveal Prognostic Immunoglobulin Translocation
Winship cancer biologist Lawrence Boise, PhD comments on a Emory University-led study published in Nature Communications finding recurrent translocations involving the immunoglobulin lambda (IgL) antibody locus may predict treatment response and patient outcomes in multiple myeloma.
April 24, 2019
Targeted Oncology: Cohen Reviews Treatment Decisions for Patient With Newly Diagnosed MCL
Winship hematologist Jonathon Cohen, MD explains the treatment considerations and decisions he makes when seeing a patient with mantle cell lymphoma in the clinic.
April 24, 2019
Healio.com: VIDEO: Novel combinations can capitalize on immunogenicity of head and neck cancer
In a video for HemOncToday, Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD discusses combination approaches for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the immunotherapy era.
March 18, 2019
WSB-TV: Atlanta woman gives message of hope despite often-deadly diagnosis
Winship pancreatic cancer patient Debra Bradley talks about her journey with WSB-TV, and shares a message of hope to others affected by the disease.
March 11, 2019
WAGA-TV: Cellphones can help cancer patients fight boredom, nerves
For patients and caregivers sitting either in a waiting room or in an infusion chair, using a cell phone, computer or tablet can be positive or negative depending on their frame of mind. Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer gives Fox 5 Atlanta some tips on how to best use that time.
March 8, 2019
WSB-TV: Alex Trebek announces he has pancreatic cancer, and he plans to fight
After TV celebrity Alex Trebek announced he had pancreatic cancer, WSB-TV reporter Tom Regan interviewed Winship medical oncologist Bassel El-Rayes, MD to find out why the disease is so difficult to treat.
March 7, 2019
WABE 90.1 FM: Closer Look: Emory Researcher Talks Alternative to Opioids For Pain
Closer Look radio host Rose Scott spoke with Winship interventional radiologist Dr. David Prologo discussing the use of cryoablation to reduce pain for cancer patients, and as an alternative to opioids for pain management. (starts 40:48)
March 6, 2019
WAGA-TV: Sharing cancer journey on social media can be tricky
FOX 5 Atlanta talks with Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer, and Winship patient Rebekah Howerton, about some of the unexpected (positive and negative) reactions patients could get from their social media network and how to think through the repercussions of going public with their story.
Feb. 27, 2019
MedPage Today: Oncologists on Biosimilars: An Interview with Rebecca Pentz, PhD, and R. Donald Harvey, PharmD
In an interview for MedPage Today, Winship investigators Donald Harvey, PharmD and Rebecca Pentz, PhD, discuss results from a survey of oncology clinicians at Emory University revealing the most important factors in their decision to use #biosimilars - as well as some knowledge gaps.
Feb. 1, 2019
Healio.com: Gastric Cancer Video Perspectives: Bassel El-Rayes, MD
In a series of videos for Healio.com, Bassel El-Rayes, MD addresses recent advances in gastric cancer; high-risk populations that could benefit from routine screening; managing patients with early vs. advanced disease; and promising agents in the pipeline.
Jan. 15, 2019
WXIA-TV: Government shutdown could delay life-saving medical research, Atlanta officials warn
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD comments for 11Alive News on how the current government shutdown may affect cancer research and drug development.
Jan. 10, 2019
WebMD: An Inoperable Tumor in Your Lung
Winship Deputy Directory and renowned lung cancer specialist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, talks to WebMD on potential therapies for the management of unresectable lung cancer.
Jan. 8, 2019
CNN: US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr. comments for CNN on the downward trend of cancer mortality in the US as reported in a recently released report by the American Cancer Society.
Dec. 7, 2018
WABE 90.1 FM: Closer Look: Atlanta United FC Fan Round Tables; 2018 Year in Music; Emory University's Proton Therapy Center Opens
WABE was there for the Dec. 6th grand opening of the Emory Proton Therapy Center and Closer Look's radio host Rose Scott revisited her behind-the-scenes tour from last summer with Winship radiation oncologist and Medical Director Dr. Mark McDonald. (Starts at 4:06)
Dec. 7, 2018
Atlanta Magazine: Emory Proton Therapy Center opens, bringing a new-age tool to the battle with cancer
Atlanta Magazine features the opening of the Emory Proton Therapy Center, including the ceremony with Emory leadership and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and quotes from Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Emory Proton Therapy Center Medical Director Mark McDonald, MD.
Dec. 4, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Blood pressure medication recalls: Everything you should know, Atlanta doctors, experts say
Winship cardio-oncologist Anant Mandawat, MD, comments on a recent recall of many common high blood pressure medications containing valsartan due to potential cancer risk.
Nov. 16, 2018
WebMD: The Emotional Impact of Testing Positive for a BRCA Gene Mutation
Getting tested for a BRCA gene mutation can be a psychologically difficult process. In a WebMD blog, Winship oncology psychiatrist, Dr. Wendy Baer talks about how to manage the emotional impact of testing positive.
Nov. 9, 2018
IASLC Lung Cancer News: Living in the "Gray Zone": Entering a New Age in Radiation Therapy for Patients with Lung Cancer
Winship radiation oncologist Kristin Higgins, MD explains her approaches to therapeutic decision making and provides an overview of the latest in radiation oncology technology.
Nov. 8, 2018
Cure Magazine: Immunotherapy Provides Long-Awaited Progress in Small Cell Lung Cancer
Winship medical oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, is quoted in article about how immunotherapy is showing progress in the treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
Nov. 5, 2018
OncLive: The HPV Puzzle: Quest to Deintensify Therapy in Oropharyngeal Cancer Continues
Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD comments for OncLive on the current strategies to reduce the intensity of treatment for patients with HPV positive oropharyngeal cancer.
Oct. 31, 2018
WAGA-TV: Many men don't know they get breast cancer, too
Fox 5 Atlanta talked to Winship surgical oncologist Cletus Arciero, MD about the incidence of male breast cancer and risk factors for it. They also interviewed Winship patient Eric Dunlap, who was diagnosed and treated 18 years ago, and has made it his mission to raise awareness among men of breast cancer.
Oct. 24, 2018
OncLive: The Rapidly Changing Landscape in RCC Therapy: What Future Research May Hold
Winship medical oncologist Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD, writes for OncLive.com on "The Rapidly Changing Landscape in Renal Cell Carcinoma Therapy: What Future Research May Hold."
Oct. 15, 2018
WSB-TV: Happy Tails bring smiles to patients
Every month, the tail-wagging volunteers from Happy Tails Pet Therapy stop by to visit with patients, caregivers and staff. This WSB-TV story shows how they bring smiles to everyone.
Oct. 13, 2018
WSB-TV: Cancer patients make laps and raise awareness at Winship
Inspiring WSB-TV People to People story with oncology patients and staff from our inpatient floors at the Emory University Hospital Tower. They took part in the Winship .5K a few days before the Winship Win the Fight 5K on October 13.
Oct. 5, 2018
Cancer Network: Insurance Status Linked with Follicular Lymphoma Outcomes
Winship hematologist Ajay Nooka, MD, comments for Cancer Network on a recent FDA approval of clonoSEQ, a next-generation sequencing assay, for the detection of minimal residual disease in patients with multiple myeloma or acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Sep. 27, 2018
WebMD: Is a Clinical Trial Right for Me?
Many considerations go into deciding to participate in a clinical trial, including the uncertainty of whether the trial will work. In a blog for WebMD, Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD helps patients consider emotional side of the decision-making process.
Sep. 24, 2018
WXIA-TV: Why do many non-smokers get lung cancer?
In this special 11Alive News report, Winship Deputy Director and thoracic oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, talks about additional risk factors for lung cancer beyond smoking cigarettes.
Sep. 18, 2018
Cancer Network: Insurance Status Linked with Follicular Lymphoma Outcomes
Winship hematologist Christopher Flowers, MD, comments for Cancer Network on a study looking at disparities in health insurance affecting outcomes for patients with follicular lymphoma.
Sep. 10, 2018
Healio.com: Collaboration needed to complete clinical trials of proton therapy
Emory Proton Therapy Center Medical Director Mark McDonald, MD, provides a perspective for Healio.com on the value and viability of clinical trials in proton therapy.
Aug. 20, 2018
WAGA-TV: Georgia woman hopes experimental "living" cancer therapy will stop her myeloma
FOX 5 Atlanta features Winship multiple myeloma patient Cheri Letts who is doing well after taking part in a clinical trial with CAR-T-cell therapy, a type of treatment that harnesses the patient's own immune system to fight cancer.
Aug. 16, 2018
Whole Health Cure Podcast: "Integrative Medicine and Cancer" with Omer Kucuk, MD
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD, sat down with Whole Health Cure podcast host and Emory physician Sharon Bergquist, MD to discuss integrative medicine and cancer.
Aug. 8, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dunwoody Country Club gives Emory $265K for prostate cancer research
The Dunwoody Country Club's Champions Golf Association raised $265,000 for prostate cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute. The funds will help start new research projects.
Aug. 2, 2018
WABE 90.1 FM: Closer Look: Emory Proton Therapy Center (part 2)
Closer Look radio host Rose Scott spoke with Emory Proton Therapy Center Medical Director Dr. Mark McDonald about the facility and how treatment will benefit patients when the center opens later this year. (starts 24:03)
Aug. 2, 2018
WABE 90.1 FM: Closer Look: Emory Proton Therapy Center (part 1)
Closer Look radio host Rose Scott spoke with Emory Proton Therapy Center Medical Director Dr. Mark McDonald about the facility and how treatment will benefit patients when the center opens later this year. (starts 27:10)
July 31, 2018
Dunwoody Crier: Dunwoody senior men raise record for Winship
The Dunwoody Country Club's Champions Golf Association announced 2018 fundraising results benefiting prostate cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
July 30, 2018
WebMD: Is Denial Affecting Your Cancer Treatment?
People living with cancer often lean heavily on denial to cope with the stress and uncertainty that come with a cancer diagnosis. In a WebMD blog, Winship oncology psychiatrist, Dr. Wendy Baer explains the role of denial as a defense mechanism.
July 23, 2018
Ivanhoe Broadcast News: High-Tech Treatment for Esophageal Cancer
Winship thoracic surgeon Manu Sancheti, MD, discusses a high-tech treatment for esophageal cancer for Ivanhoe Broadcast News.
July 23, 2018
WAGA-TV: Georgia teen uses music to ease cancer patients' anxiety
Fox 5 Atlanta shares story of Winship teen volunteer Christopher Wang comforting cancer patients at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital during their treatment with the soothing sounds of his viola.
July 20, 2018
OncLive: Dr. Lonial Discusses Emerging Agents in Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma
Winship Chief Medical Officer Sagar Lonial, MD, discusses emerging agents in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
July 16, 2018
OncLive: Ramalingam Reflects on Recent Advances in SCLC
Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, reflects on recent data and what is on the horizon for the treatment of small cell lung cancer.
July 3, 2018
OncLive: ASCO 2018: Dr. Lonial Highlights CAR T-Cell Therapy and More in Myeloma
Winship Chief Medical Officer Sagar Lonial, MD, discusses multiple myeloma data presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
June 28, 2018
MedPage Today: Taking Care of Family and Friends
Winship investigator Rebecca Pentz, PhD, who has been involved in ethics research for 30 years discusses the issues that can come up when a physician's personal and professional lives intersect.
June 22, 2018
OncLive: Dr. Ramalingam on Avelumab Plus Lorlatinib in NSCLC
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses the combination of avelumab plus iorlatinib in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
June 12, 2018
WebMD: When Your Family Doesn't Agree With Your Cancer Treatment Plan
For cancer patients, there are many treatment decisions to be made, and the process is more difficult when patients and families disagree about the best treatment plan. Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD, describes for WebMD how to get through the process as smoothly as possible.
June 8, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: What new breast cancer study means for patients facing chemo
Winship was among the institutions that enrolled women in the breast cancer treatment trial that's the basis for a groundbreaking study looking at genetic testing to identify patients who can avoid chemotherapy. Winship breast oncologists Dr. Jane Meisel and Dr. Keerthi Gogineni comment on the study for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
June 8, 2018
OncLive: Dr. Ramalingam on Plasma EGFR Mutations as a Predictor of Response in NSCLC
Winship Deputy Director Dr. Suresh Ramalingam talks to OncLive about plasma EGFR mutations as a predictor of response to osimertinib in the AURA3 trial in non-small cell lung cancer.
June 1, 2018
Georgia Trend: Fighting Cancer Before It Starts
In an interview for Georgia Trend, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, executive director of Winship Cancer Institute, discusses strategies for cancer prevention in Georgia and beyond.
June 1, 2018
Georgia Trend: Research, Reputation and Revenue
In Georgia Trend magazine, Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS, physician scientist at Winship Cancer Institute, discusses Winship's commitment to better serve patients in Georgia through advancements in cancer immunotherapy.
May 30, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New screening guidelines for colorectal cancer could save lives, experts say
Winship surgical oncologist Charles A. Staley, MD, talked with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the significance of the new lower recommended age for colorectal cancer screening from the American Cancer Society.
May 30, 2018
WAGA-TV: Gene therapy may reduce need for blood transfusions
Fox 5 Atlanta looked at an early study of gene therapy that might provide hope for a Winship patient needing monthly blood transfusions for a blood disorder called beta thalassemia. Winship hematologist Dr. Morgan McLemore explains why.
May 25, 2018
OncLive: Selinexor Tested in Combination With Standard Therapy in Multiple Myeloma
Winship Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sagar Lonial discusses study evaluating use of selinexor in combination therapy in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
May 23, 2018
WAGA-TV: A cardboard cancer clinic gives patients a taste of what's to come
Fox 5 Atlanta shows a life-size cardboard model being built of the new Winship Cancer Institute Phase I Clinical Trials unit in the Emory University Tower, and how staff involvement was critical to this unique design process.
May 9, 2018
Everyday Health: Tagrisso Approved as a First-Line Treatment for Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Suresh Ramalingam, MD, deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, comments on the recent approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of osimertinib as a first-line treatment for metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients who have an EGFR mutation.
May 9, 2018
WebMD: Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
In this video for WebMD, Winship medical oncologist Bradley Carthon, MD, describes the current treatment options available to patients diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.
May 8, 2018
WAGA-TV: Woman battling brain cancer gets special surprise from Good Day's Ron Gant
Ron Gant, morning anchor and former Atlanta Braves player, delivered well-wishes to Sue Light in Winship's radiation oncology waiting room. The surprise, set up by daughter Jenny and Fox 5 reporter Christy Hutchings, brought the brain cancer patient to tears.
May 8, 2018
WebMD: What to Ask Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer
When diagnosed with prostate cancer, a patient may have many questions. In this WebMD video, Winship medical oncologist Bradley Carthon, MD, explains what questions to ask your doctor to get the answers you need.
May 5, 2018
MedPage Today: Tumor Mutational Burden in Lung Cancer Gets Mixed Reviews
Winship medical oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, comments on results of a study in advanced lung cancer which showed a significant association between tumor mutational burden and response to nivolumab.
April 30, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Heavy drinking may increase 'bad' bacteria in your mouth, study finds
Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD, comments on research results suggesting heavy drinkers may experience higher levels of "bad" bacteria in their mouths, including linking it to cancer, compared to moderate or non-drinkers.
April 30, 2018
Cure Magazine: A Mix-and-Match Approach to Treating Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Winship medical oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, is quoted in article about how the combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy, and more, is changing the landscape of treating lung cancer.
April 20, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Immune therapy plus chemo doubles lung cancer survival, study says
Winship medical oncologist Suresh Ramalingam, MD, comments on study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finding improved patient outcomes for lung cancer patients treated with a combination therapy of pembrolizumab, platinum therapy and pemetrexed, compared to those who only got chemotherapy.
April 17, 2018
OncLive: Mutation Burden May Help Guide First-Line Immunotherapy in NSCLC
Winship Deputy Director Dr. Suresh Ramalingam is quoted regarding study results identifying tumor mutational burden as a biomarker in non-small cell lung cancer identified patients who were more likely to respond to first-line combination immunotherapy with nivolumab and ipilimumab .
April 16, 2018
HemOnc Today: Tumor mutational burden feasible biomarker for benefit from dual checkpoint inhibition
Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, shares results of study demonstrating feasibility of tumor mutational burden as an emerging, predictive biomarker for response to checkpoint inhibition in patients treated with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
April 13, 2018
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Healing process after breast cancer surgery could cause cancer to spread in mice, study says
Winship surgical oncologist Preeti Subhedar, MD, provides commentary on mouse study looking at post-surgery cancer recurrence.
April 3, 2018
OncLive: Key Considerations in the Management of Stage 3 NSCLC
Winship Executive Director Dr. Walter J. Curran, Jr. discusses several key considerations in the management of non-small cell lung cancer with colleagues.
March 30, 2018
Patient Power: CAR T-Cell Therapy: What Does It Mean for Myeloma Patients?
Winship hematologist Sagar Lonial, MD, participated in a panel for Patient Power discussing patient response to CAR T-cell therapy and its durability.
March 27, 2018
Washington Post: The Health 202: Why the medical community is concerned about a genetic testing boom
Emory genetic counselor Karen Grinzaid and Winship breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD, comment for The Washington Post on the topic of genetic testing for breast cancer.
March 22, 2018
WebMD: The Emotional Toll of Post-Diagnosis Genetic Testing
Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer blogs for WebMD about the emotional toll patients may feel due to genetic testing results.
March 15, 2018
WebMD: Combat Common Side Effects of Immunotherapy
Winship hematological oncologist Jonathon Cohen, MD, is featured in a new patient education video for WebMD discussing some of the potential side effects of cancer immunotherapy.
March 10, 2018
OncLive: Studies Highlight Rationale for Immunotherapy in Early-Stage and Locally Advanced NSCLC
Winship medical oncologist Rathi Pillai, MD, describes results of a study using immunotherapy following chemo and radiotherapy to treat patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer.
March 8, 2018
CNN: FDA approval of self testing for breast cancer genes comes with cautions
Winship breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD, comments for CNN Health on a recently FDA-approved test available to consumers which screens for specific breast and ovarian cancer genes.
Feb. 26, 2018
OncLive: Dr. Ramalingam on Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy in NSCLC
Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, discusses data with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Feb. 23, 2018
WCLK 91.1FM: Your Health Connection Discusses HPV Vaccine
Winship gynecologic oncologist Lisa Flowers, MD, appeared on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station's Your Health Connection radio show to discuss human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine. The show is hosted by Clark Atlanta University.
Feb. 22, 2018
OncLive: Ramalingam Highlights Immunotherapy Advances in NSCLC
In an interview for OncLive, Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, discusses the exciting findings from the KEYNOTE-189 and IMpower150 immunotherapy trials in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Feb. 10, 2018
Healio.com: BTK inhibitors provide 'exciting time' for the treatment of lymphoma subtype
Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS, medical director of infusion services at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses three studies evaluating the use of different Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitors with the potential to treat mantle cell lymphoma.
Feb. 9, 2018
WebMD: Should You Consider Medical Marijuana?
Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer answers the question "Should you consider medical marijuana?" in a WebMD blog.
Jan. 30, 2018
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Emory Proton Therapy Center gears up to open in late 2018
Atlanta Business Chronicle features story of the Emory Proton Therapy Center which is putting the finishing touches in place to start treating patients by late 2018. (Must have subscription to view full article.)
Jan. 25, 2018
OncLive: Novel Antibody Tested in First-Line DLBCL Therapy
Winship hematologist Christopher R. Flowers, MD, is the principal investigator testing a novel antibody in first-line diffuse large B-cell lymphoma therapy.
Jan. 9, 2018
Reuters Health: Not all elderly lung cancer patients get recommended care
Winship radiation oncology resident, Rick Cassidy, MD, led study finding elderly lung cancer patients who are African American or from less educated communities are less likely to get the combination of chemotherapy and radiation that's linked to better survival odds.
Dec. 15, 2017
HemOnc Today: VIDEO: Studies may lead to 'era' where chemotherapy is not needed for lymphoma subtype
Two long-term follow-up studies presented at the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting may indicate a future where patients with mantle cell lymphoma can be effectively managed without the use of chemotherapy, according to Winship hematologist Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS.
Dec. 8, 2017
WebMD: It's Metastatic - Now What?
For many people living with cancer, "metastatic" is a dreaded word. Cancer goes from being something to beat or cure, to being something people have to live with every single day. Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer provides advice on how to cope with the diagnosis and explains how important it is to live for today.
Dec. 6, 2017
Georgia Public Broadcasting: Even If You Want To Quit, Smoking Is Tough To Kick
Winship investigator Carla Berg, PhD talks about new research on smoking, and how the marketing and language around smoking regulation affects one's ability to quit.
Dec. 4, 2017
WAGA-TV: Facing cancer, mother of 5 finds help, hope
Breast cancer survivor and Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital patient Shannon Matthews found help after her diagnosis. Today she is a year out from treatment and grateful to the Center for Black Women's Wellness, Inc for helping her get there.
Dec. 4, 2017
RadioMD: Comprehensive Cancer Care: Spiritual Health
RadioMD host Bill Klaproth interviews Caroline Peacock, Manager of Spiritual Health Support and Community Care at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, on the role of spiritual health in comprehensive cancer care. [audio clip]
Dec. 1, 2017
Crookston Times: HealthSmart - Questions about health stress, eye floaters, and thyroid cancer
Winship medical oncologist, Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD , describes risk factors for thyroid cancer.
Nov. 25, 2017
ASCO Post: Melanoma Mutations: What You Need to Know
Winship medical oncologist Melinda Yushak, MD, discusses BRAF mutations in advanced melanoma.
Nov. 17, 2017
Atlanta Jewish Times: Slow, Innovative Abdominal Surgery Fights Cancer
Winship surgical oncologist Dr. Joshua Winer is one of few surgeons in the United States practicing the innovative HIPEC procedure.
Nov. 14, 2017
WebMD: Don't Let Cancer Spoil Your Thanksgiving: 3 Tips for Enjoying the Holiday
Cancer treatment can make any holiday more complicated, but Thanksgiving is especially difficult. Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer provides three tips for enjoying the holiday.
Nov. 13, 2017
OncLive.com: Ramalingam Expands on Osimertinib Updates in NCCN Guidelines for EGFR+ NSCLC
Winship's Deputy Director, Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD discusses some of the changes to the National CCN guidelines in non-small cell lung cancer, specifically with EGFR-mutation positive.
Nov. 9, 2017
Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Robotic Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer - In-Depth Doctor Interview
Winship surgical oncologist David Kooby, MD, Director of Surgical Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, provides an in-depth interview for Ivanhoe Broadcast News on robotic surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Nov. 1, 2017
The Oncology Nurse: Mentorship, Education, and Training at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
The Oncology Nurse featured Winship Associate Director for Mentorship, Education and Training, Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, by highlighting her various roles, main research interests, and concerns about the future of oncology research.
Oct. 30, 2017
WDTV-TV: New technology to treat breast cancer
Surgical oncologist Preeti Subhedar, MD, from the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship says breast cancer is not a death sentence and explains some new technology being used to diagnose.
Oct. 18, 2017
WABE 90.1FM: Georgia Officials Stress The Importance Of Mammograms For Women Over 40
Winship breast oncologist Dr. Jane Meisel explains how a mammogram is often what gets women thinking about their breast health and helps get them into the health care system.
Oct. 18, 2017
WCLK 91.1FM: Your Health Connection Discusses Brain Cancer
Winship radiation oncologist Karen Godette, MD, appeared on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station's Your Health Connection radio show to discuss breast cancer awareness. The show is hosted by Clark Atlanta University.
Oct. 16, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Golf group raises money for prostate cancer
The Champions Golf Association at the Dunwoody Country Club was inspired 22 years ago to give back to research to help find a cure for prostate cancer.
Oct. 2, 2017
Your Care Everywhere: Can Men Get Breast Cancer?
Can men get breast cancer? Yes - and breast cancer in men can be deadly. That's why men and their partners should know the signs of cancer. Winship breast surgeon Cletus Arciero, MD, weighs in for Your Care Everywhere.
Oct. 1, 2017
Perimeter North Magazine: When Everything's Different...Live Like Nothing's Changed
After Lynn Wyatt's breast cancer metastasized, she turned to Shannon Kahn, MD, director of radiation oncology at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph¿s Hospital. Kahn successfully used Gamma Knife radiotherapy to treat Wyatt's 21 brain lesions - the most of any patient at Emory Saint Joseph's.
Oct. 1, 2017
Countryline Magazine: Georgia's First Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stephen Szabo, MD, and Connie Masters, RN, MSN, discuss Winship's recognition from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), awarding the institute comprehensive cancer center designation.
Sep. 30, 2017
WebMD: Women Lack 'High Quality' Guidance Post-Mastectomy
Winship breast surgeon Grant Carlson, MD, comments for WebMD on how a patient's decision to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a complex one.
Sep. 27, 2017
Healthy Body Healthy Mind: Insights into the Workings of Multiple Myeloma
Winship Chief Medical Officer Sagar Lonial, MD, provides insights into the workings of multiple myeloma.
Sep. 25, 2017
ASCO Post: Is Complete Lymphadenectomy Still Standard of Care in Melanoma?
Winship surgical oncologist Michael Lowe, MD, and medical oncologist Ragini Kudchadkar, MD, discuss whether lymph node dissection for sentinel node still has a role in the management of positive melanoma.
Sep. 22, 2017
WebMD: 4 Ways Guilt Can Creep in During Cancer
People dealing with cancer may experience several specific types of guilt for a variety of reasons. Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer provides advice for patients on managing their guilt.
Sep. 19, 2017
Reporter Newspapers: Hematology Masters in Multiple Myeloma: A Video Roundtable
The Champions Golf Association at the Dunwoody Country Club recently raised $220,000 through the John H. Kauffman golf tournament in support of prostate cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Sep. 14, 2017
MedPage Today: Hematology Masters in Multiple Myeloma: A Video Roundtable
Winship myeloma experts discuss evolving areas of #multiplemyeloma and induction therapy for newly diagnosed patients in a series of videos for MedPage Today.
Sep. 10, 2017
Medpage Today: EGFR-Mutant NSCLC Gains New First-Line Treatment
Winship's Deputy Director, Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD presented results at the 2017 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress of study showing patients with advanced, EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer lived almost twice as long without disease progression if they started treatment with osimertinib rather than standard anti-EGFR therapy.
Sep. 9, 2017
OncLive.com: Frontline Osimertinib Doubles PFS for EGFR+ NSCLC
Winship's Deputy Director, Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD presented at the 2017 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress on how frontline osimertinib improved median progression-free survival in patients with EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung caner.
Sep. 7, 2017
Healio.com: VIDEO: Neratinib, capecitabine demonstrate 'impressive' results in metastatic breast cancer
Winship breast oncologist Dr. Jane Meisel discusses findings presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting of a study of neratinib plus capecitabine in patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer and brain metastases.
Sep. 1, 2017
Ivanhoe Broadcast News: The Steve Jobs Cancer - NET
David Kooby, MD, Director of Surgical Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, discusses neuroendocrine cancer for Ivanhoe Broadcast News, the type of slow-growing pancreatic cancer that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lived with for almost a decade after his diagnosis.
Aug. 20, 2017
NewsTalk 1160AM: Better Living - Joan Giblin
Winship Survivorship Director Joan Giblin, NP discusses cancer survivorship with host Lin Tatum of Newstalk 1160 - The Talk of the Town's Better Living radio program.
Aug. 10, 2017
Healio.com: Despite progress, 'huge gap' remains in understanding, application of minimal residual disease
Winship medical oncologist Dr. Nabil Saba comments on a study working to identify the best approach to lower treatment intensity and reduce toxic effects while maintaining efficacy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.
Aug. 3, 2017
WebMD: How to Handle Nausea During Cancer Treatment
Nausea is a miserable side effect of cancer treatment in particular chemotherapy. Winship's psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD writes for WebMD with advice for patients undergoing treatment on how to manage it.
July 27, 2017
Next Avenue: Breast Cancer Patients Face Genetic Counseling Gaps
Winship surgical oncologist Dr. Cletus Arciero comments on the significance of genetic counseling for breast cancer patients.
July 20, 2017
MedPage Today: McCain May Benefit from Glioblastoma Tx Advances
Winship's Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, spoke to MedPage Today about current advancements in the treatment of glioblastoma. He noted the failures of several drugs in extending survival, but said the new immunotherapies have changed the landscape, with "initial promising results" in brain cancer.
July 13, 2017
Atlanta Business Chronicle: 90-ton cyclotron installed at new Emory Proton Therapy Center
A 90-ton cyclotron was installed at the new Emory Proton Therapy Center in Midtown in an event attended by Mayor Kasim Reed and Dr. Jonathan Lewin, CEO of Emory Healthcare.
July 13, 2017
CNN: New cancer drug heading for US approval
Winship hematologist Dr. Jonathon Cohen speaks to CNN about an exciting new gene therapy involving CAR T-cells that is headed for US FDA approval.
July 12, 2017
WXIA-TV: The heart of Georgia's first and only proton therapy center arrives
11Alive News covers delivery of a 90-ton cyclotron, a key piece of equipment to be installed at the Emory Proton Cancer Therapy Center under construction in Midtown Atlanta.
July 1, 2017
Atlanta Magazine: The first time I injected radioactive material into a brain
Winship radiation oncologist Dr. Hui-Kuo Shu is one of four Atlanta physicians on the cover of the 2017 Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors issue. In the issue, he shares a memorable experience with a brain tumor patient he treated at Winship.
June 24, 2017
Gwinnett Daily Post: Emory Johns Creek offers new treatment of cancer tumors
Dr. J. David Prologo, director of Interventional Radiology Services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, discusses a new procedure to treat painful tumors located on the spine using radiofrequency ablation.
June 21, 2017
Georgia Health News: Hard-to-detect breast cancer may cluster in South Georgia
Glenn Family Breast Cancer Director Mylin Torres, MD, comments on an article regarding a Georgia State University study which found that one of the areas with a high incidence of inflammatory breast cancer is in South Georgia.
June 19, 2017
The Scientist: Emotional Vulnerability: Risk and Reward
Winship cancer researcher Erwin Van Meir, PhD, discusses a mouse study that harnessed neutrophils, a critical player in the innate immune response, as a way to deliver drugs to kill residual cancer cells.
June 10, 2017
ASCO Post: New Horizons in Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Immunotherapy is a new treatment paradigm in recurrent metastatic head and neck cancer, according to Winship medical oncologist Nabil F. Saba, MD.
May 30, 2017
Genome Web: Q&A: Winship Cancer Institute's Dan Brat on the Challenges of Using MDx for Cancer
Dan Brat, director of the cancer tissue and pathology shared resource at Winship Cancer Institute, spoke with 360Dx about the impact of molecular methods on cancer diagnoses.
May 26, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dominique Wilkins to lead Winship's "Win the Fight" 5K
Atlanta Hawks' basketball legend Dominique Wilkins will serve as the grand marshal of the 7th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K in October.
May 26, 2017
WGCL-TV: Skin cancer warning: rates on the rise especially among young adults
Winship melanoma expert Melinda Yushak, MD has a warning about sun exposure and the increased risk of skin cancer in this story for CBS 46.
May 24, 2017
WAGA-TV: How Georgia woman's rash turned into breast cancer diagnosis
Winship patient Rebecca Hockaday was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare disease that makes up only about 1% of all breast cancers. "It's one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer that we know of," says Dr. Mylin Torres, Director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute.
May 23, 2017
Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Hunting Head and Neck Cancer Cells
Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD, provides an in-depth interview for Ivanhoe Broadcast News on two separate immunotherapy drugs showing real promise in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
May 19, 2017
KSAT-TV: Facing lung cancer, Georgia woman finds options
Joe Garrett was diagnosed with a brain tumor after complaining about problems with his vision. His doctor, Winship's Shannon Kahn, MD treated Joe with Gamma Knife radiotherapy offered at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
May 15, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Winship Cancer Institute receives top designation
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University award as a high-tier comprehensive cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute.
May 15, 2017
WebMD Blogs: Grieving Hair Loss During Cancer Treatment
Winship's psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD writes for WebMD providing advice to patients undergoing treatment for cancer on how to manage the emotions of hair loss and regrowth.
May 10, 2017
WTAJ-TV: Experimental cancer treatment gives local woman chance at renewed life, hope for future
Winship patient Leonard Monteith was diagnosed with HPV positive head and neck cancer after doctors found an inch-wide tumor at the base of his tongue. His oncologist, Nabil Saba, MD, thought Leonard would be a good candidate for a new therapy.
April 25, 2017
HemOnc Today: Despite progress, 'huge gap' remains in understanding, application of minimal residual disease
Winship Chief Medical Officer, Sagar Lonial, MD, comments for HemOnc Today in cover story about a gap remaining in understanding the application of minimal residual disease.
April 24, 2017
MIT Tech Review: Immunotherapy Pioneer James Allison Has Unfinished Business with Cancer
Winship's Gregory Lesinski, PhD is quoted in this MIT Tech Review article about immunotherapy.
April 24, 2017
Georgia Health News: Cold caps to fight hair loss from chemotherapy: Will the idea catch on here?
Winship breast oncologist Keerthi Gogineni, MD and a patient outline the advantages and disadvantages of cold cap technology aimed at helping patients keep their hair during on-going chemotherapy treatments.
April 17, 2017
WABE 90.1FM: Atlanta Hairdresser Ramps Up Knowledge To Help Cancer Patients
Wendy Baer, MD is quoted in this story about an Atlanta stylist seeking to address the hair styling needs of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
April 7, 2017
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Older men at higher risk for melanoma
Winship surgical oncologist Keith Delman, MD discusses how older men are at higher risk of melanoma. (Subscriber only access.)
April 4, 2017
ASCO Connection: Emotional Vulnerability: Risk and Reward
Winship medical oncologist, Jane Meisel, MD, writes for ASCO about the risks and the power of emotional vulnerability in oncology.
March 30, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Healthy Aging: Fitness programs help cancer survivors in recovery
A fitness routine that included swimming helped Winship breast cancer survivor Judith Haase get through the physical and mental challenges of cancer treatment.
March 15, 2017
WCLK 91.1FM: Your Health Connection Discusses Brain Cancer
Winship neuro-oncologist Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD appeared on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station's Your Health Connection radio show to discuss the latest treatment options for brain tumors. The show is hosted by Clark Atlanta University.
March 7, 2017
NPR News: For Breast Cancer Survivors, Eating Soy Tied To A Longevity Boost
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD, is quoted regarding an editorial he authored in the journal Cancer that recommends women consume soy foods to help prevent breast cancer and improve the prognosis of those currently undergoing treatment.
March 6, 2017
NBC News: Soy Doesn't Worsen Breast Cancer and May Prevent It, Study Finds
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD, was interviewed about an editorial he authored in the journal Cancer that recommends women consume soy foods to help prevent breast cancer and improve the prognosis of those currently undergoing treatment.
Feb. 28, 2017
WebMD: Body Scan Meditation: Right for Cancer Patients?
Winship psychiatric oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer weighs benefits of body scan meditation, a stress-reduction technique, for cancer patients in this WebMD blog.
Feb. 24, 2017
WBUR 90.9FM: Not Just Nausea And Vomiting: Cancer Docs Now Worry About 'Financial Toxicity'
Daniel Goldstein, MD is quoted in this story about patients with cancer dealing with financial toxicity.
Feb. 24, 2017
ASCO Connection: Reflections from the Snack Table: Where Do You Find Your Emotional Strength?
Winship medical oncologist, Jane Meisel, MD, writes for ASCO about her perspective on work-life balance as an oncologist.
Feb. 22, 2017
WAGA-TV: Facing lung cancer, Georgia woman finds options
Winship lung cancer patient Judy Wright was facing major surgery when she decided to get a second opinion from the thoracic surgery team at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital that changed everything.
Feb. 14, 2017
NBC Nightly News: Couple Turns Cancer Diagnosis Into Love Story
NBC Nightly News features love story on Valentine's Day of Winship pancreatic cancer patient Debra Bradley and her husband Gary.
Feb. 7, 2017
WXIA-TV: Experimental cancer treatment gives local woman chance at renewed life, hope for future
11Alive News covers a poignant and encouraging story about Winship patient, Debra Bradley, who received successful treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Jan. 26, 2017
Northside Neighbor: Cancer center chief: 'Health literacy is a big issue'
Winship Executive Director Dr. Walter Curran discusses Winship's aims to improve health literacy and to provide exceptional patient care.
Jan. 18, 2017
WCLK 91.1FM: Pancreatic Cancer Information, Inspiration on Your Health Connection
Winship surgical oncologist David Kooby, MD appeared on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station's Your Health Connection radio show to discuss risk factors, symptoms and the latest treatment options for pancreatic cancer. The show is hosted by Clark Atlanta University.
Jan. 16, 2017
Counsel & Heal: Cancer Research Update: High-Fat Diet Speeds Up Cell Mutation
A study conducted by researchers from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory, examined the effect of a high-fat diet with cancer with a BRAF V600E mutation.
Dec. 19, 2016
WebMD: How Your Doctor Chooses Your Cancer Treatment
A urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Christopher Filson, MD, describes for WebMD three main things doctors think about when planning treatment for a patient with cancer.
Dec. 15, 2016
Atlanta Jewish Times: Winship Names Two Prostate Cancer Chairs
Winship Cancer Institute has selected two prostate cancer specialists, John Pattaras, MD and Peter Rossi, MD, to hold endowed chairs made possible through a gift from the James M. Cox Foundation.
Dec. 7, 2016
OncLive.com: Role of Osimertinib in EGFR T790M-Positive Advanced NSCLC
Winship's Deputy Director Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, discusses the role of osimertinib in the treatment of patients with EGFR T790M-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Dec. 5, 2016
ASCO Post: Jonathon Cohen, MD, and Sagar Lonial, MD, on DLBCL: Results of the CALGB/Alliance 50303 Trial
Winship's Jonathon Cohen, MD, and Sagar Lonial, MD, discuss study findings on R-CHOP vs DA-EPOCH-R and molecular analysis of untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Nov. 29, 2016
Georgia Public Broadcasting: On Second Thought For Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Winship radiation oncologist Dr. Kristin Higgins discussed e-cigarettes, debating their use by smokers to quit smoking and their unknown health risks.
Nov. 22, 2016
Northside Neighbor: Emory St. Joseph's expands Winship Cancer Institute facility
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital announced it has expanded the Winship Cancer Institute facility on campus, elevating cancer care to a new level.
Nov. 15, 2016
Reporter Newspapers: Winship Cancer Institute celebrates $6 million expansion
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital has renovated and expanded its facilities.
Nov. 10, 2016
WebMD Blogs: How to Combat Chemo Brain
Winship psychiatry oncologist, Wendy Baer, MD, discusses the physical effects of chemotherapy on the brain for patients with cancer in a blog for WebMD.
Nov. 8, 2016
WAGA-TV: Test could one day determine cancer risk
Winship medical oncologist Dr. Stephen Szabo lists the various screening tools used today to detect cancer in patients and singles out low dose CT scanning as a promising screening tool for patients with lung cancer.
Nov. 7, 2016
WSB-TV: Pancreatic cancer patient fights disease and raises awareness at Purple Stride Atlanta 5K
Winship pancreatic cancer patient Mark Gelinas, who is being treated by the radiation oncology team at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, is featured on WSB-TV's People 2 People program.
Nov. 1, 2016
Georgia Trend Magazine: On the Cutting Edge
Winship cancer biologist Adam Marcus, PhD is featured in Georgia Trend magazine regarding cutting-edge research taking place at Georgia universities.
Oct. 14, 2016
WGCL-TV: Survival rates for breast cancer differ for white, black women, especially in Atlanta
Oncologist Keerthi Gogineni, MD, talks to CBS 46 News about recent study showing a gap in the survival rate of black and white women with breast cancer particularly in Atlanta.
Oct. 10, 2016
WSB-TV: Winship Win The Fight 5K supporters raise $885,000 for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
WSB-TV aired story on the success of the 2016 Winship Win the Fight 5K.
Oct. 5, 2016
OncLive.com: H-RT Reduces Treatment Time by One-Third in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Winship's Associate Director for Mentorship, Education and Training, Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, presented the results of a study that showed hypofractionated radiation shortens prostate cancer treatment with little quality of life impact.
Oct. 5, 2016
WAGA-TV: Study: Black women dying of breast cancer at higher rates than white women
Winship surgical oncologist Sheryl Gabram-Mendola talks about African-American women in Atlanta having a higher mortality rate from breast cancer than white women. Grady's Avon Breast Center along with the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship are trying to make it better with easier access and earlier detection.
Oct. 5, 2016
Atlanta Jewish Times: St. Joseph's Impresses Western Galilee Delegation
A delegation from Israel's Western Galilee Cluster toured Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital including a visit to the Gamma Knife radiation therapy clinic.
Oct. 3, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Emory's Winship 5K raises record amount in 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports on the Winship Win the Fight 5K Walk/Run raising $880,000 for cancer research funding in 2016.
Oct. 1, 2016
WebMD Magazine: Working Through Cancer
Winship director of social services, Jim Hankins, MSW, LCSW, explains what patients undergoing treatment for cancer can do to continuing working. (Turn to page 11.)
Sep. 29, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: External medicine: Atlanta's healing spaces
Winship's Vaughn-Jordan Healing Garden and Emory Hospital University Midtown's aviaries are featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on top healing spaces in Atlanta area hospitals.
Sep. 27, 2016
Health Imaging: ASTRO: Upped-dose radiation regimen maintains high quality of life for busy prostate cancer patients
Winship's Deb Bruner, PhD, reported at the annual ASTRO conference on how hypo radiation therapy provides high quality of life for men with prostate cancer.
Sep. 25, 2016
Wall Street Journal: New Nuclear-Imaging Tests Show Promise in Locating Cancer
Blue Earth Diagnostics Ltd. developed the prostate imaging agent, called Axumin, based on a molecule originally developed by Mark Goodman, a Winship researcher. The agent was administered commercially for the first time in September at Emory.
Sep. 20, 2016
WSB-TV: Runners prepare for Winship Win the Fight 5K to support Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Prerace coverage of the 2016 Winship Win the Fight 5K by WSB TV station's People 2 People program.
Sep. 19, 2016
WebMD Blogs: Catching Up with the Cancer Moonshot
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, discusses Cancer Moonshot initiative with WebMD.
Sep. 15, 2016
The Newton Kansan: Beyond the Breast
Winship medical oncologist Keerthi Gogineni, MD is quoted in story about breast cancer published in The Newton Kansan.
Sep. 9, 2016
MedPage Today: Pearls from Sagar Lonial
Winship Chief Medical Officer, Sagar Lonial, MD, summarizes the recent progress and current directions in the "next step" toward finding a cure for myeloma.
Sep. 9, 2016
WGCL-TV: Immunotherapy treatment called the 4th leg of cancer treatment
Winship Deputy Director, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, appears on CBS 46 Atlanta discussing the latest advancements in the area of immunotherapy and how it may benefit cancer patients in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
Aug. 30, 2016
Gwinnett Daily News: Emory partnership with Stratus boosts clout of hospital alliance
Emory Healthcare announced a partnership with Stratus Healthcare, an alliance of 21 hospitals and 1,500 physicians in Georgia.
Aug. 25, 2016
OncLive.com: Optimizing Immunotherapies in Lung Cancer
Winship's Deputy Director, Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD discusses ways to improve upon immunotherapies in lung cancer.
Aug. 17, 2016
Georgia Public Broadcasting: Fighting Cancer With Gamma Knife Surgery
Dr. Shannon Kahn, Winship radiation oncologist at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and cancer survivor Lynn Wyatt discuss the benefits of Gamma Knife surgery on-air for Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Aug. 15, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Emory's Winship Cancer Institute partners with Navicent Health
Navicent Health's Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, based in Macon, Ga., joined Emory's Winship Cancer Network.
Aug. 8, 2016
WebMD Blogs: Before You Get a Second Opinion . . .
Winship psychiatry oncologist, Wendy Baer, MD, discusses pros and cons of obtaining a second opinion on a cancer diagnosis in a blog for WebMD.
Aug. 4, 2016
OncLive.com: New Immunotherapy Classes Emerge in Lung Cancer
Winship's Deputy Director, Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD describes new immunotherapy classes which have emerged in lung cancer.
Aug. 2, 2016
Healio.com: Racial disparities persist in survival outcomes of youth with hematologic malignancies
Research ethics expert, Rebecca Pentz, PhD, provides her perspective on results of a study published in the journal, Cancer, on racial disparities affecting survival outcomes of youth with hematological malignancies.
Aug. 1, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hospital art tour gives hope to cancer patients
The Paintfest America, a national hospital art project, made a stop at Winship with patients, physicians, staff and volunteers all coming together to take part in painting beautiful art panels.
July 21, 2016
The New York Times: Study That Reported Sharp Rise in Prostate Cancer Is Questioned
Winship urologist Chris Filson, MD comments for The New York Times about a recent prostate cancer study whose methodology has been criticized.
July 15, 2016
Healio.com: Bortezomib-pegylated liposomal doxorubicin combination fails to improve survival in multiple myeloma
Ajay Nooka, MD is a co-author of a study published in Cancer on combination therapies for multiple myeloma.
July 15, 2016
Gwinnett Daily News: Art therapy helps oncology patients at Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Gwinnett Daily News covers story on art therapy program for oncology patients at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
July 12, 2016
WXIA-TV: Hero Central: Healing power of art
11Alive News covered story on PaintFest America, a nationwide tour hosted by the Foundation for Hospital Art, and held at Winship which is engaging cancer communities in each state through artwork.
July 7, 2016
Healio.com: Cetuximab, radiotherapy show promise for laryngeal preservation in head, neck cancers
Dong Shin, MD and Nabil Saba, MD are co-authors of a study published in JAMA Oncology on cetuximab and radiotherapy as a standard of care for laryngeal preservation.
July 6, 2016
Healio.com: CDK 4/6 inhibitors demonstrate "meaningful benefits" in metastatic, ER-positive breast cancer
Breast oncologist Jane Meisel, MD comments from ASCO Annual Meeting on CDK 4/6 inhibitors demonstrating meaningful benefits in metastatic, ER-positive breast cancer.
July 5, 2016
WSB-TV: Doctors, patients, survivors and their families address the fight to end cancer
WSB-TV People 2 People program reports on the regional Cancer Moonshot Summit held at Winship Cancer Institute.
June 29, 2016
WGCL-TV: National fight against cancer zeros in on metro Atlanta
CBS 46 coverage of the regional Cancer Moonshot Summit held at Winship. Winship was one of ten cancer centers chosen to report back to the Vice President with discussion outcomes from the summit.
June 29, 2016
WebMD: Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries
Vice President Joe Biden challenged American researchers Wednesday to cram 10 years of work against cancer into 5 years by boosting clinical trials, enlisting big data, and making life-saving drugs cheaper. Article features quote by Winship Executive Director, Dr. Walter J. Curran, Jr.
June 22, 2016
WAGA-TV: Georgia woman's cancer journey inspires her to become cancer nurse
Two time bone marrow transplant recipient, Megan Patton is now a nurse in the same transplant center that treated her.
June 21, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Winship marks bone marrow/stem cell center's 5,000th transplant patient
Winship celebrates 5,000th bone marrow or stem cell transplant patient.
June 8, 2016
News Medical: LA-NSCLC patients treated at high-volume centers survive longer
Winship radiation oncologist comments on study finding locally advanced NSCLC patients treated at high-volume centers survive longer versus those treated at low-volume centers.
June 7, 2016
Physician's Weekly: Managing High-Risk Lung Cancer
Winship thoracic surgeon, Manu Sancheti, MD describes for Physician's Weekly how surgical resection is acceptable with good results for many with stage I lung cancer considered inoperable.
June 6, 2016
HemOnc Today: Proton therapy may prolong OS in stage II, III NSCLC
Madhusmita Behera, PhD, Director of Research Informatics at Winship discusses how photon-based external beam radiation plus concurrent chemotherapy is the current standard of care for patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer.
June 2, 2016
Atlanta Magazine: Women Making a Mark: Mylin Torres
Glenn Family Breast Center Director, Dr. Mylin Torres, is featured as part of "Women Making a Mark" in the June issue of Atlanta Magazine.
May 12, 2016
The Video Journal of Hematological Oncology: Clinical management of venetoclax in multiple myeloma
Winship investigator Lawrence Boise, PhD, discusses the use and side effects of venetoclax for multiple myeloma in clinical practice.
May 9, 2016
OncLive.com: Advanced 3D MRI Technology Marks a Leap Forward in Glioblastoma Imaging
In the May issue of OncLive, radiation oncologist Hui-Kuo Shu, MD, PhD, demonstrates the potential for advanced 3D MRI technology to better treat aggressive glioblastoma brain tumors.
May 3, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Winship gala breaks Emory record for single fundraising event
The 4th annual Winship Cancer Institute Gala set a record for the most funds raised during a single event in Emory University's history, raising more than $1.3 million.
May 3, 2016
WebMD Blogs: How to Talk to a Child About Cancer
Winship psychiatry oncologist, Wendy Baer, MD, explains how to talk to a child about a cancer diagnosis in this blog for WebMD.
April 25, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: NCI gives $4.2 million to Emory multi-center prostate cancer biomarker study
Winship urologist and researcher, Martin Sanda, MD, is part of a group of researchers from Emory University, Harvard University and the Washington Prostate Cancer Biomarker Center receiving $4.2 million from the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network to develop multiplex tests for detecting prostate cancer.
April 20, 2016
Atlanta Jewish Times: Winship Cancer Care Connects With Community
Stephen Szabo, MD and Robert Klafter, MD, appear in Atlanta Jewish Times story on Winship's community oncology program at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
April 14, 2016
OncLive.com: Frontline Osimertinib Approaches 80% Response in EGFR+ NSCLC
Winship's Deputy Director, Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD presented at the 2016 European Lung Cancer Conference on the overall response rate nearing 80% for a first-line therapy of EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer.
April 11, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Winship offers free screenings for head, neck cancers on Thursday
Winship head and neck cancer specialists provide free screenings at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
April 10, 2016
My AJC: Encore for Bruce
Winship music volunteer, Bruce Gilbert appears in a feature for My AJC talking about his daily challenges with Parkinson's disease.
April 8, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: New testing, treatments for prostate issues
Winship urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Christopher Filson, MD, is featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. (Must have subscription to view full article.)
April 8, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Curran runs Winship Cancer Institute
Winship's Executive Director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, is featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. (Must have subscription to view full article.)
April 1, 2016
Georgia Trend Magazine: Hope on the Horizon
Winship deputy director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, director of medical oncology and lung cancer programs, was featured in an article about immunotherapy, a type of treatment that works with the body's own immune system to attack cancerous tumors.
March 30, 2016
Forsyth Herald: SFHS senior has cancer research published
Past Winship summer scholar Schwetha Mudalegundi is featured in the Forsyth Herald for contributing to a published peer-reviewed article.
March 26, 2016
Gwinnett Daily News: Study that can reduce pain for cancer patients underway at Emory Johns Creek
Gwinnett Daily News covers story on study led by Emory radiologist Dr. David Prologo is currently underway at Emory Johns Creek Hospital that can reduce pain for cancer patients by using cryoablation.
March 21, 2016
WAGA-TV: Can talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?
Winship gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Ira Horowitz discusses for FOX 5 Atlanta a potential link between talc powder and ovarian cancer.
March 8, 2016
WebMD Blogs: How to Live Well in Remission
Winship psychiatry oncologist, Wendy Baer, MD, answers important questions about living in remission in this blog for WebMD.
March 8, 2016
HemOnc Today: Immune-based approaches, autologous transplantation both essential in myeloma management
Sagar Lonial, MD, chief medical officer of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses the roles of immune-based therapies and transplantation in treating myeloma.
March 6, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Jimmy Carter: No more cancer treatment needed now
A story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covers former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's announcement at his Sunday school class informing students that he does not need to have any more treatments for his cancer.
Feb. 29, 2016
Cancer Advisory Therapy: Drs Sagar Lonial and Shaji Kumar Discuss Expanding Options, Evolving Standards of Care in Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma specialist, Sagar Lonial, MD discusses the expanding options and evolving standards of care for the disease.
Feb. 28, 2016
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Advances in genetics give doctors new tools to customize treatments for their patients
Suresh Ramalingam, MD is quoted in Chattanooga Times Free Press story about the impact of genetic markers on the treatment of cancer.
Feb. 25, 2016
OncLive.com: Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, Named Deputy Director of Winship Cancer Institute
OncLive.com announces new role for Suresh Ramalingam, MD, as Deputy Director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Feb. 25, 2016
OncLive.com: Emory and Winship Announce Sagar Lonial, MD, as Hematology and Medical Oncology Department Chair
OncLive.com announces promotion for Sagar Lonial, MD, as new Chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Feb. 24, 2016
Johns Creek Herald: Emory's Winship Cancer Institute coming to suburbs
The Johns Creek Herald featured the new infusion center at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Feb. 23, 2016
WSB-TV: New study shows HPV vaccine is working
Winship gynecologist Dr. Lisa Flowers talks to WSB-TV about a new study demonstrating encouraging results from the HPV vaccine.
Feb. 22, 2016
WSB-TV: Cutting edge treatments to become available to children
Winship investigator and Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Director, Dr. Douglas Graham speaks to WSB-TV about joint national pediatric cancer initiative.
Feb. 9, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Falcons owner Blank vows to fight cancer, move on to Super Bowl bid
Prostate cancer specialist and Winship urologist, Christopher Filson, MD comments for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the treatment of prostate cancer in a story related to Arthur Blank's announcement of having the disease.
Feb. 8, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Winship Cancer Institute names new deputy director
Suresh Ramalingam, MD is new Deputy Director of Winship Cancer Institute and Assistant Dean of Cancer Research of Emory University School of Medicine.
Feb. 1, 2016
Washington Post: This is the best way to end soaring drug prices
Daniel Goldstein, MD writes blog for the Washington Post on the rising cost of drugs.
Feb. 1, 2016
WSB-TV: Doctors concerned HPV vaccine is underused
Gynecologist and Winship member, Lisa Flowers, MD speaks to WSB-TV about HPV vaccine in the prevention of cervical cancer.
Jan. 29, 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Emory cancer institute names first partner hospital
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta has announced the first community hospital partner for its new cancer network: Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
Jan. 28, 2016
Georgia Health News: Emory's Winship finds partner in Thomasville
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta has announced the first community hospital partner for its new cancer network: Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
Jan. 27, 2016
Thomasville Times-Enterprise: Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University partners with Archbold
Archbold Memorial Hospital's Singletary Oncology Center and the prestigious Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University recently announced a partnership that will enhance access to state-of-the-art cancer research and treatment to patients in Southwest Georgia.
Jan. 27, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Winship Cancer Institute urges increased HPV vaccination
Winship Cancer Institute is partnering with the country's top cancer centers to issue a statement about the importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in adolescents.
Jan. 27, 2016
Atlanta Business Chronicle: Winship Cancer Institute partners with Archbold Memorial Hospital
Winship partners with Archbold Memorial Hospital as part of the Winship Cancer Network.
Jan. 27, 2016
WABE 90.1FM: Closer Look: Zika Virus; HPV Vaccination; And More
Winship investigator, Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, talks about an effort to increase HPV vaccinations in the U.S.
Jan. 27, 2016
OncLive.com: Managing smoldering myeloma
Sagar Lonial, MD, joins expert panel to discuss high-risk smoldering myeloma and how it should be treated.
Jan. 22, 2016
KPRC-TV: Cost to battle cancer continues to rise
Winship health policy specialist, Dr. David Howard is interviewed in story regarding the rising costs of cancer drugs.
Jan. 21, 2016
WABE 90.1FM: Closer Look: Brookhaven; Anthony Hill; Tobacco; And More
A series of studies conducted at The Rollins School of Public Health highlights lagging tobacco control progress on policies such as tobacco taxes and public smoke-free policies within the southeastern U.S. Carla Berg, PhD, appeared on the radio program, Closer Look, to discuss the studies.
Jan. 14, 2016
Wall Street Journal: How an NFL Star Worked Out During Chemotherapy
Kansas City Chiefs player, Eric Berry's doctor Chris R. Flowers, MD found his workouts during chemotherapy "truly amazing and astounding."
Jan. 14, 2016
CNN: Is the cure for cancer real or rhetoric?
Winship Executive Director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., is quoted in a CNN article on U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden's "moonshot" cancer initiative.
Jan. 11, 2016
WAGA-TV: When Should Women Start Getting A Mammogram: New Guidelines Released
Winship breast surgeon, Dr. Sheryl Gabram weighs in for FOX 5 Atlanta on the recent screening guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Dec. 28, 2015
YourCare Everywhere: Why Tanning Beds Are Bad for You
Winship dermatologist, Suephy Chen, MD, is quoted in article discussing skin cancer and the danger of tanning beds.
Dec. 23, 2015
FOX Sports: Eric Berry's cancer doctor is 'truly awed' he made the Pro Bowl
Kansas City Chiefs' player, Eric Berry was recently selected to the Pro Bowl. His doctor, Christopher Flowers, MD is "truly awed" at his selection and congratulates Berry for a remarkable return to football after treatment for lymphoma.
Dec. 17, 2015
MedPage Today: FDA Approves Second Antibody for Myeloma
Sagar Lonial, MD speaks with MedPageToday from the 2015 ASH Annual Meeting on the FDA approval of a second antibody for the treatment of myeloma.
Dec. 7, 2015
Medical Design Technology: Chasing Invasive Cancer Cells with a Laser
Award-winning video by Winship cancer researcher, Adam Marcus, PhD and graduate student, Jessica Konen is featured in article by Medical Design Technology.
Dec. 7, 2015
Oncology Pharmacist: The Role of Patient Support Services
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD speaks for Oncology Pharmacist on stressing the importance of patient support services in addressing financial challenges and building support communities for both patients and their families.
Dec. 7, 2015
Oncology Pharmacist: Improving the Standard of Care
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD speaks for Oncology Pharmacist on how he believes that developing well-tolerated drugs is the key to improving the standard of care in managing patients with hematologic malignancies.
Dec. 7, 2015
equities.com: New Data at ASH 2015 from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) CoMMpass StudySM Show Significant Advances in the Understanding of Multiple Myeloma Genomics
Sagar Lonial, MD comments on the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) CoMMpass study which is showing significant advances in the understanding of multiple myeloma genomics.
Dec. 6, 2015
ABC News: Jimmy Carter Says Latest Brain Scan Shows No Cancer
ABC News reports on former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's announcement that recent MRI scans revealed no signs of cancer in his brain.
Dec. 6, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Carter: Cancer is gone
Winship Cancer Institute is mentioned in story about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announcing at his Sunday school that his recent scans showed no signs of cancer in his brain.
Dec. 5, 2015
eCancer: Daratumamab for multiple myeloma
Sagar Lonial, MD talks to ecancertv at ASH 2015 about his study into the use of the monoclonal antibody daratumamab in patients with multiple myeloma.
Dec. 1, 2015
OncLive.com: Suresh Ramalingam on Remaining Questions With Checkpoint Inhibitors in NSCLC
Suresh Ramalingam, MD spoke with OncLive about the evolving role of checkpoint inhibitors in lung cancer and what challenges still remain.
Nov. 30, 2015
MDatl.com: Emory Fights Early-Stage Breast Cancer with New One-Time Radiation Treatment
MDAtl.com reports on new dual treatment in the operating room for breast cancer patients currently offered by a physician team at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Nov. 30, 2015
MedPage Today: FDA Approves Second Antibody for Myeloma
Winship Chief Medical Officer and multiple myeloma expert, Sagar Lonial, MD, comments on elotuzumab, the second monoclonal antibody for treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma approved by the FDA in less than a month.
Nov. 17, 2015
MedPage Today: FDA Approves Potential Myeloma Game Changer
The FDA has approved the first-ever monoclonal antibody for treatment of multiple myeloma. Winship Chief Medical Officer, Sagar Lonial, MD, discusses game-changing potential of monoclonal antibodies for myeloma.
Nov. 12, 2015
Medscape: Surgery Benefits Even High-Risk Early Lung Cancer Patients
Thoracic surgeon, Manu Sancheti, MD, speaks to Medscape about clinical outcomes after surgery in high-risk stage I non-small cell lung cancer patients.
Nov. 10, 2015
The Wall Street Journal: Jimmy Carter's Doctors Say His Cancer Treatment Is Going Well
Wall Street Journal reports on health status of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Nov. 10, 2015
U.S. News & World Report: High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery
Winship thoracic surgeon Dr. Manu Sancheti explains potential benefits of surgery for high-risk lung cancer patients.
Nov. 6, 2015
WSB-TV: Groundbreaking breast cancer treatment changing local lives
WSB-TV features an innovative approach at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Winship radiation oncologist Dr. Karen Godette plays a key role in this new procedure for breast cancer patients.
Oct. 30, 2015
The Cancer Letter: How Much is a Drug Worth? A Provocative Model Puts a Price on Benefit
The Cancer Letter features the drug pricing model developed by a team led by Winship medical oncologist, Dan Goldstein, MD.
Oct. 29, 2015
OncLive.com: Debating the Merits of New Therapeutic Stars in NSCLC
Between immunotherapies and targeted therapies that target specific mutations in one or more oncogenic drivers, which one has been, overall, the greater contributor to NSCLC treatment? Winship investigators, Fadlo Khuri, MD and Suresh Ramalingam, MD debate the question.
Oct. 21, 2015
CBS 46 News: New guidelines could mean fewer breast exams
CBS46 News spoke with breast oncologist, Jane Meisel, MD of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University about the new breast imaging guidelines released by the American Cancer Society.
Oct. 21, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: American Cancer Society revises guidelines for breast screenings
Winship medical oncologist Dr. Keerthi Gogineni, and patient Melissa Miller, weigh in on the significance of the ACS changing the mammography guidelines for women.
Oct. 20, 2015
Cure Magazine: Improving Outcomes and Accommodating Preferences in Earlier-Stage Breast Cancer
"Looking back, breast cancer treatment had more of a one-size-fits-all approach," says Keerthi Gogineni, a medical oncologist and hematologist in the Glenn Family Breast Center at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. "We're getting better at tailoring treatment, so that we don't over- or under-do it."
Oct. 12, 2015
WSB-TV: Winship Win the Fight 5K
WSB-TV reporter and Winship 5K emcee, Mark Winne produced this story on the 2015 Winship Win the Fight 5k for the station's community program, People 2 People.
Oct. 8, 2015
Everyday Health: Are Men Killing Themselves?
Two doctors, using a Tesla as a "man-magnet", drive cross country to get men to pay more attention to their health. Along the way, they stop at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Oct. 7, 2015
Atlanta Jewish Times: St. Joe's Tests Tool Vs. Pancreatic Cancer
Surgical oncologist, David Kooby, MD, describes latest advancements in pancreatic cancer care for Atlanta Jewish Times.
Oct. 2, 2015
MedPage Today: Friday Feedback: What's Next for Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes
Winship's Suresh Ramalingam, MD, responds to MedPage Today on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting that reduced-nicotine cigarettes could cut overall cigarette consumption as well as nicotine intake, but the effects on smoking cessation and other hard clinical outcomes remain unclear.
Sep. 25, 2015
ASCO Post: Double-Hit Lymphoma: Many Treatment Strategies, No Standard of Care
Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, shares his approach to double-hit lymphomas from the 2015 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology Conference in Sea Island, Georgia.
Sep. 25, 2015
ASCO Post: HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer: When Can Chemotherapy Be Omitted?
Jonathan Beitler, MD, and Nabil Saba, MD, debate on the controversies surrounding the management of HPV-related head and neck cancer, especially in nonsmokers with N2b tumors.
Sep. 18, 2015
Georgia Health News: Football star thrilled as his own heroes arrive
Winship nurses and staff surprised pro football player and former Winship lymphoma patient Eric Berry before he took the home field for the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time since his treatment.
Sep. 10, 2015
CNN: Do million-dollar medicines deliver enough bang for the buck?
"Earning their reputation for soaring costs, most new cancer drugs are $10,000 to $15,000 a month, and the treatment can last anywhere from a month to years," said Dr. Daniel A. Goldstein, a fellow in hematology and medical oncology at Emory University commenting for CNN.
Aug. 31, 2015
Washington Examiner: Are value studies the cure for high drug prices?
Winship oncologist, Daniel Goldstein, MD, is quoted in article regrading value based pricing of cancer drugs.
Aug. 27, 2015
Washington Post: Cancer drugs aren't just really expensive; they're a bad value
Daniel Goldstein, MD, an oncologist at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, led a study published in JAMA Oncology aiming to answer whether drug prices correctly reflect the value they bring to patients by extending or improving their lives.
Aug. 25, 2015
Philly.com: Carter's cancer fight reflects change in treatment of elderly
Philly.com article discusses former President Carter's cancer diagnosis while describing current state of cancer care for the elderly. Includes commentary by Winship Cancer Institute executive director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD.
Aug. 24, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Treating Jimmy Carter's cancer
Meet the medical team leading former President Carter's cancer treatment, radiation oncologist and Winship executive director, Dr. Walter J. Curran, Jr., and medical oncologist and melanoma specialist, Dr. David H. Lawson.
Aug. 24, 2015
WAGA-TV: Georgia Man Survives Lung Cancer 'Death Sentence'
Ed Levitt defied the odds. Ed was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer over 11 years ago. He says his on-going battle with cancer has its ups and downs, but somehow Ed always bounces back. He and wife Linda lead a good life.
Aug. 20, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Melanoma a highly treatable cancer, doctors say
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution included comments by Winship executive director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD in this story about former President Jimmy Carter's cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Aug. 20, 2015
The New York Times: Ailing Jimmy Carter 'at Ease With Whatever Comes'
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD comments for The New York Times on the cutting-edge treatments mentioned by former President Jimmy Carter in his press conference revealing he has metastatic melanoma.
Aug. 19, 2015
WAGA-TV: Chef's cancer battle
Corporate chef, Scott Adair talks to FOX 5 Atlanta about how he bested tongue cancer and credits Emory head and neck surgeon, Dr. Mark El Deiry, for treatment that saved his sense of taste and his passion for food and cooking.
Aug. 16, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Oncology nursing continues to evolve, say experts
Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, Associate Director for Outcomes Research at Winship and Professor at Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University, is featured in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story on the evolving career of oncology nursing.
Aug. 14, 2015
WSB-TV: Doctors encourage HPV vaccine for kids
Winship cervical cancer expert, Lisa Flowers, MD, encourages parents to get their children vaccinated for HPV which is a major cause of cervical cancer.
Aug. 13, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Lung cancer ordeal gives Atlanta chef new lease on life
Stage IV lung cancer patient, Dan Barash underwent surgery at Winship Cancer Institute and is in the care of medical oncologist, Dr. Suresh Ramalingam. Barash describes his cancer journey in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Aug. 12, 2015
KCTV 5 News: Cancer-free Eric Berry back in Chiefs' preseason lineup
Kansas City Chiefs player and Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, Eric Berry thanks his Winship nurse, Stephanie Jones in this KCTV 5 Kansas City news story.
Aug. 10, 2015
OncLive.com: Dr. Walter Curran on Developments in Radiation Delivery for Patients with Lung Cancer
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Executive Director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses new developments in the delivery of radiation for patients with lung cancer for OncLive online.
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 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 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).