Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center
and serves as the coordinating center for cancer research and comprehensive care throughout Emory University. For over 75 years, Winship has served the citizens of Georgia and the Southeast by working tirelessly to prevent, treat and cure cancer.
Winship Cancer Institute was founded in 1937, with a generous gift by Robert Winship Woodruff, the then president of Coca-Cola. He wanted to honor his mother who lost her battle to cancer that year. His mission was that no one would need to leave Georgia for the best cancer treatment. His vision was that treatment and research would now have a place to reside in the same facility, quickly bringing innovative treatments to patients and providing a constant reminder to our scientists of the urgency of their work.
More than 14,000 patients are seen every year at Winship (view our Winship Fast Facts sheet
in PDF). They are offered integrative, multi-disciplinary care that they could not receive elsewhere in the state. The compassion and dedication of the doctors, nurses and supportive care team are unmatched. Through the discoveries made possible by a dedicated team of many of the nation’s best physicians and researchers, Winship works toward a future when science triumphs over cancer.
The Winship Cancer Institute is part of Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center
, Emory Healthcare
and Emory University
and offers patients and their family members a vast array of resources in medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, complementary therapies, and social services.