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November 23, 2015

5K Donations Hit Record Number

The final donations are in. Thanks to all Winship 5K participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors for raising $778,000 for cancer research. Mark your calendars for next year's race, October 1, 2016 at Emory University's McDonough Field.
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FDA Approves New Myeloma Drug Tested at Winship
Winship was the first center, worldwide, to open the Phase II trial of daratumumab. Trial results, released earlier this year by lead author Sagar Lonial, MD, chief medical officer of Winship, were pivotal to the FDA's rapid review of this treatment for advanced-stage multiple myeloma.
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Winship Researchers Tackle Difficult-to-Treat Cancers with Non-Toxic Plants
A global task force, including Dong Shin, MD and Winship colleagues, published a capstone article with the group's findings in a special online issue of Seminars in Cancer Biology.
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Legislators Tour Winship
Winship and Emory's Office of Government and Community Affairs hosted members of the Georgia House of Representatives, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce on November 19. Guests were given a tour of the cancer research lab facilities and had a chance to engage with Winship leadership.
Lin Receives TJ Martell Foundation Award
Winship postdoc Ruiting Lin, PhD received the T.J. Martell Foundation's inaugural Clive Davis Research Fellowship Award for her work in leukemia research. Lin was presented with a $50,000 check by T.J. Martell Foundation CEO Laura Heatherly (right) and administrator Melissa Goodwin (left).
Caring For Those Who Serve
Currently 25 Winship physicians practice at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where they see about 875 veterans every year. Learn about Winship's commitment to those who serve our country in the Fall issue of Winship Magazine.
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Come Celebrate!
Winship invites you to its annual holiday celebration on Thursday, December 3 from 4-7pm in the Cox Hall Banquet Room, 3rd floor. Wear your most festive holiday attire if you'd like to participate in the Ugly Sweater, Shirt and Tie contest. The top 3 winners will each receive a prize! No RSVP required.


Nov. 23 - Aflac Visiting Lecture Series
Christopher C. Porter, MD - "What's Old is New Again: Familiar Proteins with Novel Roles in Leukemogenesis"

Nov. 23 - Healthy Winship Luncheon Discussion
Rathi Pillai, MD - "Lung Cancer Awareness" and Carla Berg, PhD - "Smoking Cessation"

Nov. 23 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Jamie King - "Effect of Tumor-Associated Macrophages Following Targeted Cancer Therapy Using Theranostic Nanoparticles" and Christina Ward - "Novel Roles of TTK Kinase in Breast Tumorigenesis"

Nov. 24 - Live Chat
John Pattaras, MD and Peter Rossi, MD - "Prostate Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings, Symptoms & Therapy"

Nov. 25 - No Grand Rounds
Winship Grand Rounds will resume on December 2, following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov. 27 - No Elkin Lecture
Winship Elkin Lectures will resume on December 4, following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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