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October 26, 2015

Winship at ASTRO

Dozens of Winship Cancer Institute radiation oncology experts were among the 11,000 attendees at the annual ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 18-21. Pictured: Drs. Peter Rossi, Mohammad Khan, Mark McDonald, Walter J. Curran, Jr., former radiation oncology chair Lawrence Davis, and Natia Esiashvili.
View ASTRO highlights with Dr. Curran.
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New Gamma Knife System at ESJH
Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is one of the first cancer centers in the country to have access to the most sophisticated system for the radiosurgical treatment of brain tumors or other neurological disorders. The new Leksell Gamma Knife system will provide Winship patients with cutting edge treatment.


Oct. 26 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
MaKendra Umstead and David Weir - "Elucidating the Role of Aurora Kinase A in MAPK Signaling: Implications for Cancer Therapy" and "Procaspase-3 regulates fibronectin secretion and influences adhesion, migration and survival"

Oct. 27 - Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Distinguished Scientist Seminar
Charlie G. Benson, PhD - "Immunomodulatory effects of radiation: what's next for cancer therapy?"

Oct. 28 - Gynecology & Obstetrics Grand Rounds
Abdulrahman Sinno, MD - "Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Endometrial Cancer"

Oct. 28 - Cell Biology Seminar
Wenqi Wang, PhD - "Systemic investigation of key survival and growth pathways in organ size control and cancer development"

Oct. 28 - Aflac Visiting Lecture Series
Curtis J. Henry, PhD - "Reducing Aging - Associated Inflammation Preserves B-Progenitor Fitness and Prevents Oncogenesis"

Oct. 29 - Surgical Grand Rounds
David M. Nagorney, MD - "The Operative Management of Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer to the Liver - Impact or Not?"

Oct. 29 - Aflac Research Conference Series
H. Trent Spencer, PhD - "Aflac Gene Therapy Initiatives for Hemophilia and Childhood Cancer"

Oct. 29 - Fundraiser
Blomeyer's 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness benefiting the Glenn Family Breast Center

Oct. 30 - Lymphoid Malignancy Conference
Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP, MS - "Considerations for Optimizing Transplant in Multiple Myeloma Patient Management"

Oct. 30 - Elkin Lecture
Joanna Burdette, PhD - "Progesterone-like action from dietary supplements used for women's health"

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Welcome new faculty! Meet some of Winship's newest clinicians and researchers.

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Winship Breastival Raises Awareness
The 4th annual Breastival event at Winship attracted nearly 100 participants. In addition to educational activities and games, free clinical breast exams were provided to guests.
World Stem Cell Summit
Join the Regenerative Medicine Engineering (REM) Center at the World Stem Cell Summit December 10-12 in Atlanta with co-chair Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD. Discounted registrations are available.
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Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in September. View a list of first and senior author papers.

View Publications


New breast cancer screening guidelines have been big in the news. See what else is making headlines.

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View a selection of cancer-related federal and private funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities


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