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April 11, 2016

Curran Authors NEJM Study

Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD is the senior author of a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that shows a treatment-related survival benefit for brain tumor patients who receive radiation therapy plus chemo.
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Winship 5K Registration Opens
Registration is now open for the 6th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K set for Saturday, October 1. Visit the Winship 5K website today to create your team fundraising page and set your goal.
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Winship Members Attend ICBTRT in Japan
Winship members Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD and Erwin Van Meir, PhD were featured speakers at the 21st International Conference on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy in Okinawa, Japan, April 10-13.
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Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

It takes only a few minutes and you don't need an appointment: free head and neck cancer screenings on Thursday, April 14, from 8am to noon at Emory University Hospital Midtown, suite 9-4400 of the Medical Office Tower. Similar free screenings are going on all across the county as part of a national head and neck cancer awareness week.
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Curran Profiled in Atlanta Business Chronicle
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD is profiled in the April 8 issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The article focuses on Curran's role in proposing and launching the Winship Win the Fight 5K in 2011. Photo credit: Joann Vitelli, Atlanta Business Chronicle.
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Winship Staff Attends NACCDO/PAMN
Members of the Winship development and communications teams attended the NACCDO/PAMN conference in Pasadena, California, April 5-8. Pictured: Catherine Williams, Molly Smith, Vicki Riedel, Ashley Howze, Judy Fortin, Dave Edwards, Whitney Amos, and Maggie Gillespie.
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Calling All Nurses!

If you're a nurse at any Winship location, please send us a photo of you and your team on the job. Winship will post the best photos in Roundup and on social media in honor or National Nurses Week, May 6-12. For privacy reasons, photos cannot include patients or visitors. Email photos to Javier De Jesus.
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Apr. 10-16 - National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Take time to thank a Winship volunteer!

Apr. 11 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Shi-Yong Sun, PhD - "TRAIL death receptors, cancer invasion/metastasis and targeted cancer therapy"

Apr. 12 - Healthy Winship
Ainsley Rossi, PT, DPT, OCS - "Keeping Your Back Healthy"

Apr. 13 - Grand Rounds
Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH - "Green Chemoprevention in Head and Neck Cancer: Lessons From the Field"

Apr. 13 - Radiology Grand Rounds
Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD - "Translational Precision Imaging in Oncology"

Apr. 13 - Division of Cancer Biology Research Interest Talk
Douglas Graham, MD, PhD - "Transitioning MerTK inhibitors into the clinical as novel cancer therapy"

Apr. 14 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Grant W. Carlson, MD - "Oncological Aspects of Breast Reconstruction"

Apr. 14 - Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening
8am - 12pm, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Apr. 14 - Healthy Winship
Nabil Saba, MD and Mihir Patel, MD - "Head and Neck Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Advances"

Apr. 14 - Academic & Industry Intersection Conference
"Georgia as a Biotechnology Capital?"

Apr. 15 - No Elkin Lecture

Apr. 15 - Musical Performance with Wesley Cook
11:30am, Winship Lobby

Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in March. View a list of first and senior author papers.

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A selection of media stories and news coverage for Winship Cancer Institute.

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

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