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April 25, 2016

Sanda to Lead Multi-Center Prostate Cancer Biomarker Study

The Emory, Harvard, and University of Washington Prostate Cancer Biomarker Center has received a $4.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network to develop multiplex tests for detecting prostate cancer. Winship member Martin Sanda, MD, chair of the Department of Urology, is the principal investigator of the multi-center collaboration. Internal collaborators include Winship members David Schuster, MD, Carlos Moreno, PhD, Michael Zwick, PhD, and Madhuri Hegde, PhD.
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Kissick Receives K99
Winship member Haydn Kissick, PhD is the recipient of a K99/R00 grant from the National Cancer Institute. The $1 million, five-year award will be used to study how epigenetic mechanisms control exhaustion of T-cells in prostate cancer. Early support for the research project came from Swim Across America, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, and a Winship pilot grant funded by the Dunwoody Country Club.
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Curran, Khan Named to Cancer MoonShot Panel
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the department and Winship member, are part of a new Cancer MoonShot 2020 expert team that will investigate how to accelerate cancer treatments using low dose radiation and immunotherapy.
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Brat Grant to Focus on Low-Grade Gliomas
Daniel Brat, MD, PhD, director of Winship's Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource, is one of four researchers around the country to receive new grant funding from the National Brain Tumor Society to study oligodendroglioma, a rare brain tumor.
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Horowitz Named Executive Associate Dean
Winship gynecologic oncologist Ira Horowitz, MD has been named executive associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development for Emory University School of Medicine.
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Flowers Inducted into ASCI

Winship physician-scientist Christopher Flowers, MD was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) at a ceremony held April 15 in Chicago. Pictured: Flowers with Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who nominated him for membership.
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Final Week to Apply for Nursing Awards
Applications are due April 30 for the Sabrina Williams Oncology Nursing Education Award and the Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund Award. Pictured: 2015 award recipients Carmen Hancock, Deatra Perkins, and Catherine Caprara.
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U.S. Congressman to Hold Emory Town Hall
Representative Tom Price, Chair of the U.S. House Budget Committee, will speak at noon on May 4 in the Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium. Price will discuss federal research funding and take audience questions submitted in advance.
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Apr. 25 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Student Rotation Talks

Apr. 27 - No Grand Rounds (Mastering Clinical Research will be held instead)

Apr. 27 - Mastering Clinical Research
Kim Nguyen - "New and Revised SOPs"

Apr. 29 - Elkin Lecture
Paul Doetsch, PhD - "When DNA Repair Causes DNA Damage: A Role in Genomic Instability and Tumor Development"

Apr. 30 - Emory School of Medicine Annual Art Gala
7pm, SOM Atrium

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