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December 12, 2016

Winship Names Kennedy Endowed Chairs Focused on Prostate Cancer

Winship has selected two prostate cancer specialists to hold endowed chairs made possible through a gift from the James M. Cox Foundation. John G. Pattaras, MD is the James C. Kennedy Chair in Prostate Surgery, and Peter J. Rossi, MD is the James C. Kennedy Chair in Prostate Cancer. Pictured: President Claire Sterk, Peter J. Rossi, MD, Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises, John G. Pattaras, MD, and Jonathan S. Lewin, MD.
Pillai Presents at World Conference on Lung Cancer
Winship oncologist Rathi Pillai, MD delivered a plenary talk at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer in Vienna, Austria on December 5. Pillai's talk, part of the presidential symposium, focused on the GALAXY-2 clinical trial in advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Winship Members Selected for EM-ProLEAD
Drs. Cletus Arciero, Felix Fernandez, Mark McDonald, and Christopher Porter have been selected to join the Emory Medicine Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development cohort, a program for faculty to enrich leadership skills, enhance business knowledge, and develop strong partnerships across Emory.
AURA3 Study Results Published in NEJM
Winship deputy Suresh Ramalingam, MD and colleagues from the AURA3 clinical trial recently published their findings in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that osimertinib led to better response rates and a longer duration of progression-free survival in patients with T790M-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
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Khan and Brawley Present at ACS Forum
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted the Georgia Personalized Medicine Forum in Atlanta on December 6. Featured speakers were Winship radiation oncologist Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD (left) and Otis Brawley, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society and a Winship advisory board member.
Videos Highlight Prostate Cancer Care at Winship
A three-part video series focuses on Winship's prostate cancer specialists, multidisciplinary approach to prostate cancer care, and tips for your first prostate cancer appointment.
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Holiday Family Adoption Deadline Extended
Winship's Holiday Family Adoption Program has lots of families in need of some extra cheer this season. If you haven't signed up already or would like to shop for an additional family, please contact Hilary Cohen this week.
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December 12 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Douglas K. Graham, MD, PhD - "Efficacy of Targeting MerTK in cancer cells and in the microenvironment"

December 12 - Winship Holiday Musical Performances
Richard and Valerie (pianist & flutist)

December 14 - Winship Holiday Musical Performances
Dr. Jeb Stewart (pianist & vocalist)

December 14 - Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Cancer Biology Research Interest Talk
Michael R. Rossi, PhD, FACMG - "Clinical and Translational Genomics for Oncology: What We Are Doing and What We Are Building Toward"

December 14 - No Grand Rounds
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December 14 - Winship Holiday Celebration
4:30-7:30pm, Cox Hall Banquet Room, 3rd floor

December 15 - Dissertation Defense
Jessica Konen - "Dissecting 3-D Invasion Mechanisms in Lung Cancer"

December 15 - No Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting

December 15 - Winship Holiday Musical Performances
Cookies and Caroling

December 16 - Elkin Lecture
Phuoc Tran, MD, PhD - "Pathogenic Role of Epithelial Plasticity in Tumorigenesis and Metastasis"

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