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January 4, 2016

Winship Leads the Way in Helping to Decrease APL Mortality

The Winship Community Outreach initiative reports a very encouraging update on the acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) clinical trial that has been underway for over two years: a decrease in mortality from 37 percent to 7.5 percent. Leaders of the team, Anand Jillella, MD, Martha Arellano, MD, and Vamsi Kota, MD, have been working with community doctors and cancer centers to manage patients with this highly aggressive form of leukemia. Sixty percent of the 119 patients already accrued to the trial are at community health centers. The trial will continue accruing patients until June 2016.
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Open House at Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Emory Johns Creek Hospital is holding an open house on Thursday, January 21 from 5:30-7:30pm to showcase Winship's new community Medical Oncology and Hematology Department. The event will feature guest speakers, tours, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Winship Volunteer Receives Award
Biviana Franco is this year's Healthcare Volunteer Award recipient and will be honored at the Emory Creativity & Arts Awards ceremony on January 22. Franco is Founder and Director of Feel Beautiful Today, a nonprofit organization that works with cancer patients and their loved ones to create jewelry gifts during treatment.

Winship Cardio-Oncology Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Directed by Susmita Parashar, MD, MPH, MS, the Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program is one of the few programs in the U.S. dedicated to heart health of cancer patients by addressing the cardiovascular side effects of cancer therapy and improving cardiovascular outcomes for cancer survivors.
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Jan. 6 - Grand Rounds
Randall J. Kimple, MD, PhD - "Precision Medicine in Patient-Derived Head and Neck Cancer Model Systems"

Jan. 7 - Aflac Visiting Lecture Series
Robert W. Schnepp, MD, PhD - "Defining the Role of LIN28B Signaling in Neuroblastoma"

Jan. 8 - Elkin Lecture
Ranjit Bindra MD, PhD - "High-throughput screening for novel DNA repair inhibitors; rapid translation from the bench to the bedside"

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