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May 2, 2016

Winship Gala Breaks Fundraising Record for Emory University

The fourth Winship Gala, which took place Saturday, April 30, is being called the most successful fundraising event in Emory University's history, raising more than $1.3 million dollars. The proceeds will benefit cancer research at Winship.
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Winship Pilots New Study for Women with Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer
A new Winship clinical study seeks to increase the number of women at hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer who are seen for genetic counseling services. As part of the study, researchers will use the Breast Cancer Genetics Referral Screening Tool (B-RST).
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Xiao Receives Oncology Nursing Society Award
Winship member Canhua Xiao, PhD, RN has received the Victoria Mock New Investigator Award from the Oncology Nursing Society, an award given at the annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress held April 28 - May 1. Xiao is also the recipient of a new $1.5 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research.
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Commission on Cancer Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has granted full accreditation to the Integrated Network Cancer Program at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Toncred Styblo, MD, chair of the Winship and Emory Healthcare Integrated Cancer Network says "this recognizes our commitment as a network to provide patient centered cancer care and standardized quality cancer care across Winship and Emory Healthcare." This was the first year as an integrated program across all of Emory Healthcare and it brought together key providers and staff from all four hospitals.
Call for Rearden Award Nominations
Do you know a staff member or volunteer who demonstrates exemplary behavior, and service and teamwork with patients and colleagues? Please consider nominating that person for the 2016 Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden Spirit of Winship Award. For more information contact Diane Cassels.
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New Website for Winship Tissue Procurement Service
The Human Tissue Procurement Service, part of Winship's Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource, collects, stores, and distributes human tissues to clinicians and researchers. A new website for the service launched last week.
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Emory Conference Focuses on Research with Health Care Endpoints
Learn and network with colleagues at the 3rd annual Advancing Health Care Quality Research at Emory Conference on May 18 from 8:30am - 5pm at Emory University School of Medicine. The deadline to register is May 10.
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Networking Event for Women's Health and Sex Specific Biology
Clinicians and researchers interested in women's health and sex specific biology are invited to a networking event on June 12 from 5:15 - 7:30pm at Emory University School of Medicine. The deadline to register is May 13.
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May 3 - Town Hall with U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman
Rep. Tom Price - "The Price of Research"

May 3 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Renee Read, PhD - "Evaluation of the YAP transcription factor as a novel therapeutic target in pediatric high-grade gliomas"

May 4 - Fellows Lecture
Simon B. Zeichner, DO - "Cancer Care in the US: Costs, Benefits, and Value"

May 4 - Grand Rounds
Shannon M. MacDonald, MD - "Proton Radiation for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Exploring the Potential Benefit of Protons versus Photons for Cardiac Sparing on a Randomized Controlled Trial/RADCOMP-RTOG 3510"

May 5 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Jialiang Wang, PhD - "Brain Cancers - Inside and Out"

May 5 - Biochemistry Seminar
Jeffrey Skolnick, PhD - "Comprehensive prediction of drug-protein interactions and side effects for the human proteome"

May 6 - Career Workshop co-sponsored by the BCBD training grant and the Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program
Zena Werb, PhD - "Preparing for the Next Stage in Your Career"

May 6 - Elkin Lecture
Nissim Hay, PhD - "Akt, Metabolism and Cancer Therapy: Surprising Lessons from Akt KO Mice"

May 6 - Seminar co-sponsored by the BCBD Training Grant and Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program
Zena Werb, PhD - "Of Mice and Women: Studying Development Gives Us Insight"

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