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November 14, 2016

Winship Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is lung cancer awareness month. Nearly a quarter of a million Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone. Winship's clinical lung cancer program director Suresh Ramalingam, MD explains what is new in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Emory Experts Address Election Outcome
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and other Winship members, including Kenneth Thorpe, PhD and David Howard, PhD, are among the Emory experts who commented on the outcome of the presidential election. Curran addresses what it could mean for the future of cancer research funding.
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Staley to Chair Vizient Steering Committee
Charles Staley, MD, Winship's chief quality officer, was named chair of the Vizient UHC Cancer Center Network Steering Committee, which oversees the newly created Vizient Cancer Network. Comprising approximately 125 U.S. cancer centers, the network was created to begin a national network to share ideas about improving the quality of cancer care.
Disease-Associated Mutations in Leukemia
Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD and colleagues have gained new insight into the effect of bone marrow microenvironment mutations on leukemia progression in patients with Noonan syndrome. The findings, published in the journal Nature, identify CCL3 as a potential therapeutic target.
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Lonial Delivers Michael Morley Lecture in UK
Winship chief medical officer Sagar Lonial, MD gave the annual Michael Morley lecture at the UK Myeloma Forum (UKMF) Autumn Day in London on November 9. Lonial's lecture was titled, "Treatment of Myeloma with Monoclonal Antibodies." Pictured: Lonial with UKMF chair Kwee Yong, MBBS, PhD.
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The Great American Smokeout
The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 17. This national event encourages tobacco cessation by establishing an official quit day. Emory employees can take action by pledging to be even more healthy and spreading the word of our tobacco cessation programs and resources.
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Winship Celebrates National Nurse Practitioners Week
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are a vital part of health care teams at Winship and across the nation. Winship celebrates these exceptional health care providers and their important work during National NP Week, November 13-19. Pictured: Winship medical oncology NPs in the Vaughn-Jordan Healing Garden.


November 14 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Lauren Rusnak (Fu Lab) and Valentina Gonzalez-Pecchi (Fu Lab)

November 16 - Grand Rounds
Allan Pickens, MD - "New Era Lung Cancer Detection and Resection"

November 16 - Neuroethics Seminar
Jennifer Felger, PhD - "Is Depression a Kind of Allergic Reaction?" and "Is this why you feel bad? 6 issues tied to inflammation."

November 17 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
CPC/CFAR Joint Retreat Planning

November 17 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting - Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD
Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD

November 18 - CTO Retreat
4th Annual Clinical Trials Office Retreat

November 18 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Greg Lesinski, PhD, MPH - "Targeting cytokines to enhance immune checkpoint blockade in pancreatic cancer"

November 18 - Elkin Lecture
Eric Mellon, MD, PhD - "Mathematical Modeling in Myeloma: A Road to Cure"

November 18 - Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar Series
Anna Kenney, PhD - "Regulation of radiation resistance in the pediatric brain tumor medulloblastoma"

November 18 - BME Seminar and Reception
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD - "Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: Vision & Opportunities"

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