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April 10, 2017
 
 
 

Aflac Cancer Center Joins Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is the newest member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, a highly selective National Cancer Institute cooperative group limited to 11 institutions. Winship members will lead consortium activities at the Aflac site, using their expertise to conduct innovative translational science and early-phase trials.
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Gold Nanorods for Cancer Therapy
Winship and Georgia Tech researchers have optimized a technique for killing cancer cells in mice using gold nanorods and heat, publishing the results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Pictured: Winship authors Drs. Georgia Chen, Dong Moon Shin, Mohammad Aminur Rahman, and Dongsheng Wang.
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Winship Researchers Receive AACR Awards
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) honored three Winship researchers during its meeting last week in Washington, D.C. Olatunji Alese, MD received a Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award. Doctoral students Jason Conage-Pugh (pictured) and Doratha Byrd each earned Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards.
 
 
 

Winship Celebrates Patient Appreciation Week

Winship's Patient and Family Resource Center is hosting a variety of events to celebrate Patient Appreciation Week, April 10-14. Highlights include art workshops, carnival games, chair massages, and an ice cream social. All activities are free and open to patients, family members, and staff.
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Cancer Biostatistics Course Returns for Fall Semester
Open to Emory medical and public health students, Applied Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in Cancer Research (BIOS 560R) will cover how and when to apply bioinformatics analysis workflows to turn cancer genomics data into clinically applicable knowledge. Students can enroll now through April 24.
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Final Weeks to Register for Head and Neck Cancer Symposium
Winship's Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 22 in the Emory Health Sciences Research Building. Expert faculty will discuss current treatment paradigms and multi-disciplinary approaches through a series of interactive panels and case presentations.
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Collaborators Plan Research Center in India

Winship members traveled to Delhi, India April 1-3 to meet with collaborators on a National Cancer Institute P20 grant. Michael Goodman, MD, MPH is principal investigator and Theresa Gillespie, PhD is a co-investigator on the project to develop a Regional Center for Research Excellence in cancer and non-communicable diseases in India.
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April 10-14 - Patient and Family Appreciation Week
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April 10 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar - Brian Pedro - "Defining leader cell biology in collective invasion"
 
 
 

April 10 - Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics
Marie Davidian, PhD - "The Right Treatment for the Right Patient (at the Right Time): Precision Medicine Through Treatment Regimes and SMARTs"
 
 
 

April 11 - Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Gabriel D. Victora, PhD - "Clonal and Cellular dynamics in Germinal Centers"
 
 
 

April 11 - Mentorship Event: Faculty Development Lecture Series
Barbara Pettitt, MD - "Thinking Creatively about Giving Feedback"
 
 
 

April 11 - Aflac Research Conference
Renhao Li, PhD - "Mechanism of platelet clearance, and implications for thrombocytopenia and transfusion"
 
 
 

April 12 - Grand Rounds
Robert J. Amdur, MD - "Deintensification of Treatment of Oropharynx Cancer"
 
 
 

April 12 - Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Div. of Cancer Biology Research Interest Talk
Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD - "Diffuse Gliomas: Mechanisms of Progression"
 
 
 

April 12 - Biochemistry Seminar
Fuguo Jiang, PhD - "Structural insights into CRISPR/Cas9 biology, mechanism, and beyond"
 
 
 

April 12 - Monthly Breast Research Symposium
Jin-Tang Dong, PhD - "Necessity of ZFHX3 for Progesterone Receptor to Function in Normal Mammary Gland and Breast Cancer"
 
 
 

April 13 - Nutrition Seminar Series
Curtis J. Henry, PhD - "Folate Dietary Insufficiency and Folic Acid Supplementation Similarly Impair Metabolism and Compromise B-lymphopoiesis in Mice"
 
 
 

April 13 - Faculty Lecture
Lili Wang, MD, PhD - "Functional impact of somatic mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia"
 
 
 

April 14 - Lymphoid Malignancy Conference
Deborah Stephens, DO - "Targeted Therapies for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia"
 
 
 

April 14 - Fundraiser Benefiting Winship Volunteer Services
Jewelry and Accessories Sale
 
 
 

April 14 - No Elkin Lecture
 
 
 

View a selection of cancer-related federal and private funding opportunities.
 
 
 

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Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in March. View a list of first and senior author papers.
 
 
 

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