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August 28, 2017

Hospital Tower Welcomes First Inpatient

The new Emory University Hospital Tower welcomed its first inpatient, Crystal McCollum, on Saturday, August 26. McCollum has a rare form of abdominal cancer. Cancer patients and bone marrow transplant patients, along with kidney, liver and pancreas transplant patients, will be cared for in the new 450,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. The tower is expected to be fully operational by the end of October.
Cancer Drug Discovery: Targeting DNA Repair
A Winship research team led by David Yu, MD, PhD has identified a distinct function in DNA double strand break repair for an enzyme called SAMHD1, which could impact anticancer treatments. The findings were published in Cell Reports.
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More Than a Cure
Winship researchers from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are leading the nation in studies that examine the patient experience and how patient-reported outcomes can inform cancer care. Learn more about how Drs. Deborah Bruner, Kate Yeager, Canhua Xiao, and others are contributing to this effort.
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The People Behind CCC

Key to Winship's new NCI comprehensive cancer center designation is serving all members of the community impacted by cancer, including children, adolescents and young adults. Working in tandem with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Winship conducts clinical research designed specifically for children and adolescents. Pictured with patient: Winship member Douglas K. Graham, MD, PhD, director and Daniel P. Amos Children's Chair of Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Light the Night
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night event will take place on October 7 at Piedmont Park. Visit the Winship team page to register and learn more about supporting blood cancer research.
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Celebration to Honor Shuming Nie
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is hosting a farewell reception honoring Shuming Nie, PhD, August 29 at 7pm in the Emory Health Sciences Research Building lobby.
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Dunwoody Golfers Raise $220,000 for Winship Prostate Cancer Research

On August 21, the Dunwoody Country Club Champions Golf Association presented Winship with $220,000 raised through the club's 2017 John H. Kauffman Prostate Cancer Fundraiser. Pictured with their eclipse glasses: John Pattaras, MD, John Mills, Ed Kennedy, Martin Sanda, MD and Melissa Childress.
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August 28 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Gregory B. Lesinski, PhD, MPH - "New Approaches to Enhance Immunotherapy in GI Cancer"

August 30 - Grand Rounds
Alan Pollack, MD, PhD - "Post-Prostatectomy Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer"

August 30 - Microbiology & Immunology Special Seminar
Joshy Jacob, PhD - "Immunological insights from unlikely sources: Templated mutation of antibody genes and therapeutic potential of amphibian peptides"

August 30 - Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lectureship
Peter K. Vogt, PhD - "MYC and the Non-Coding Transcriptome"

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