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December 4, 2017

Langston Named Winship Cancer Network Medical Director

Winship announced today that Amelia (Amy) Langston, MD is the new medical director of the Winship Cancer Network. She will work with Vanessa Bramble, the network director, to build strategies and opportunities for community health care organizations in the region to collaborate with Winship.
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Winship 5K Raises Record-Breaking $1M to Benefit Cancer Research
The 7th Winship Win the Fight 5K Walk/Run has raised a record amount of money, bringing in more than $1 million to benefit cancer research at Winship.
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Winship Hematologists to Present at ASH Meeting in Atlanta
Nearly two-dozen Winship physicians and researchers will present at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Dec. 9-12.
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Kucuk Featured at Integrative Medicine Symposium
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD delivered two plenary talks at the 4th Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium held Nov. 24-25 in Melbourne, Australia. The symposium, organized by the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, presented the latest evidence-based research, therapies, treatments and innovative technologies.
Edwards Departs Winship
Dave Edwards, Winship's Senior Director of Development, has accepted a position as associate VP of development for the Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers University. His last day at Winship was Dec. 1. For the past two years, Edwards led Winship's development team through successful annual campaigns and signature events. A national search will be launched for his replacement.

Winship Leaders Speak to Emory Board of Visitors

Winship leaders participated in a panel during the Emory Board of Visitors luncheon on Nov. 29 to discuss aspects of Winship's National Cancer Institute designation as a comprehensive cancer center. Pictured: Drs. Sagar Lonial, Mylin Torres, Suresh Ramalingam, and Walter J. Curran, Jr.
Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
Registration is open for the 10th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium on Mar. 16-17, 2018 at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. The educational event will feature a keynote talk from Monica Kaufman Pearson, Atlanta broadcast news icon and a two-time cancer survivor who was treated at Winship.
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SITC Immunotherapy Program to Feature Winship Specialists
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) will present Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy, a CME-, CPE- and CNE-certified program, on Jan. 16, 2018 in Atlanta. Program organizers include Winship's David Lawson, MD and Necia Maynard, NP.
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Call for Nominations: NCI F99/K00 Award for Pre-Doctoral Students
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) F99/K00 Award supports outstanding pre-doctoral students in their training, research, and transition to postdoctoral positions. Winship invites eligible 3rd or 4th year graduate students to submit pre-application documents for consideration no later than Jan. 5, 2018.
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Winship Postdoc Presents at NATO Workshop
Kishore Kumar Jella, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow who works with William Dynan, PhD and Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, presented at the NATO-sponsored workshop "Biomarkers of Radiation In The Environment: Robust Tools for Risk Assessment," Nov. 28-30 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to researchers who are studying how to improve the length and quality of life for people living with the disease. Led by Christopher Flowers, MD (center), the Lymphoma Epidemiology of Outcomes (LEO) is a pioneering, multi-institutional study that is developing an infrastructure to acquire and manage data, examine trends to find ways to prevent lymphomas and help people with lymphoma live longer and better.
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December 4 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Student Rotation Talks - Claire Pillsbury, Amanda Ruggieri, Joseph Yoon

December 4 - Radiation Oncology Special Lecture
Rong Li, PhD - "Transcriptional Impact on Cancer: Beyond Gene Regulation and Tumor Cells"

December 5 - Radiation Oncology Special Lecture
Yanfen Hu, PhD - "The role of BRCA1 phosphorylation in DNA double-strand-break repair"

December 5 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Brian M. Olson, PhD - "Targeting Molecular Consequences of Genomic Alterations to Enhance Immunotherapy in Prostate Cancer"

December 6 - Grand Rounds
Geoffrey Hugo, PhD - "Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer"

December 7 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Nathan Kincaid, MD - "Rural Surgery Trends in Practice and Training"

December 7 - The Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition
R.L. Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD - "Exercise is Medicine: Standardizing Physical Activity Promotion for Clinical Lifestyle Interventions"

December 7 - Aflac Visiting Lecture Series
Eliezer Rachmilewitz, MD - "Iron Overload in MDS and SCT. Is there a Rationale for Treatment?"

December 7 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Jean Soulier, MD, PhD- "Stem Cell Defect and Clonal Evolution towards Leukemia: The Fanconi Anemia Model"

December 8 - Elkin Lecture
Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD - "Interactions between Glioma Stem Cells and their Microenvironment"

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