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January 17, 2017
 
 
 

Winship Marks International Mentorship Day

Winship celebrates International Mentoring Day today in recognition of the critical role that mentorship plays in faculty development. Pictured: Mylin Torres, MD, director of the Glenn Family Breast Center, and longtime mentor Andrew Miller, MD, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
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Winship Endorses Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations
Winship has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Saba Discusses HPV-Related Cancers in New Videos
A new series of videos featuring Nabil Saba, MD, director of head and neck medical oncology at Winship, addresses HPV-related head and neck cancers, the importance of HPV vaccination, and diagnosis and treatment options for patients.
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Precision Diet as a Tool Against Cancer
Winship researchers, funded by a Winship Invest$ pilot grant, have gained insight into how a precision diet tailored to a patient's cancer may improve clinical outcomes in melanoma. Senior author Jing Chen, PhD and colleagues published their findings on January 12 in Cell Metabolism.
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Master and Miller Join Cancer Editorial Board
Winship members Viraj Master, MD, PhD and Andrew Miller, MD have been named to the editorial board of the journal Cancer, joining colleagues Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, H. Jean Khoury, Fadlo R. Khuri, and others. Master is genitourinary disease section editor and Miller is psychosocial oncology section editor.
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NCI Launches Formulary for Investigational Cancer Drugs

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched a new drug formulary that will enable investigators at NCI-designated Cancer Centers to have quicker access to approved and investigational agents for use in preclinical studies and cancer clinical trials. Image courtesy of the NCI Office of Cancer Centers.
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Funding Opportunities
Application deadlines are approaching for the V Foundation for Cancer Research Clinical Research Trial Outreach and Enrollment Grant (Jan. 23), PREVENT Cancer Preclinical Drug Development Program (Feb. 6), and the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource Young Investigator Pilot Award (Feb. 17).
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Mentorship Event: Providing and Receiving Mentorship
Register by January 20 to attend the next Faculty Career Development Series hosted by Rollins School of Public Health. The lunch session will be held January 25, 12-1pm, in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building.
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Historic Havana Meeting Highlights Lessons in Immunotherapy

Drs. Sagar Lonial, Jonathan Kaufman, Rathi Pillai and Larry Boise attended a historic meeting January 14-15 in Havana, Cuba. The group shared their expertise with Cuban oncologists and hematologists about new approaches to immunotherapy in treating multiple myeloma.
 
 
 

 
 
 

January 18 - Grand Rounds
Periasamy Selvaraj, PhD - "Designing Immunotherapy Amidst Tumor Heterogeneity"
 
 
 

January 19 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Cletus A. Arciero, MD - "U.S. Army Surgical Care: Personal Observations and Advancements over 25 Years"
 
 
 

January 19 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting
Sumin Kang, PhD - "The role of MAST1 in driving cisplatin resistance and its mode of action in human cancers"
 
 
 

January 19 - Collaborative Workshop in HIV and Cancer Research
CFAR-Winship Ignites: Strategizing Synergies in Methods and Content
 
 
 

January 19 - Rollins School of Public Health
Environmental Health Networking Night
 
 
 

January 20 - Elkin Lecture
Michael Rossi, PhD - "Translational Genomics for Oncology: Integrating DNA and RNA Workflows for Informing Clinical Trials"
 
 
 

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

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