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July 17, 2017

90-Ton Cyclotron Installed at Emory Proton Therapy Center

A 90-ton piece of equipment called a cyclotron was delivered and installed Thursday, July 13 at the Emory Proton Therapy Center. The cyclotron will be the source of the proton beam at the state of the art facility located in Midtown Atlanta.
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Call for Proposals: Winship Invest$ Summer 2017 Cycle
The Winship Invest$ program is now accepting proposals for its summer 2017 pilot grant cycle. Projects with budgets of up to $50,000 are invited in key strategic areas. Letters of intent are due August 4.
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Winship Welcomes Wechsler
Daniel Wechsler, MD, PhD is the new director of pediatric oncology at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Wechsler, a physician-scientist, is focused on the study and treatment of childhood leukemias.

The People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to effective internal and external advisory committee input. Winship Patient & Family Advisors draw on their own experiences to help Winship deliver the highest standard of compassionate care.
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Cohen Discusses New Gene Therapy Cancer Drug with CNN
Winship hematologist Jonathon Cohen, MD appeared on CNN July 13 to discuss a new cancer treatment drug headed for FDA approval. If approved, the drug would be the first U.S. gene therapy to reach the market.
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Residents Honor McDonald with Teaching Award
Radiation oncologist Mark McDonald, MD (far right), director of the department's physician residency program, received this year's attending award, a teaching honor given out annually and voted on by the radiation oncology residents.

Clinical Leadership Promotions

Congratulations to four Winship clinical staff leaders on their recent promotions. Pictured (left to right): Sheryl Bluestein, vice president of operations for Winship at Emory University Hospital Midtown; Katherine Wright, administrator of clinic operations for the 1st floor, Plaza and Tunnel levels on the Clifton Road campus; Donna McDaniel, specialty director, overseeing all cancer nursing activities on the Clifton Road campus including hematology and BMT; and Jason VanGalder, administrator of clinic operations for the 2nd floor on the Clifton Road campus.
Summer Scholars Present Research
The Summer Scholars Research Program wrapped up on July 14 with a symposium and poster session. Students (pictured with program director Jonathon Cohen, MD) presented findings from their six weeks working with a Winship research team.
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Fairs Showcase Winship Supportive Services
Winship is hosting a series of resource fairs in July and August to help patients and caregivers learn more about the supportive services available to them. Each fair will be held in the Winship Building C lobby from 9am-5pm.
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July 19 - Grand Rounds
Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD - "Updates in Genitourinary Oncology"

July 20 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Glen G. Balch, MD, MBA - "Minimally Invasive Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Should it be Standard of Care?"

July 22 - Community Education
Georgia Blood Cancer Conference presented by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

July 22-26 - Emory CME Course
42nd Annual Comprehensive Board Review in Internal Medicine

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

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

Funding Opportunities


A selection of media stories and news coverage for Winship Cancer Institute.

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