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June 26, 2017

Atlanta Magazine Spotlights Winship Physicians

Winship radiation oncologist Hui-Kuo Shu, MD, PhD is one of the 51 Winship members who were recognized in Atlanta magazine's annual Top Docs issue released on June 22. Emory physicians represent 50% of the 358 doctors on the list.
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Winship Study Selected as BJUI Article and Video of the Week
A Winship-led evaluation of a 24-gene signature for patients with prostate cancer is the BJU International Article of the Week. Carlos Moreno, PhD, who co-developed the patent-pending 24-gene signature at Winship, is senior author on the paper and describes the work in a related video.
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Biomarkers Help Inform Renal Cancer Prognosis
Winship investigators have found that biomarkers associated with systemic inflammation have prognostic value in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The results of the study were published June 15 in Tumor Biology. Pictured: first author Wayne Harris, MD and senior author Viraj Master, MD, PhD.
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Breast Cancer Retreat Features $50K "Shark Tank" Competition

The 2nd annual Glenn Family Breast Center Retreat on Friday, June 23 featured a "Shark Tank" session during which investigators presented proposals for new clinical studies in breast cancer. The winner will be announced in a future Roundup. Pictured: Glenn Family Breast Center director Mylin Torres, MD (front right), with judges Drs. Michael Lowe, Hui-Kuo Shu, Mia Gaudet, Bassel El-Rayes, and R. Donald Harvey.
Pillai Earns Eckman Award for Teaching
Winship oncologist Rathi Pillai, MD (center) is the recipient of the James Eckman Award for Excellence in Teaching, an honor given out annually by the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Jillella Takes on New Role in Augusta
Anand Jillella, MD has been named network and outreach director of the Georgia Cancer Center Clinic and division chief of hematology/oncology and BMT at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

The People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to the associate directors who oversee critical aspects of cancer research at Winship. Pictured clockwise from top left: Paul Doetsch, PhD, associate director for basic research; Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate director for mentorship, education, and training; Bassel El-Rayes, MD, associate director for clinical research; and Carla Berg, PhD, associate director for population sciences.
Videos Encourage Women to Participate in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Funded by a V Foundation grant, Winship nurse research Kate Yeager, PhD, RN produced two educational videos that explain key benefits and barriers in clinical trials, and feature breast cancer survivors who participated in clinical trials.
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Subaru Dealer Donates Custom Blankets
Winship's Bone Marrow Transplant team received 100 blankets from Stivers Decatur Subaru, which is working with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to keep patients warm during treatment and raise awareness. Pictured: Chantal Robertson, Robin LaRocco, Cole Kraft, Emily Bracewell, Mark Hooper, Johnny Stivers, and Tricia Hernandez.
Sengupta Lectures in England
Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD recently delivered two grand rounds talks at the University of Cambridge and University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom titled "Bench to bedside and back again: life of a neuro-oncology physician-scientist in the U.S."
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Radiofrequency Ablation Treats Cancer Pain for Patients in Johns Creek
Winship member J. David Prologo, MD and interventional radiology colleagues at Emory Johns Creek Hospital are using radiofrequency ablation to reduce pain for cancer patients.
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June 27 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD - "Lessons Learned from the Design, Implementation, and Oversight of Multicenter Clinical Trials in Hematology and Vascular Disease"

June 28 - Grand Rounds
Yogen Saunthararajah, MD - "Higher Level Pathway Objectives of Epigenetic Therapy - A Solution for the P53 Problem in Cancer"

June 28 - Medical Physics Monthly Lecture Series
Xiaofeng Yang, PhD and Peter Rossi, MD - "The Image-Guided HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer"

June 29 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD - "Simulation to Advance Surgical Training, Research, and Clinical Performance"

June 30 - BBISR "Do it Yourself" Workshop Series
Survival Analysis - Using Cancer Survival Analysis Suite (CASAS)

June 30 - No Elkin Lecture
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