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March 13, 2017

Winship Team Publishes Findings on Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients in Science

Winship investigators reveal how the protein CD28 can be used to predict a patient's response to certain cancer immunotherapies. The results of the study were published March 9 in Science.
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Pathologists Gather for USCAP Meeting
Daniel Brat, MD, PhD delivered the Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics special lecture at the 106th U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting held March 4-10 in San Antonio. Volkan Adsay, MD served as the meeting's president and presented research along with dozens of Winship colleagues.
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Targeting LKB1 and KRAS Mutations in Lung Cancer
Researchers at Winship have demonstrated a clinically viable treatment strategy for LKB1- and KRAS- mutant lung tumors. Their findings were published March 9 in JCI Insight. Pictured: first and senior authors Drs. Wei Zhou, Adam Marcus, and Melissa Gilbert-Ross.
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Thoracic Cancers Symposium Preview

Winship investigators are headed to San Francisco for the 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, March 16-18. Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD will give a keynote address. Radiation oncology resident Richard Cassidy, MD will discuss his oral abstract in a news briefing highlighting the symposium's top research studies.
Watch Cassidy's News Briefing on March 17
Ramalingam Elected to Board Exam Committee
Suresh Ramalingam, MD has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine's Medical Oncology Board Exam Committee, the governing body responsible for creating examinations for Board Certified physicians. Ramalingam will begin his two-year term on the committee July 1.
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Torres and Lash Meet with Norwegian Breast Cancer Colleagues
Mylin Torres, MD and Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH recently traveled to Stavanger, Norway and met with colleagues from the Prospective Breast Cancer Biobanking Program at Stavanger University and Haukeland University hospitals.
Winship Appoints Nursing Education Manager
Karen Russell, MSN, RN, AOCNS has been named nursing education manager for Winship. Russell, who joined Winship in 2003, will begin her new role April 9.
New Security Screening at Children's
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta now requires all adults to show identification upon entering hospital buildings. Accepted forms of ID include Emory or Children's employee badges, state-issued IDs, and passports.
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Forum Brings Together Senior and Early-Career Faculty

The 2nd Annual Young Investigators Forum in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer was held March 10-11 in Atlanta. Winship deputy director Suresh Ramalingam, MD served as co-chair of the event. Winship immunology expert Rafi Ahmed, PhD was the keynote speaker.


March 13 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Amber Caldara - "Loss of lipid raft targeting of desmoglein 1 in skin disorders: Implications for epithelial cell adhesion and differentiation," and Jaquelyn Zoine - "Bioengineering and adoptive transfer of T cells"

March 14 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Kevin Bunting, PhD - "Regulation of Immune Cell Activation by Gab Adaptor Proteins," and Shannon Meeks, MD - "Unraveling the immune response to factor VIII"

March 14 - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar
Ageliki Tsagaratou, PhD - "TET proteins and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in T cell development and disease"

March 15 - No Grand Rounds
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March 14 - Mentorship Event: Faculty Development Lecture Series
Kathy Glas, MD - "Creating a Service Portfolio"

March 17 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
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March 17 - Elkin Lecture
Benjamin Tu, PhD - "Unexpected Functions for Epigenetic Modifications of Chromatin"

March 17-18 - 9th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
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View a selection of cancer-related federal and private funding opportunities.

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

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

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