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March 6, 2017

Winship Holds Court at Hawks Game

Winship leaders Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and Suresh Ramalingam, MD served as honorary co-captains for the March 5th Atlanta Hawks game, sponsored by Emory Healthcare. Dozens of Winship patients, caregivers, and staff received complimentary tickets and cheered on the home team.
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Kucuk Touts Soy Use in the Journal Cancer
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD has authored an editorial in the journal Cancer that recommends women consume soy foods to help prevent breast cancer and improve the prognosis of those currently undergoing treatment. Kucuk has studied the use and impact of soy isoflavones for more than two decades.
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Radiotracer Improves Targeted Therapy in Prostate Cancer
Winship investigators have demonstrated that the PET radiotracer fluciclovine can help guide and monitor targeted treatment for prostate cancer without increasing toxicity. Preliminary study results are featured in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Pictured: senior author Ashesh Jani, MD.
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Szabo and Masters Honored at CanCare Celebration

Stephen Szabo, MD and Connie Masters, RN, MSN were recognized by the CanCare organization at its fifth anniversary celebration on February 25.
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Goodman, Liotta Receive Emory Tech Transfer Awards
Mark Goodman, PhD and Dennis Liotta, PhD were honored at the 11th Annual Celebration of Technology & Innovation on March 2. Goodman received the "Significant Event of 2016" award for FACBC (Axumin). Liotta's CDK inhibitor collaboration was named "Deal of 2016."
Owonikoko Nominated for CURE Honor
Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD has been nominated to be honored by the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. The "2017 Professional Development Workshop: Celebrating 21 Years of the CURE Program" will be held on June 27.
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Welcome Nurses!
Winship welcomes new medical oncology nurses Christina Kennedy, RN and Denise Henry, RN. Kennedy joins the aerodigestive cancers team. Henry joins the melanoma team.
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Myeloma Experts Gather in New Delhi

Members of the Winship myeloma team joined colleagues from around the world at the 16th International Myeloma Workshop March 1-4 in New Delhi, India. Winship faculty and staff shared their research in oral presentations, poster sessions, and panel discussions.


March 8 - Grand Rounds
Robert Ferris, MD, PhD - "Applying Translational and Clinical Research for Optimal Therapeutic Targeting of HPV+ Head and Neck Cancer"

March 6 - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar
Sheng Xiao, PhD - "B cell regulation of immune homeostasis - Tim-1 is required for the regulatory function of B cells"

March 8 - Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Div. of Cancer Biology Research Interest Talk
Lee Cooper PhD, MS - "Quantitative Phenotyping and Prognostication from Cancer Imaging and Genomic Data"

March 8 - Monthly Breast Research Symposium
Karen Buhariwalla, DO - "Time from Completion of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy to Surgery: Effects on Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients" and Emma Rooney, MS4 - "Are Lymph Node Characteristics on Axillary Ultrasound Associated with Multiple Positive Lymph Nodes in Patients Managed by ACOSOG Z0011 Criteria?"

March 10 - Elkin Lecture
Curtis Henry, PhD - "Survival of the Fittest: How Chronic Inflammation Promotes Increased Leukemogenesis"

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