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Special Edition | May 15, 2017

Winship Earns NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Status

Winship has earned the prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), placing it in the top one percent of all cancer centers in the U.S. Effective immediately, Winship becomes the newest NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the nation.
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Thank You From Winship's Executive Director
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD reacts to the National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation and thanks the many people who made this historic achievement possible.
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Governor Congratulates Winship
Gov. Nathan Deal congratulated Winship on its new NCI comprehensive cancer center designation. Pictured: Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Gov. Deal, with Kallarin Mackey (left) and Cameron Taylor (right) from Emory's Office of Government and Community Affairs.

The People Behind CCC

NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center (CCC) status is the result of years of hard work and commitment by many people, both within Emory University and the greater Georgia community. In the first of a new recurring feature of Winship Roundup, meet the leaders of Winship's four research programs and learn how they were instrumental in setting Winship on a course for comprehensiveness.
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What does it mean to be a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center?

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Sanda Presents New Prostate Cancer Guidelines
Emory urology chair Martin G. Sanda, MD presented new evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of localized prostate cancer during a plenary session at the annual meeting of American Urological Association held May 12-16 in Boston.
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Invasive Lung Cancer Cells Have Distinct Roles
Winship researchers have uncovered more about the specialized roles of leader and follower cells in lung cancer, which could be key for future treatments that target metastasis. Their findings were published May 12 in Nature Communications.
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Welcome to the Spring Magazine

The new issue of Winship Magazine is now available in print and online. Pictured: Winship medical oncologist Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD from the cover article, "Home Grown."
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Winship Names Elkin Fellows and Rochfort Scholars
Six fellows are the 2017 recipients of Winship's Nell W. and William Simpson Elkin Fellowships and Chester Rochfort Scholarships. Pictured: Drs. Sanjay Chandraskaran, Andres Chang, and Andrew Ip. Not pictured: Drs. Claudia Baumann, Nisha Joseph, and Turang Behbahani.
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NIH to Host HIV/AIDS Malignancies Conference
The 16th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS will be held October 23-24 on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Abstract submissions are due August 21. Registration is free and highly encouraged due to limited space.
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May 15 - Faculty Lecture
Lili Wang, MD, PhD

May 16 - Mentorship Event
Postdoc Career Symposium

May 16 - Dean's Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award
Nancy J. Newman, MD

May 17 - Grand Rounds
Naomi B. Haas, MD - "Experiences from the Bench to Bedside in Kidney Cancer"

May 18 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Mette Lise Lousdal, MSc - "Detecting healthy user bias in breast cancer screening using cervical cancer screening and dental care as negative control exposures," and Robert A. Bednarczyk, PhD - "Development and validation of a Cancer Control and Prevention Attitude Surveillance System (CCPASS)"

May 18 - Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Emory Special Seminar
Michael Gottlieb, MD - "AIDS: From Discovery to Cure"

May 19 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
DDT Program Seminar and Business Meeting

March 19 - No Elkin Lecture

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