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November 20, 2017


Winship Researcher Reports New Treatment Option for EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer

Senior author Suresh Ramalingam, MD and colleagues from the FLAURA trial published the results of the study in the New England Journal of Medicine on Nov. 18.
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Two New Species of Betatorqueviruses Identified
Winship cancer biologist Erwin Van Meir, PhD and collaborators from UCSF identified two new species of anellovirus from a patient with a skin melanoma that had metastasized to the brain. The research was recently published in Oncotarget.
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A Comprehensive Definition for Integrative Oncology
Winship oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD teamed up with colleagues to develop and establish a consensus for a comprehensive definition of integrative oncology. The group recently published its findings in JNCI Monographs.
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Chemistry Student Earns NCI Award
PhD student Victor Ma (left) is Emory's first recipient of an F99 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute. A mentee of Winship member Khalid Salaita, PhD (right), Ma's research interests include understanding and exploiting the mechanics of T cell function to enhance targeted cancer immunotherapies.
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Winship Hosts Leadership Workshop
The Women in Winship Committee and Emory School of Medicine held a half-day workshop on Nov. 17 focused on enhancing leadership skills and encouraging professional growth of emerging leaders. Pictured: Felicia Tucker-Lively, Janice Withycombe, Kristin Higgins, Judith Albino, Madhu Behera, Rebecca Klisovic, and Catherine Williams.

The Winship Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program is for Winship patients who are currently in active treatment and need help with their holiday gift lists. If you or your team is interested in adopting a family or a few families, please contact Moniqua Miller.
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Winship Staffer Deploys to Kuwait
Nadia King, a Winship patient services coordinator, is deploying to Kuwait next month for a nine-month tour as an Army specialist and combat medic. King will be working in a clinic that treats soldiers.
Inaugural Post-Doctoral Fellows Group Meeting
The Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group will have its first meeting on Dec. 14 at 4pm in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, Winship 5th Floor).
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People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to the Phase I Unit team, dedicated to advancing cancer research and providing optimal care to patients enrolled on phase I clinical trials. Pictured: Jennifer Schreiber, Carrie Belmore, Colleen Lewis, R. Donald Harvey, Monica Goodman, Barbara McGhee, and Michelle Painter.
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November 20 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Briana Rackley - "Using Drosophila to define the signaling pathways necessary for LKB1-mutant tumorigenesis" and Yun Wei - "Increased I2PP2A regulates p53 activity by modulating MDM2 in SHH medulloblastoma"

November 20 - Human Genetics Seminar
Haian Fu, PhD - "Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center: enabling platform for chemical biology & therapeutic discovery"

November 20 - Dissertation Defense
Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz - "Receptor Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Drug-resistant Triple Negative Breast Cancer"

November 21 - Immunology & Molecular Pathogenesis Seminar
Matthew Pipkin, PhD - "Pioneering the chromatin structure that leads to memory CTL differentiation"

November 21 - Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Kavita Patel, MD - "Predicting Deep Venous Thrombosis in Children with S. Aureus Osteomyelitis" and Nitya Bakshi, MD - "Harnessing the Mind and Body for Alleviating Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease"

November 22 - No Grand Rounds (Thanksgiving holiday)
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November 24 - No Elkin Lecture (Thanksgiving holiday)
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