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October 9, 2017

Fall Winship Magazine Features NCI Comprehensive Designation

The new issue of Winship Magazine is now available in print and online. Pictured: Director of the Cancer Animal Models Shared Resource Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD and researcher Chang-Soo Seong, PhD from the cover story, "New Meaning for The Big C."
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NCI Selects Emory for National Network Focused on Cancer Therapeutic Discovery
A research team led by Haian Fu, PhD, within the cancer genomics center at Emory University and Winship Cancer Institute, has been selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to participate in an elite national network focused on discovery of new cancer targets and precision cancer therapies.
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Winship Team Collaborates on New Multiple Myeloma Study
A multidisciplinary Winship research team demonstrated the important role of the 14-3-3(Zeta) protein in regulating proteasome function, myeloma cell growth, and sensitivity to therapeutics, and suggests its regulation as a new approach in myeloma therapy. The study was recently published online in the journal Leukemia.
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Winship Offers National Cancer Database Services for Abstract Submissions
The Winship Research Informatics Shared Resource offers services with National Cancer Database files that can help investigators prepare abstracts for scientific meetings. If you are planning an abstract for the 2018 ASCO or ASTRO annual meetings, please submit your service request by Nov. 15.
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Xiao Honored with Protege Award for Nursing Research
Winship researcher Canhua Xiao, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, received the 2017 Protege Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research at a ceremony held Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. Xiao's research focuses on the role of inflammation and fatigue in patients with cancer.

The People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to successful research interventions to reduce the global burden of cancer. Winship members Drs. Carla Berg and Michelle Kegler recently received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center to establish tobacco control models in low- and middle-income countries
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Kucuk Comments on Safety of Soy for Breast Cancer Patients
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD discusses dietary soy and soy supplements in a new blog for the Society of Integrative Oncology. Kucuk, an expert in integrative medicine, nutrition and cancer prevention, has studied the use and impact of soy isoflavones for more than two decades.
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NCI-Funded Training Opportunity in Integrative Oncology
A University of Michigan Medical School program funded by the National Cancer Institute provides training to health care professionals in the integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care. The free program includes online and classroom modules, with funding available to cover travel expenses.
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Register Today for the Winship 5K!

Time is running out to sign up for the Winship Win the Fight 5K! The 7th annual event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8:30am at Emory's Quadrangle. Online registration will remain open until Oct. 12 at 9am.
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CAR T Cell Innovator to Speak at Emory
Pediatric oncologist Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania will give the Marcus Visiting Professor Lecture on Oct. 17 in Emory's Health Science Research Building. Grupp, a pioneer in the clinical development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, will explore the role of living drugs in the treatment of blood cancers.
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Keynote Talk to Focus on Health Services Research
Lisa MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO of AcademyHealth, will discuss trends in health services research at the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program Symposium co-sponsored by the Georgia Clinical & Science Alliance on Oct. 26 at noon in the Emory School of Medicine auditorium.
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Calling All Volunteers!
The Winship Win the Fight 5K is looking for volunteers. Contact DaVida Lee-Williams if you'd like to volunteer for a shift on Friday, Oct. 13 to help with packet pick-up (9:30am - 12:30pm, 12-2:30pm, 12-3:30pm, or 3:30-7pm) or pre-event set-up (12-2:30pm or 2:30-5pm).
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Winship Celebrates PAs
Physician assistants (PAs) are a vital part of health care teams at Winship and across the nation. Winship celebrates their important work during National PA Week, Oct. 6-12. Pictured: Cecilia Rosand, Catherine Fenner, Stephanie DeBragga, Jessica Neely, Kathryn Simon, and Caleb Raine.
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October 9 - No Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar

October 10 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
James DeGregori, PhD - "The Ecology of Cancer: how changes in tissue microenvironments drive cancer evolution"

October 11 - Grand Rounds
Adam Cuker, MD, MS - "Diagnosis and Management of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia"

October 11 - Monthly Breast Research Symposium
Paula Vertino, PhD - "Epigenetics and Intratumor Heterogeneity: Constraining Evolution to Prevent Metastasis"

October 13 - Elkin Lecture
Guang Peng, MD, PhD - "The DNA Repair Network in Cancer Evolvability and Immunoresponsiveness"

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

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View a selection of cancer-related federal and private funding opportunities.

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

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