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September 11, 2017

Groundbreaking Winship Research Featured at Major European Meeting

Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD delivered a plenary talk at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress September 8-9 in Madrid, Spain. Ramalingam, who presented late-breaking results of the FLAURA lung cancer trial, was one of four Winship clinician-scientists featured at the conference including Drs. Rathi Pillai, Ragi Kudchadkar, and Nabil Saba. (Photo credit: ESMO)
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Winship Specialists Present at GASCO
The annual meeting of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) took place in Atlanta September 8-9 with key talks from Winship specialists Drs. Bassel El-Rayes, Jonathan Kaufman, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Christopher Flowers (pictured).
Winship and Komen Collaborate to 'Educate, Empower, Engage'
The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta hosted a conference for those impacted by breast cancer on Saturday, September 9 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
Call for Nominations: Winship Research Mentorship Award
Winship is seeking nominations for the Winship Research Mentorship Award, an honor recognizing faculty who have demonstrated outstanding mentoring to students, trainees or early-career faculty during the past year. Nominations are due September 25.
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Cassidy Honored with ASTRO Award
Radiation oncology resident Richard Cassidy, MD received a Resident ePoster Recognition Award from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Cassidy will present his top-rated digital poster at ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting September 24-27 in San Diego.
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The People Behind CCC

Winship's new NCI comprehensive cancer center designation is due in large part to successful engagement and outreach efforts in the community. Stephen Szabo, MD, director of community oncology, helps ensure that patients can benefit from Winship's state-of-the-art treatment and research advances right in their own community. Pictured: Szabo at the City of Dunwoody's 'Walk with a Doc' event held Saturday, September 9.
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Kooby Discusses Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Winship surgical oncologist David Kooby, MD recently spoke with Ivanhoe Broadcast News about neuroendocrine cancer, a type of slow-growing pancreatic cancer.
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Sengupta Receives B*Cured Grant
Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD received a grant from the B*Cured Foundation for her project, "Radiosensitization of Group 3 Medulloblastoma with Benzodiazepines," which aims to improve treatment options for this aggressive type of brain tumor.
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Save the Date: Women's Leadership Workshop
Join the Women in Winship Committee November 17 for a free half-day workshop focused on enhancing the leadership skills and encouraging professional growth of emerging women leaders.
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Call for Nominations: Em-ProLEAD
Nominations are due October 6 for the 2018 Cohort of Em-ProLEAD, Emory Medicine's 10-month leadership development and enrichment program for physicians and senior clinical leaders.
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Braves Pitcher Visits Winship

Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Motte and his wife Caitlin visited with Winship patients and infusion center staff on September 8. The couple runs two foundations, the Jason Motte Foundation, and a cancer awareness foundation called Strikeout Childhood Cancer.


September 12 - Pharmacology Seminar
Cimona Hinton, PhD - "CXCR and CB2 Heterodimerization is a Novel Mechanism for Targeting Prostate Cancer Metastasis"

September 13 - Grand Rounds
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA - "Biosimilars in Oncology: Considerations from Development to Treatment"

September 13 - Community Education
Advances in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Treatment

September 13 - Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Div. of Cancer Biology Research Interest Talk -
Ignacio Sanz, MD - "B Cell Regulation in Autoimmune Diseases: Implications for Cancer Immunotherapy"

September 13 - Monthly Breast Research Symposium
Mia Gaudet, PhD - "Risk Factors by Molecular Subtype in Nine Cohort Studies"

September 14 - Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition Seminar
Ying Wang, PhD - "Identifying Potential Food Biomarkers Using Untargeted Metabolomics in Postmenopausal Women"

September 14 - Elkin Lecture
Jung-whan (Jay) Kim, DVM, PhD - "The Scary Connection between Glucose and Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

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