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January 8, 2018
 
 
 

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Makes Groundbreaking Gift to Transform 21st Century Health Care

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million to find new cures for disease, develop innovative patient care models and improve lives while enhancing the health of individuals in need. Through a new Winship Cancer Institute Tower in Midtown and a new Health Sciences Research Building on Emory's Druid Hills campus, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation's generosity will help advance new solutions for some of medicine's most challenging diagnoses, even changing the meaning of what it means to receive those diagnoses for future generations.
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Study Uncovers Health Disparities Among Older Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
A study in the journal Cancer, authored by Winship radiation oncology resident Richard Cassidy, MD and more than a dozen Winship members, found that race and socio-economic status correlated with patients not receiving cancer-directed therapy among octogenarians and nonagenarians with stage III lung cancer.
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Winship Holds Cancer Immunology Retreat
More than 100 Winship and Emory researchers attended the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Retreat on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. World-renowned immunology expert Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director of the Emory Vaccine Center and a Winship member, delivered the keynote address. Pictured: Retreat steering committee members Drs. Gregory Lesinski, Suresh Ramalingam, and Jeremy Boss.
 
 
 

People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to the Shared Resources, including the Emory Integrated Genomics Core, which is integral to scientific discovery. The Emory Integrated Genomics Core, led by Michael Zwick, PhD, offers researchers the ability to use the latest genomics technologies for their research. Recent platform additions include the Nanostring nCounter SPRINT Profiler and the Bionano Saphyr. Pictured: Ashima Amin, Michael Zwick, Ben Isett, and Jonathon Patton.
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Register Today for Winship Melanoma Conference
The Winship Melanoma Conference will provide attendees with an update on practice-changing data in a practical and interactive format, fostering discussion and impacting clinical outcomes for patients with melanoma. The conference will be held on Mar. 3 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building.
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Winship Clifton Campus to Install New CT Scanner
A new CT scanner that will improve patient scanning throughput is coming to Emory's Department of Radiology on the Clifton Campus. Winship Building C will be operating with one scanner starting Jan. 15 until the new equipment is installed and fully operational in mid-February. Emory Radiology will add teams and expand its hours to support CT patient scanning volumes during that time.
 
 
 

Thank You for Supporting Winship's Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program!

Bicycles, games, gift cards, and clothes were among the hundreds of gifts that were donated to 75 Winship patients and their families during the holiday season. Winship faculty and staff at all locations demonstrated outstanding holiday spirit and generosity by helping a record number of families experiencing financial hardship. Pictured: Radiation oncology team at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Jan. 9 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Lillian Meacham, MD, Austin Schirmer, MD, and Lisa Oakes, MS, CGC - "Fertility Preservation and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis: Navigating the Science and Real World Implications"
 
 
 

Jan. 10 - No Grand Rounds
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Jan. 10 - Monthly Breast Research Symposium
David Howard, PhD - "The Impact of Medicare Payment Cuts on the Use of IMRT"
 
 
 

Jan. 11 - Healthy Emory
Healthy New You Expo
 
 
 

Jan. 12 - Elkin Lecture
Jeremy Stark, PhD - "Etiology of Chromosomal Rearrangements"
 
 
 

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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