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June 11, 2018

Winship Endorses HPV-related Cancer Elimination Goal

For the third year in a row, Winship joins 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in endorsing the goal of eliminating cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The centers, along with the American Cancer Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and other national organizations, issued a joint statement calling for HPV vaccination of more than 80 percent of adolescents ages 13-15 by 2020.
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Lash Named Chair of NIH Study Section
Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH, leader of Winship's Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program, has been named chair of the Cancer, Heart, Sleep Epidemiology B standing study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Lash will oversee the study section's review of research grant applications and help ensure the quality of the NIH peer review process.
New Drug Targets Mutation in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Winship hematological oncologist Martha Arellano, MD, and colleagues evaluated a targeted therapy in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia who have IDH1 genetic mutations. Phase I clinical trial results were published June 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Curran Discusses Statewide Efforts in Cancer Prevention
Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, is featured in the June 2018 issue of Georgia Trend magazine. The article highlights cancer prevention efforts across the state and how Winship is helping identify ways to reduce the risk of cancer through innovative research and interventions.
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Call for Concepts: Early-Phase Cancer Prevention Trials
The National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention provides funding to consortium partners for biomarker-based, phase 0-II prevention trials focused on high-risk individuals. Typical budgets are $1 million over two years for 15-100 patients. Two-page concepts are due June 15.
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Window Into Winship

This week meet the 10 extraordinary high school students who were selected to participate in Winship's 18th annual Summer Scholars Research Program. The students will spend the next six weeks in a cancer research immersion experience that includes a mentored role in the lab of a Winship faculty member. Pictured (left to right): program coordinator Megan McCall, Jacob Leung, Keshav Shenoy, Lauren Hong, Elena Wernecke, Ethan Wedge, Nicole Felix-Tovar, Zoe Weiss, Nithya Mahakala, Caroline Redick, and Izabelle Brown.
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Emory Research IT Day Set for June 19
Emory is hosting a free research IT conference on June 19 in the Woodruff Library. Session and workshop topics include new cloud storage offerings, grant-required data management plans, data visualization techniques and platforms, and complementary shared resources.
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Winship Welcomes Summer Volunteers
Forty students from colleges across the country are volunteering at Winship this summer. On June 6, Winship medical physicist Samantha Hedrick, PhD, gave the volunteers a tour of the new Emory Proton Therapy Center that is scheduled to open at the end of the year.
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Jun. 12 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD - "Monitoring & Management of Transfusional Iron Overload"

June 12 - Service
Celebration of Life Service for Volunteer Julie Whitehead

Jun. 13 - Grand Rounds
Tian Liu, PhD and Ashesh Jani, MD - "Multimodality Imaging Platform for Neurovascular Bundle Sparing Prostate Radiotherapy"

Jun. 14 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Lucas Neff, MD - "Our First Task: Children, Guns, and the American Way"

Jun. 15 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
S. Michael Rothenberg, MD, PhD - "Developing Inhibitors for Rare Oncogenic Drivers"

Jun. 15 - Elkin Lecture
Wenyi Wei, PhD - "Targeting Cell Signaling Pathways for Cancer Therapies"

Winship's grants aggregator automatically updates each morning with the newest federal funding opportunities from

- DoD NSWC Crane: Time Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters (Due: Jul. 7, 2018)

- NIH (multiple activity codes): Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Activities to Promote Cancer Cachexia Research (Due: Jul. 30, 2018)

- DoD Kidney Cancer Awards (Due: Sep. 26, 2018)

- NIH (multiple activity codes): Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Due: Oct. 15, 2018)

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