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March 26, 2018

Winship Gala Raises $1.1 Million for Cancer Research

The fifth Winship Cancer Institute Gala raised more than $1.1 million for cancer research at Winship. Proceeds from the event, held Mar. 24 at the St. Regis Atlanta, will support grants for the new Winship Center for Cancer Immunology as well as research projects focused on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various cancers. Pictured: Executive VP for Health Affairs Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, Emory University President Claire Sterk, Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Winship Gala Honorary Chairs Anne and Berny Gray.
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CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Offered at Winship
Winship is now one of 36 cancer centers in the U.S. offering CAR T-cell therapy for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. CAR T-cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Winship's Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS discusses CAR T-cell therapy in a new video.
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Joint Supplement Speeds Melanoma Cell Growth
Winship investigators have found that chondroitin sulfate, a dietary supplement taken to strengthen joints, accelerated the growth of a type of melanoma in cell culture and mouse models. The results were published Mar. 15 in Molecular Cell.
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Harvey Receives HOPA Award
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD (pictured with HOPA colleagues) received the Award of Excellence from the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) on Mar. 22 in Denver. The annual award recognizes one pharmacy pioneer who has shaped practice and positively impacted trainees, treatments, and research.
Winship Researchers Receive Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants
Winship members Drs. Eric Ortlund and Yijian Huang are among the recipients of Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies program awards recently named by the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA).
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Registration Opens for Winship 5K

More than three thousand 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to lace up their sneakers and raise money for cancer research on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the 8th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K. Registration is officially open for the event, which is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.
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Lipscomb Named to National Cancer Control Committee
Winship member Joseph Lipscomb, PhD has been named to an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that will examine cancer control efforts in the U.S. and recommend a national strategy.
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Kerstann Named to CCAF Executive Committee
Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Winship's senior director for cancer research administration, has been named to the executive committee of the Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF), the premier professional organization for NCI-designated cancer center administrators.
Curran Presents at TROG Annual Meeting
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD discussed collaboration as a way to improve clinical trial participation at the TROG Cancer Research annual scientific meeting Mar. 20-22 in Hobart, Tasmania.
Shin Presents at Nanotechnology Conference
Winship oncologist Dong Moon Shin, MD discussed the development of anti-cancer drugs using nanotechnology at the International Nanotechnology Summit Mar. 14-15 in Cairo, Egypt.

Window Into Winship

This week we take you behind the scenes and into Winship's Patient and Family Resource Center on the Clifton campus where staff and volunteers have been hard at work preparing for Patient Appreciation Week, Mar. 26-30. Did you know that more than 17,000 patients are seen at Winship locations around metro Atlanta every year? Pictured: Arielle Perez, Jessie Tran, Lillie Russo, Ava Raddatz, and Talia Segal.
Patient Appreciation Week Events
Winship Faculty Discuss Career Paths with Postdocs
Winship members Drs. Curtis Henry, Lee Cooper, Mala Shanmugam, and Cindy Giver discussed the transition from trainee to faculty as part of an interactive panel discussion at the Winship Postdoctoral Fellows Group meeting on Mar. 20.
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Registration is now open for the Winship Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference, Jul. 25-29 in Sea Island, Ga. (Image credit: Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource)
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Mar. 26 - Emory School of Medicine Medical Education Day
Medical Education Day - "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion"

Mar. 26 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Drs. Bassel El-Rayes, Donald Harvey and panelists - "End of life decision making for cancer patients"

Mar. 26 - Thoracic Oncology Research Seminar
Shi-Yong Sun, PhD - "Impact of DR4 Modulation on EGFR Kinase Inhibitor Efficacy"

Mar. 27 - Aflac Research Conference
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD - "Cellular Mechanics in Blood and Cancer (a.k.a. Physics for Hematologist/Oncologist Dummies)" and James Klosky, PhD, ABPP - "HPV Vaccination among Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Prevalence of Initiation, Population Comparisons and Risk Factors for Non-Initiation"

Mar. 28 - Grand Rounds
David C. Linehan, MD - "The Tumor Microenvironment in Pancreas Cancer Promotes Treatment Resistance"

Mar. 28 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Michael McNitt-Gray, PhD, DABR - "Advances in CT Technology and Clinical Implications"

Mar. 30 - No Elkin Lecture
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New Federal Funding Opportunities


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) U01: Computational fluid dynamics and discrete element modeling approach for predictions of dry powder inhaler drug delivery (LOI Due: Apr. 12, 2018)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) U18: Assuring Radiation Protection (Due: Jun. 4, 2018)

NIH D43: Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (Due: Aug. 23, 2018)

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