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April 29, 2019

Atlanta Dream Head Coach Nicki Collen to serve as Winship 5K Grand Marshal

Nicki Collen, head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, will fire the starting gun at the Winship Win the Fight 5K this year on Saturday, October 5. Registration for the 9th annual event is now open. This year's run/walk will take place on the Emory University Quadrangle on Dowman Drive.
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DNA rearrangement may predict resistance in multiple myeloma
Winship researchers have found that a certain type of DNA marker predicts poor outcomes in multiple myeloma, which may indicate resistance to immunomodulatory drugs such as lenalidomide. First author Benjamin Barwick, PhD and colleagues published their findings April 23 in Nature Communications.
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NEJM study evaluates drug for treatment of aggressive hematologic cancer
A multi-institutional study has found that the use of the drug tagraxofusp led to clinical responses in patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic-cell neoplasms. William Blum, MD is a co-author of the study, which was published April 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Winship CME event highlights head and neck cancer advances
Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer, a conference organized by Emory's Office of Continuing Medical Education, was held April 27 in Atlanta. The course director was Nabil Saba, MD; co-directors were Mark El-Deiry, MD, Mark McDonald, MD, and Sharon Etris, RN.
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Spirit of Winship Award nominations due May 10
Nominations are due May 10 for the annual Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden, Jr. Spirit of Winship Award, which recognizes one faculty or staff member and one volunteer who exemplify Winship's culture of caring. Pictured: 2018 awardees Bari-Ellen Ross and Kendelle Miller with Dell Rearden, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Robert Rearden, III.
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Cancer Cell Biology Program holds retreat
The Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Research Program held a retreat on April 26 to share science and strategies for fostering collaborative research. Pictured: CCB Program leaders Drs. Erwin Van Meir and Jing Chen flank poster winners Debanjan Bhattacharya, PhD, Jameson Berry, and Satoru Osuka, MD, PhD.
Winship-Queensland cancer research forum
Winship hosted a cancer research forum with investigators from Queensland's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute on April 24 to share current research and ideas. Pictured: Larry Boise, PhD with QIMR colleagues Drs. Jason Lee, Michelle Wykes, and John Pearson.

Winship honors Medical Heroes

Dozens of Winship investigators and clinical trials staff attended the luau-themed 7th annual Medical Heroes Celebration on April 26 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The event honors patients who have participated in a clinical trial at Winship. Pictured: patient General L.M. Smoot (left) with Kathleen Rodger, BSN, MSHCM, CCRP and Bassel El-Rayes, MD.
Winship launches mobile app for referring physicians
WinshipMD is a new mobile app that enables referring physicians to easily connect with Winship specialists. First piloted as a browser-based tool, the app is now available for download in the Google Play and Apple App stores.
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Jordan elected to national cancer registrar committee
Winship tumor registrar Crystal Jordan has been elected to the National Cancer Registrar Association's Council on Certification. The council oversees the credentialing process for certified tumor registrars, a benchmark for professional excellence in the field.
Video: Facebook Live on CAR-T cell therapy
Winship hematologist Jonathon Cohen, MD and BMT coordinator Laura Stanley, RN discussed CAR T-cell therapy and answered viewer questions during a Facebook Live broadcast on April 24.
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Winship physicians meet with Georgia House staffers
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital hosted 15 congressional staffers from the Georgia House of Representatives on April 23. Drs. Robert Klafter and Shannon Kahn led the delegation on a tour of the clinical oncology facilities.


April 29 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Gianna Branella, Abeer Butt, Lenore Monterroza, and K.M. Tanim

April 29 - Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Vyshak Alva, MD - "Immunotherapy for glioblastoma, is it a dead end?"

April 30 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
James Kelvin - "Discovery and Engineering of Combination Nanomedicines for the Treatment of Childhood Leukemias" and Claire Pillsbury - "The Role of Siglec-15 in Evasion of Immune Response in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"

May 1 - Grand Rounds
Jennifer Woyach, MD - "Evolution of Frontline Therapy in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia"

May 2 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Dorothy A. Lerit, PhD - "The Role of Localized RNAs in Regulating Centrosomes"

May 2 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Adekemi Egunsola, MD - "Women in Surgery: Then and Now"

May 2 - Emory Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Research Symposium
Keynote: James McNamara, MD - "Disentangling receptor tyrosine kinase signaling: an unconventional therapeutic approach"

May 3 - Elkin Lecture
Defu Zeng, MD - "Differential Role of Donor and Host PD-L1 on Regulating GVHD and GVL Activity"

May 4 - Run/Walk
Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Greater Atlanta Walk

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