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December 16, 2019

Winship looks back on 2019

Winship's 2019 year-in-review video highlights the opening of the new Phase I Clinical Trials Unit and the Emory Proton Therapy Center; the ground-breaking on the new cancer facility on the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus; and a $9.7 million grant that boosts Winship’s transformational work in lung cancer research.
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Study sheds light on immune control of cancer
Winship investigators, including Carey Jansen, Nataliya Prokhnevska, Hadyn Kissick, PhD, and Viraj Master, MD, PhD, collaborated with surgeons to look at how the level of T cell infiltration in tumors can predict post-surgery outcomes. The results, which focused on kidney and other urologic cancers but could apply more broadly, were published Dec. 11 in Nature.
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Ganetespib evaluated for second-line therapy in lung cancer
Drs. Rathi Pillai and Suresh Ramalingam led an international, Phase III trial of ganetespib, a heat shock protein 90 inhibitor, in combination with docetaxel for second-line therapy of patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the lung. The results of the study were published Dec. 12 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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NEJM-published study evaluates tucatinib for breast cancer
In heavily pretreated patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, adding tucatinib to trastuzumab and capecitabine resulted in better progression-free survival and overall survival outcomes. The results of the study, co-authored by Elisavet Paplomata, MD, were published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Emory breaks ground on innovative biomedical research facility
Emory University broke ground Dec. 11 on a state-of-the-art research facility that will focus on innovation, synergy and impact for biomedical research.The new facility, Health Sciences Research Building II (HSRB II), will be built on Haygood Drive beside its sister facility, Health Sciences Research Building I, which opened in 2013.
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Emory Proton Therapy Center celebrates one-year anniversary

This December, Winship and the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Emory Proton Therapy Center. Over the course of the past year, hundreds of Winship patients have benefited from this powerful and precise form of radiation therapy.
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Lewis named interim director of Clifton infusion center
Colleen Lewis, NP, will become interim director of the Clifton Campus Winship Ambulatory Infusion Center beginning on Jan. 1. Lewis will continue in her role as director of clinical operations for the Phase I Program at the same time she takes on this new role.
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Arellano to chair prIME Oncology symposium
Martha Arellano, MD will chair the Hematologic Malignancies Demystified symposium on Jan. 25 at Atlanta's Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead. Expert faculty, including Jonathan Kaufman, MD, will focus on updates from recent congresses and the latest clinically relevant data.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Cancer Animal Models

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Cancer Animal Models Shared Resource specializes in mouse-focused animal model development. Service highlights include GEMM, xenograft, and PDX models; tumor induction and monitoring; optical fluorescent and bioluminescent imaging; drug delivery and tumor measurement; and cranial window surgery.
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Winship Summer Scholar presents at ASH
High school student Esther Kim (right, with mentor Pamela Allen, MD) presented data that she helped gather as a 2019 Winship Summer Scholars Research Program participant at the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Orlando. Applications for the 2020 Summer Scholars Research Program are due Feb. 3.
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Call for LOI: Winship K12 training program
The Winship K12 Clinical Oncology Training Program, supported by the National Cancer Institute, provides resources and training to early-career clinician-investigators in the conduct of therapeutic cancer clinical research studies with a focus on Phase I and Phase II clinical trials. Letters of intent (LOI) for the two-year program are due Jan. 10.
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Dec. 16 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaker Seminar
Jill S. Remick, MD - "Current Topics in SRS for Brain Metastasis: Multi Fractionation and Concurrent Immunotherapy"

Dec. 16 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting
Periasamy Selvaraj, PhD - "Personalized cancer vaccine immunotherapy for metastatic lung cancer"

Dec. 17 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Thomas Cash, MD, MSc - "Phase I Clinical Trials for Relapsed/Refractory Pediatric Solid Tumors" & Satheesh Chonat, MD - "The Role of Complement in Sickle Cell Disease"

Dec. 17 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaker Seminar
Chelain Goodman, MD, PhD - "Non invasive biomarkers of residual disease in breast cancer: implications for radiotherapeutic management"

Dec. 18 - Grand Rounds
David Hyman, MD - "Evolving Paradigms of Genomic Driven Medicine in the Clinic"

Dec. 19 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Paul Bennett Brock, MD - "Just General Surgery: Protecting Our Front Line From Extinction"

Dec. 20 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Mihir R. Patel, MD - "PD-L1: Novel Functional Cancer Imaging"

Dec. 20 - No Elkin Lecture
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Winship Federal Grant Stream
Winship's Federal Grant Stream provides a daily updated list of cancer-related funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards, and external funding sources and learn how to apply.
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