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December 23-30, 2019

Renowned women’s cancer researcher joins Emory

Joellen Schildkraut, PhD, MPH, a leader in women's cancer research, will be joining Emory University's faculty on Jan. 1, where she will serve as a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and member of Winship's Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program. (Photo: University of Virginia)
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Investigators identify new treatment for multiple myeloma
For patients with multiple myeloma resistant to available therapies, an experimental drug displayed a 31 percent overall response rate and is thus a significant new treatment option. Lead author Sagar Lonial, MD and DREAMM-2 study colleagues published the results Dec. 16 in Lancet Oncology.
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NRG Oncology trial evaluates standard of care chemoradiation
An NRG Oncology clinical trial showed that the current standard of care chemoradiation for stage III non-small cell lung cancer was superior to the two tested alternatives. The results of the study, led by Jeffrey Bradley, MD and co-authored by Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, were published Dec. 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Master honored with Fray Marshall Chair
Viraj Master, MD, PhD has been appointed to the Fray F. Marshall Chair in Clinical Urologic Research. This endowed chair was established to honor Marshall, former chair of Emory Urology, and recognizes an outstanding clinical urology researcher and faculty member.
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Barwick receives ASH Scholar Award
Winship postdoctoral fellow and multiple myeloma researcher Benjamin Barwick, PhD is the recipient of a 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Scholar Award. The two-year, $100,000 award supports fellows and junior faculty as they transition to careers as independent investigators.
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Emory Proton Therapy Center granted ACR accreditation

The Emory Proton Therapy Center received accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) effective Dec. 17. The MRI Accreditation Program evaluates staff qualifications, quality control, safety policies, and magnetic resonance image quality.
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Call for abstracts: Cancer Immunology Retreat
Winship's half-day Cancer Immunology Retreat will take place in the Health Science Research Building on Jan. 10. Students, trainees, and junior faculty are invited to submit cancer immunotherapy-related abstracts for poster presentation by Jan. 3.
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Volunteers and staff spread cheer for the holidays
Coordinated by Winship Volunteer Services and the Friends of Winship, volunteers and staff members spread holiday cheer across Winship campuses the week of Dec. 16 with special events for patients and visitors. Pictured: carolers on the Clifton campus handed out treats with Santa.

Shared Resource spotlight: Integrated Cellular Imaging

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource provides cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy imaging including confocal, spinning-disk, multi-photon, widefield, super-resolution, and light sheet, with live cell available on all types. Assistance and training is offered at all stages, from bench to publication, including a wide variety of quantitative data analyses and visualizations.
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Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 - No Grand Rounds
About Grand Rounds

Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
About Surgical Grand Rounds

Dec. 27 & Jan. 3 - No Elkin Lecture
About the Elkin Lecture Series

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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