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February 18, 2019

Record number of Winship patients enrolled on clinical trials in 2018

Congratulations to Winship investigators for enrolling 850 patients on therapeutic clinical trials in 2018! "We enrolled more patients than any previous year," says Bassel El-Rayes, MD, associate director of clinical research. "It's a significant increase." Last August, Winship launched the "1000 by 2020" initiative with the goal of enrolling at least 1000 patients on therapeutic trials during 2020.
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NRG Oncology trial supports new practice standard in prostate cancer
An NRG Oncology clinical study led by Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN found that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule, which delivers a higher total dose over a shorter period of time, is not worse than conventional radiotherapy in terms of side effects and general quality of life for patients with low-risk prostate cancer.
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Luncheon honors Winship 5K team captains and sponsors
Winship Win the Fight 5K team captains and corporate sponsors came together with Winship leaders and staff for a thank you luncheon on Feb. 14. Teams were honored for helping to raise nearly $800,000 for cancer research at the 2018 event. The 9th annual Winship 5K will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 on the Emory Quadrangle. Registration will open next month.

Winship Center for Cancer Immunology receives gift from Georgia Power

The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. has provided $250,000 in support of the Winship Center for Cancer Immunology. Pictured (left to right): Melissa Childress, Bentina Chisolm Terry (Georgia Power senior VP, Northwest Region), Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Latanza Adjei (Georgia Power VP, sales and marketing), Rita Breen (executive dir., Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.), Paula Reed, Sagar Lonial, MD, Mary Ann Sprinkle, Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS, and Carol Dillon Kissal.
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Saba chairs session at NASBS conference
Nabil Saba, MD, director of head and neck medical oncology at Winship, chaired a session on sino-nasal malignancies at the 2019 North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) Annual Meeting held in Orlando, Feb. 15-17. Pictured: Saba with Jennifer Johnson, MD, PhD of Thomas Jefferson University.
Pretesh Patel presents to Decatur Rotary Club
Winship radiation oncologist Pretesh Patel, MD discussed proton therapy with the Decatur Rotary Club on Feb. 15. The Emory Proton Therapy Center, located near Emory University Midtown Hospital, is the first center of its kind in Georgia and one of only a few in the southeast to offer patients access to this type of radiation therapy.
Register: Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium
The Winship Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium will be held March 9 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. The half-day event will cover treatment options, sequencing of therapy, side effects, and treatment implications.
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Facebook Live Chat: Cardio-oncology
Winship will host a Facebook Live chat with Anant Mandawat, MD, director of cardio-oncology at Winship, on Feb. 20 at 3pm. The interactive discussion will focus on prevention and management of cardiovascular symptoms following cancer treatment.
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Feb. 18 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Arri Eisen, PhD - "Collaborative and Team Science"

Feb. 19 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Wenchun Chen, PhD - "Aptamers for Platelet Storage" and Cameron Herting, BS - "Specific Inhibition of IL-1 Signaling as an Alternative to Dexamethasone for the Management of Glioblastoma-Associated Cerebral Edema"

Feb. 20 - Grand Rounds
James Rocco, MD, PhD - "Clinical Impact of Intratumor Heterogeneity in HNSCC"

Feb. 21- Surgical Grand Rounds
Kanika Kalra, MD - "Surgeon's Third Eye - Using Functional Imaging to See the Invisible"

Feb. 21 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Jennifer Stevens, PhD - "Risk factors for stress-related mental health disorders in African-American women with breast cancer"

Feb. 22 - Elkin Lecture
Xiaojiang Cui, PhD - "Beyond Genomic Subtyping: Role of FOXC1 in Basal-like Breast Cancer"

Feb. 22 - HERCULES Seminar
Maria Argos, PhD - "Effect of Metal Mixtures in Bangladeshi Children"

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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