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January 7, 2019

New Phase I Unit Starts Treating Patients

The new Winship Phase I Clinical Trials Unit begins treating patients today. The new facility, located on the fourth floor of the Emory University Hospital Tower, is triple the size of the original unit and expands access for patients to the critical first phase of testing new cancer therapies.
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Winship Investigators Receive HOPA Foundation Grant
Winship investigators have been awarded a HOPA Foundation Grant for their Phase II trial, which will examine the duration and tolerability of the most common chemotherapy regimen given in gastrointestinal cancers. Pictured: team members R. Donald Harvey, PharmD; Deborah Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN; Bassel El-Rayes, MD; and Amber Draper, PharmD, BCOP.
Kucuk Receives TUBITAK Science Award
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD is a recipient of a 2018 TUBITAK Science Award, presented at a ceremony held Dec. 26 at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Pictured: Kucuk (3rd from left) with Turkey's Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Binali Yildirim, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In Memoriam: Waun Ki Hong

Waun Ki Hong, MD, a pioneer in the field of head and neck cancer and a founding member of Winship's External Advisory Board, died Jan. 2, 2019, at age 76. Hong, a mentor to several Winship members, including Drs. Dong Shin and Fadlo Khuri, was honored in 2017 as part of the Winship 80.
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Maithel To Co-Chair GI ASCO Symposium
Winship surgical oncologist Shishir Maithel, MD, will co-chair the 2019 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Jan. 17-19 in San Francisco. Winship specialists Drs. Charles Staley and Bassel El-Rayes are also set to speak.
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Meisel To Co-Chair GASCO Breast Cancer Conference
Winship medical oncologist Jane Meisel, MD will co-chair the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) Best of the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Jan. 12 in Alpharetta.
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HIF Pathway Inhibitor Reduces Metastasis in Uveal Melanoma
Drs. Erwin Van Meir, Hans Grossniklaus, and colleagues published a study in the journal Clinical Cancer Research testing the anti-tumor effects in uveal melanoma of arylsulfonamide 64B, an inhibitor of the hypoxia-induced factor pathway.
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Competition Helps Accelerate New Drug Discovery
The inaugural Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program $hark Tank Competition was held Dec. 14, with a $10,000 prize to prioritize compounds and accelerate anticancer drug discoveries. Pictured: top three winners Drs. Jack Arbiser, Ashley Woods, and Adam Marcus.
Single Cell Mass Cytometry Symposium Set for Jan. 8
The Winship Single Cell Mass Cytometry Symposium will be held Jan. 8, 10am to 2pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium. The symposium will provide an overview of the technology and guidance on experimental design and data analysis.
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Winship Cancer Immunology Retreat Set for Jan. 10
Clinicians and scientists from across Atlanta will gather for the second annual Winship Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Retreat on Jan. 10 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. An engaging lineup includes a keynote talk by Jeremy Boss, PhD, poster session, and pitch competition.
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Luncheon Honors Nursing Award Recipients
Recipients of the 2018 Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund award gathered on Dec. 14 for a celebratory luncheon with members of the Ferraris family. Honorees included Winship nurses Julia Duffy, Brittany Szabo, Devi McBride, Erin Peone, Keisha Sandy, and Jeanne Young.
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Annual Puri Lecture Scheduled for Feb. 8
The 4th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture will be held Feb. 8 at noon in Winship's John H. Kauffman Auditorium. Guest speaker Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and hematologist at Mayo Clinic, will present "Modulating the immune response in Lymphoma." Pictured: Puri (left) and Ansell.
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Jan. 8 - Symposium
Winship Single Cell Mass Cytometry Symposium

Jan. 8 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Victor Corces, PhD - "Mechanisms of Transgenerational Inheritance of Obesity Epiphenotypes"

Jan. 8 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Bill Evans, PharmD - "Pharmacogenomics of Antileukemic Agents: Improving Efficacy and Reducing Toxicity"

Jan. 9 - No Grand Rounds
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Jan. 10 - Surgical Grand Rounds
EUH Perioperative Services Performance Day

Jan. 10 - Retreat
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Retreat

Jan. 10 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Mingli Liu, MD, PhD - "TRPM7 Ion Channels as Drug Targets in Glioma"

Jan. 11 - 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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