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July 15, 2019

Winship awarded Lung Cancer SPORE grant from NCI

Winship has been awarded a five-year, $9.7 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study new approaches for lung cancer treatment. It's the first and only grant of its kind to be awarded in the state of Georgia and one of only four SPORE grants in the U.S. dedicated to lung cancer. Pictured: principal investigators Drs. Haian Fu and Suresh Ramalingam.
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Georgia's First Lady visits Winship
First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp toured the Clifton campus on July 10 and learned about Winship initiatives aimed at lessening the burden of cancer in the state. Pictured: Emory VP of government and community affairs Cameron Taylor, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Marty Kemp, and Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD.
Winship 5K Grand Marshal visits clinic
This year's Winship 5K Grand Marshal Nicki Collen, head coach of Atlanta Dream, stopped by the Clifton campus infusion center on July 9 to say hello to patients and nurses. The Winship Win the Fight 5K will take place on the Emory University Quadrangle on Saturday, Oct. 5.
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National cancer control strategy proposed
Winship member Joseph Lipscomb, PhD and former Emory Healthcare and Health Sciences leader Michael Johns, MD contributed to a new report, "Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation," as members of a committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee was chaired by Johns.
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Van Meir lab awarded CURE Childhood Cancer grant
Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD (pictured with senior associate Dan Zhu, PhD) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the CURE Childhood Cancer Foundation. The funding will support Van Meir lab's research project, "Negative Regulation of ß-1-Integrin Signaling by ADGRB1 in Medulloblastoma."
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Saba leads new ECOG-ACRIN trial in head and neck cancer
Nabil Saba, MD is the national study chair of a new phase I/II ECOG-ACRIN trial (EA3161) for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.
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Doximity co-founder delivers Grand Rounds
Doximity co-founder Nate Gross, MD (3rd from right, with Winship physicians) presented "The Online Oncologist" at Winship Grand Rounds on July 10.
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Stemming the flow of e-cigarette marketing to youths
Winship researchers are examining the extent to which young people are the targets of e-cigarette sales and advertising, tobacco legislation loopholes, and what's happening at the point of sale that might discourage or encourage young people to take up the habit.
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Host genome linked to neurocognitive outcome in medulloblastoma
Winship researchers collaborated on an Atlanta-based study that evaluates variation in the host genome of long-term survivors of pediatric medulloblastoma and its association with neurocognitive outcome. Their findings appear in the July issue of Translational Oncology.
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Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. Winship recognizes the following physicians at each Winship study site who have enrolled the most patients onto interventional cancer clinical trials during the last six months: Drs. Jay Shelton and Jolinta Lin (Grady); Bassel El-Rayes (Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital); Nabil Saba (Midtown); Mehmet Akce and Jonathan Kaufman (Clifton Campus).
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WSB-TV features Emory Proton Therapy Center
Stephen Brinkman (pictured with his family in Columbus, Georgia) makes the two-hour drive to Atlanta for treatment at the Emory Proton Therapy Center. WSB-TV highlighted his story and spoke with Winship radiation oncologist Jim Zhong, MD in a segment that aired July 8.
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Summer scholars present research at final symposium
The Summer Scholars Research Program, led by Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS (left), wrapped on July 12 with a symposium and poster session. Graduating students presented findings from their six weeks working with a Winship research team.
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July 15 - Winship Shared Resources Office Hours
Office Hours: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (BBISR)

July 17 - No Grand Rounds
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July 18 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Alaina Steck, MD - "Medication Assisted Therapies and the Acute Care Visit: Navigating the Overlap Between Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder"

July 19 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Mandy Ford, PhD - "Cell-Intrinsic Regulation of Anti-TumorCD8+ T Cell Immunity by FcgRIIB"

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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