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March 11, 2019

Winship renews NCI LAPS award

Winship has been selected once again as a Lead Academic Participating Site (LAPS) for the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). Launched in 2014, the NCTN selected Winship as one of the original 30 cancer centers in the United States during a peer-review application process. Over the past five years, more than 800 adult and pediatric patients at Winship have participated in NCTN clinical trials.
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Increasing minority enrollment on clinical trials
Drs. Olatunji Alese, Keerthi Gogineni, and collaborators from seven other leading US cancer centers evaluated practices that facilitate clinical trial participation among racial and ethnic minority groups. The study was published March 4 in ASCO's Journal of Oncology Practice.
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Oncologists on biosimilars: an interview with Pentz and Harvey
Last year, Drs. Rebecca Pentz, R. Donald Harvey, and colleagues surveyed a group of 77 clinicians to get a better sense of their knowledge of biosimilars and the information they need before prescribing them. Pentz and Harvey discuss their findings in a recent interview with MedPage Today.
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Video: sharing cancer journey on social media can be tricky
Fox 5 spoke with Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD and Winship patient Rebekah Howerton about the ups and downs of going public with a cancer story, particularly on social media.
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Video: El-Rayes discusses pancreatic cancer treatment
WSB-TV spoke with Bassel El-Rayes, MD about treatment options for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. The topic has been in the news following Jeopardy host Alex Trebek's recent diagnosis.
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Citizen Science HD launches Pollen Nation app
Led by Drs. Adam Marcus and Theresa Gillespie, the Citizen Science HD program at Winship is bringing science into the palm of your hand with Pollen Nation. The app, developed by Heath Hopkins in the Winship Research Informatics Shared Resource, is the first to crowdsource pollen counts in Georgia using a cell phone.
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Dresser named physics operations manager
Sean Dresser, MS, DABMP has been named physics operations manager of the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology photon sites, a role that includes overseeing day-to-day operations of staff medical physicists at all photon locations. Dresser has been serving as interim lead physicist at the Emory University Hospital campus for the past year.
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Winship to host Neuro-Tumor Club Meeting
Winship will host the Society for Neuro-Oncology's 24th Neuro-Tumor Club Dinner Meeting on April 1 from 5pm to 9:30pm at the Emory University School of Medicine. Faculty organizers are Drs. Hyunsuk Shim, Erwin Van Meir, Hui-Kuo Shu, Dolores Hambardzumyan, Renee Read, and Walter J. Curran, Jr.
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Women in Winship to host networking event
The Women in Winship group will host a pre-AACR networking event on March 28 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Double Zero restaurant in Emory Village. There will be discussion of a Harvard Business Review article and topics such as the effect of professional conferences on leadership opportunities and work-life balance.
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Winship holds Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium
The Winship Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium was held March 9 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Leading up to the symposium, course directors Drs. Walid Shaib and Erin Grady discussed treatment options during a Facebook Live chat.
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Integrative oncology specialists gather for symposium
Sponsored by the Weil Foundation, Emory University, and Morehouse School of Medicine, the Integrative Oncology Symposium was held March 8 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Pictured: symposium organizers Drs. Omer Kucuk and Shahla Bari.
Winship celebrates social workers
Social services team members provide support and counseling services to patients and caregivers at all Winship locations. Winship celebrates their important work during March, which is National Social Services Month.
Winship celebrates dietitians
Nutrition plays an important role in patient care both during and after treatment. Winship honors the important work of our oncology dietitians during Registered Dietitian Day on March 13.


March 12 - Emory Integrated Core Facilities event
Emory Core Day

March 12 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Haydn T. Kissick, PhD - "The Immune Niche in Human Tumors"

March 13 - No Grand Rounds
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March 14 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Thomas G. Gleason, MD - "Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathy: Insights From the Clinic to the Laboratory and Back"

March 15 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Gregory B. Lesinski, PhD, MPH - "Interleukin-6 and Friends: Bad Actors in Pancreatic Cancer"

March 15 - Elkin Lecture
Shan Zha, MD, PhD - "DNA Damage Response - Inhibition is Not Equal to Deletion"

March 15 & 16 - Symposium
11th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium

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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