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November 25, 2019

Ramalingam leads NEJM-published study of frontline osimertinib

Lead author Suresh Ramalingam, MD and FLAURA trial colleagues showed that osimertinib was associated with longer progression-free survival than comparator drugs in patients with EGFR mutation-positive non small-cell lung cancer. The results of the Phase III trial, published Nov. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine, support osimertinib as a frontline treatment option.
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Synergy Awards fund Winship research collaborations
The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the 10 proposals selected for Synergy Awards. Five of the funded projects represent collaborative research from the following Winship members: Drs. Jinbing Bai, Jolinta Lin, Deborah Bruner, Pretesh Patel, Wilbur Lam, Amita Manatunga, J. David Prologo, Jessica Wells, Lauren McCullough, Alicia Smith, and Karen Conneely.
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Winship faculty selected for SOM career development course
Drs. Sheela Hanasoge, Nisha Joseph, Lesley Conrad, and Tamara Miller have been selected to participate in Emory School of Medicine’s Junior Faculty Development Course. The five-month program includes skill-building modules on leadership, teaching, management, grant and manuscript writing, conflict resolution, presentation, negotiation, and ethics. The program accepts applications each fall.
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Registration opens for Winship Cancer Immunology Retreat

Olivera Finn, PhD from the University of Pittsburgh will keynote the Winship Cancer Immunology Retreat on Jan. 10. The half-day event will feature scientific talks, poster session, and networking reception.
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Bradley honored at welcome reception
The Department of Radiation Oncology hosted a welcome reception on Nov. 20 in honor of the department's new Executive Vice Chair Jeffrey Bradley, MD. Pictured: Bradley (right) with Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD.
Researchers gather for speed data-ing event
Winship and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center hosted Speed Data-ing, an open research discussion and reception for investigators, on Nov. 19 in Winship's John H. Kauffman Auditorium.
Gao receives GMaP travel award
Xue Gao, PhD (right), a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jing Chen, PhD (left), received a Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) travel award to attend Cell Symposium: Hallmarks of Cancer, held Nov. 17-19 in Seattle. As a GMaP partner, Winship trainees and early-career scientists are eligible for the network's NCI-funded travel awards.
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Can CBD or melatonin help with sleep during cancer treatment?
People going through treatment for cancer face a variety of symptoms, including sleep disturbances. In a new WebMD blog, Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD evaluates the use of CBD (cannabidiol), melatonin, and other interventions for patients who are looking for ways to improve their sleep.
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Last chance to donate to the 2019 Winship 5K

There’s still time to donate to an individual participant or a team and help the 2019 Winship Win the Fight 5K continue to support cancer research at Winship. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 29.
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Breen Foundation raises funds for kidney cancer research
The Breen Foundation hosted its inaugural golf tournament earlier this fall in Chicago, raising over $28,000 for kidney cancer research at Winship in honor of the late Tim Breen, a Winship patient. Pictured: Winship oncologist Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD (center) with Breen's children, Tim Breen, Jr. and Ashley DiGiannantonio.
Sign up for Winship's holiday family adoption program
Winship Social Services and Volunteer Services are coordinating the 2019 Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program for patients who are currently in active treatment and need help with their holiday gift list. If you or your team would like to sign up to shop for a family, please contact Moniqua Miller.
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Vote in ASCO election by Dec. 2
Voting is now open for the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) election. Eligible ASCO members can cast their ballots until Dec. 2 and help elect seven new leaders.
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Call for proposals: Biolocity medical innovations
Emory and Georgia Tech's Biolocity program has released its annual request for proposals to fund university biomedical innovations. Consultations are available through Dec. 20.
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Nov. 25 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jasmine Lee, Rebecca Parker, Kiran Parwani, and Tenzin Passang

Nov. 25 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Professor Seminar
David R. Gius, MD, PhD - "The SIRT3 MnSOD Ac axis directing lineage plasticity in Luminal B Breast Cancers"

Nov. 25 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting
Gabriel Sica, MD, PhD and Haydn Kissick, PhD

Nov. 26 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaking Seminar
Leo Luo, MD - "Identifying genomic predictors of radiation response in locally advanced NSCLC"

Nov. 26 - Pharmacology Seminar
Sherry Niessen, PhD - "Applying Chemical Biology in Drug Discovery"

Nov. 27 - No Grand Rounds

Nov. 28 - No Surgical Grand Rounds

Nov. 29 - No Elkin Lecture

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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