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October 14, 2019

Winship Cancer Network partners with Northeast Georgia Medical Center

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center is now part of the Winship Cancer Network, an affiliation that connects cancer patients in other parts of Georgia to the experts and latest treatment options that Winship can offer, while remaining under the care of their local physicians.
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Winship research featured on journal cover
Researchers led by Adam Marcus, PhD and former faculty member Paula Vertino, PhD analyzed mutations that drive metastatic behavior among groups of lung cancer cells. The findings were published Oct. 9 on the cover of Journal of Cell Science.
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Viewpoint looks at alternative payments in radiation oncology
Drs. David Howard and Mylin Torres offer a template that could serve as the basis for future efforts to revamp Medicare reimbursements for specialty care in a viewpoint published Oct. 9 in JAMA.
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Winship Town Hall set for Dec. 4
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and members of Winship's senior leadership team will hold a Town Hall on Dec. 4 at 4:30pm in the Kauffman Auditorium. A reception celebrating the Winship Lung Cancer SPORE grant will follow.
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Save the date: Winship Cancer Immunology Retreat
Clinicians and scientists from across Atlanta will gather for the third annual Winship Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Retreat on Jan. 10 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building.
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Dynan named editor of NAR Cancer
William Dynan, PhD has been appointed editor-in-chief of NAR Cancer, a new journal launched Oct. 8 that publishes original research and review articles at the intersection of the nucleic acids and cancer fields.
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Meisel shares updates on PEACH BRCA study
Jane Meisel, MD (second from left) spoke to Hadassah Greater Atlanta about JScreen's PEACH BRCA study, a research initiative focused on genetic screening for cancer risk among people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
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Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. The following physicians have enrolled the most patients onto NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) studies at each Winship study site during the last six months (pictured clockwise from top left): Drs. Mehmet Bilen (Clifton Campus); Nabil Saba, Suchita Pakkala, Mark McDonald, Dong Shin, Walid Shaib, and William Stokes (Midtown); Jay Shelton (Grady); Shannon Kahn and Robert Klafter (Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital).
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Multiple myeloma experts share knowledge at patient round table
On Oct. 12, Drs. Craig Hofmeister, Nisha Joseph, and Jonathan Kaufman (pictured) participated in the Myeloma Crowd Round Table, providing patients and caregivers updated information to help make informed treatment decisions. Photo: the Myeloma Crowd.
Winship seminar to focus on equity and inclusion in leadership
Co-sponsored by the Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group and Women in Winship, Carolyn Meltzer, MD will present "Optimizing Equity and Inclusion in Leadership" on Oct. 31 from 12-1pm. Lunch will be provided.
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Winship Shared Resources to hold workshop for trainees
Winship is hosting a Shared Resources Workshop for students, post-docs, and clinical trainees on Nov. 13 from 11am - 1pm. Seating is limited to the first 20 participants. Three slots are also available for students and trainees to present on their research that used a shared resource.
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Genomics Core seminar explores NanoString technology
Learn how NanoString's enzyme-free, multi-analyte quantification platforms can enhance your research at the Emory Integrated Genomics Core seminar on Oct. 15, 10am, in SOM 178P. Cameron Herting will present, "Subtype specific immune profiling in glioblastoma with Nanostring."
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Piraner leads Walk with a Doc event
Maria Piraner, MD led a Walk with a Doc program and discussed breast cancer with members of the community in Johns Creek's Newton Park on Oct. 12. Emory Johns Creek Hospital launched the program with the City of Johns Creek on year ago.
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Winship Breastival set for this weekend
The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship will host Breastival on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Emory University Hospital Midtown. The free event provides breast cancer screenings, giveaways, and educational activities for members of the community.
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Video: Falcons' Matt Bosher shares Crucial Catch game preview

In a video message, Atlanta Falcons' player Matt Bosher encourages fans to come support the Falcons when they take on the Rams in the Crucial Catch game on Oct. 20. The Falcons have teamed up with Winship this October to make a "Crucial Catch" for the prevention and early detection of all types of cancer.
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Oct. 15 - Emory Integrated Genomics Core Seminar
Cameron Herting - "Subtype Specific Immune Profiling in Glioblastoma with NanoString"

Oct. 16 - Grand Rounds
Fuad El Rassi, MD and Morgan McLemore, MD - "Sickle Cell Disease in 2020"

Oct. 17 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Cecilia Ethun, MD - "Searching for Unicorns in a Land Where Biology is King"

Oct. 17 - Symposium
France-Atlanta Biodiversity Symposium

Oct. 17 - Biochemistry Seminar
Adam Barb, PhD - "Primary human natural killer cells retain proinflammatory lgG1 at the cell surface and express CD16a glycoforms with donor-dependent variability"

Oct. 18 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Lily Yang, MD, PhD - "Targeted Cancer Therapy Using Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems"

Oct. 18 - Elkin Lecture
Rakesh Singh, PhD - "Targeting Host-Tumor Interactions as a Novel Strategy for Cancer Therapy"

Oct. 19 - CME Event
Updates in Medicine for the APP

Oct. 19 - Community Education
Breastival Breast Cancer Screening and Educational Event

Oct. 19 - Open House
Emory Proton Therapy Center Urology Open House for Physicians

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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