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October 28, 2019

Smoldering myeloma study data support change in clinical practice

A clinical trial led by Winship Cancer Institute through the ECOG/ACRIN group shows that lenalidomide significantly reduces the risk of smoldering multiple myeloma from progressing to multiple myeloma among patients at moderate or high risk. The study, published Oct. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, provides support for treating the premalignant condition. Pictured: lead author Sagar Lonial, MD (right) and co-author Jonathan Kaufman, MD.
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DNA nanotechnology brings podosomes into focus
Winship researchers used DNA nanotechnology to investigate mechanisms of force balance in podosomes, cellular structures that coordinate a variety of disease-relevant processes. Khalid Salaita, PhD and Roxanne Glazier are senior and lead author of the study published Oct. 18 in Nature Communications.
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Winship research featured at HIV/AIDS malignancies conference
Drs. Theresa Gillespie, Jessica Wells, and Joseph Lipscomb presented research at the 17th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS, held at the National Institutes of Health's Bethesda campus Oct. 21-22. The two abstracts included the study, "Perceptions of and Practices for Cancer Screening and Preventive Behaviors."
Researchers examine rise in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers
Amy Chen, MD, MPH discusses social determinants of health outcomes in people with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers, including socioeconomic status, in an interview with the ASCO Post published Oct. 10.
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Commentary: the future of the radiation abscopal response
Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD discusses how radiation can be used to enhance antitumor immunity, and what is needed to propel the science forward, in a commentary for the ASCO Post published Oct. 18.
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Winship seminar to explore 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 in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium. Lunch will be provided.
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Register: Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
The Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis conference, led by course director Christine Kempton, MD, MSc, will be held Nov. 9 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building.
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Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium to feature Winship experts
The 13th annual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium, co-chaired by Suresh Ramalingam, MD and Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, will take place Nov. 2 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. The multidisciplinary program of international experts includes six Winship specialists.
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Register: State of the Science Summit in Hematology
OncLive's State of the Science Summit on Hematology, chaired by Sagar Lonial, MD, will be held Nov. 4 at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel. Lonial and fellow Winship experts will discuss the latest clinical research and strategies for treating hematologic malignancies.
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Radiation oncology welcomes clinical administrator
The Emory Department of Radiation Oncology welcomed Aaron Brammer, the new clinical administrator for radiation oncology, on Oct. 21. Brammer joins Emory from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.
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Imaging Core to host µConference
The Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) Core will host a half-day µ (micro) Conference on Nov. 19 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Learn techniques and technologies to enhance your research, enjoy round table chats over lunch, and meet new ICI team member Gaurav Joshi PhD.
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Call for proposals: University Research Committee
Eligible Emory faculty members are invited to apply for the annual University Research Committee Awards due Jan. 7. Funding amounts are limited to a maximum of $30,000 or $40,000 for interdisciplinary applications with two principal investigators.
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Call for proposals: HERCULES Exposome Research Center
Through a partnership with Winship, the HERCULES 2020 Pilot Project Program in Environmental Health Sciences includes awards for projects that focus on the role of the environment in cancer biology, cancer prevention, and cancer outcomes. Letters of intent are due Dec. 2.
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Meet some of the newest faces at Winship: Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship Program fellows Radha Samtani, RN, MSN, AGPCNP and Kristen Marlatt, ENP-BC, FNP-BC; and physician assistants Melody Rice, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN (BMT/hematology) and Michelle Busby, PA-C (medical oncology).



Oct. 28 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Mwangala Akamandisa - "PPM1D mutations promote tumorigenesis of pediatric brain tumors" and Rae Hunter - "Non-lymphoid mechanisms of immune surveillance of leukemia"

Oct. 28 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD (Project 3 Co-Leader)

Oct. 29 - GMB Joint Seminar with Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program
Catherine Freudenreich, PhD - "How RNA polymerase passage can lead to CAG repeat instability"

Oct. 29 - Immunology & Molecular Pathogenesis Seminar
Glen N. Barber, PhD - "The STING-Dependent Innate Immune Signaling Pathway: Infectious Disease, Inflammation and Cancer"

Oct. 30 - Grand Rounds
Eduardo Sotomayor, MD - "Role of Lymphoma Microenvironment in Influencing Response/Resistance to Novel Targeted and Immunotherapeutic Approaches"

Oct. 30 - 8th Annual Marcus Visiting Professor Lecture
G.P. "Bud" Peterson, PhD - "Accelerating Innovation Through Next-Generation Partnerships"

Oct. 30 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Kimberley Lee, MD - "Closing gaps in cancer outcomes for vulnerable populations"

Oct. 30 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
John Eley, PhD - "Ultra-high-dose-rate FLASH Proton Therapy"

Oct. 30 - Open House
Pediatrics/Winship Flow Cytometry Core Open House

Oct. 30 - Online Information Session
Rollins Executive MPH Online Information Session - Applied Public Health Informatics

Oct. 31 - Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group and Women in Winship Seminar
Carolyn Meltzer, MD - "Optimizing Equity and Inclusion in Leadership"

Nov. 1 - Elkin Lecture
Benjamin Movsas, MD - "Patient Related Outcomes (PROs) in Lung Cancer"

Nov. 3 - Fundraiser/Benefit
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