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September 30, 2019

The Winship 5K is just 5 days away!

Come join the fun this Saturday, Oct. 5 on the Emory quadrangle and help raise critical funds for cancer research at Winship. Nicki Collen, head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, will serve as Grand Marshal for the event, now in its 9th year. Whether you participate as a runner, walker, volunteer, or virtual warrior, your support matters and will make a difference! Online registration closes Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6am.
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Emory Prevention Research Center awarded new CDC grant
The Emory Prevention Research Center, led by principal investigator Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH, has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pictured: Kegler (second from left) with investigators Drs. Cam Escoffery, Kathleen Adams, and Sarah Blake.
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Peach Bowl donates $20 million to Children's Aflac Cancer Center
Peach Bowl, Inc. recently announced it will donate $20 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The gift, inspired by six-year-old Anna Charles Hollis, will help fund clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments to fight childhood cancers.
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Winship research featured at ESMO
Research by Winship physicians Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Mylin Torres and Jonathon Cohen is being presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, in Barcelona. As senior author on two major studies, Ramalingam's work was highlighted during the Presidential Symposium. Photo Credit: ESMO.
Ramalingam study featured in NEJM
Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam is senior author on the study, "Nivolumab plus Ipilimumab in First-Line Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer," published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress on Sept. 28.
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Winship celebrates new head and neck cancer clinic

Winship leadership, faculty, and staff gathered on Sept. 25 for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new head and neck cancer clinic at Emory University Hospital Midtown. The innovative clinic puts the patient at the center of a new model for multidisciplinary patient care. Pictured (from left): Sondra Stinson Robinson, Nabil Saba, Karoline Fendley, Walter J. Curran, Jr., Martha Ryan, Dan Owens, Mark El-Deiry, Bill Latham, Melissa Childress, Amy Sherrod, and Sheryl Bluestein.
Harvey attends ASCO Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD (top right) and colleagues participated in the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Advocacy Summit, Sept. 25-26, in Washington, D.C. The delegation met with members of Congress and staff to discuss improved access to high-quality, high-value care for people with cancer.
Winship teams help launch oncology CPOE
Emory Healthcare went live with oncology computerized provider order entry (CPOE) on Sept. 25, an initiative to improve care for patients with cancer. Rebecca Klisovic, MD (right) and colleagues provided key oversight and support for the transition away from paper processes. More information is on the Winship intranet.
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A conversation with Jeff Bradley, MD
Jeff Bradley, MD, who recently joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as executive vice chair, talks about why he chose to come to Winship and the unique perspective he brings to his new role.
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Torres presents at ARCON meeting in Nigeria
Mylin Torres, MD presented at the 3rd Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Association of Radiation and Clinical Oncologists of Nigeria (ARCON), which took place Sept. 26-27 in Abuja.

Winship in-patient units hold .5K

Patients, staff, and volunteers participated in the annual Winship .5K on Sept. 24 in the Emory University Hospital Tower. The event brings the Winship Win the Fight 5K experience to those in Winship's in-patient units, many of whom will be receiving or providing cancer treatment on race day.
Save the Date: Winship Gala set for Apr. 25
Winship will host its sixth black tie Gala on Apr. 25, 2020 at the St. Regis Atlanta. The event celebrates and supports critical research to benefit patients and survivors treated at Winship. Tickets will go on sale in February, with patron-level sponsorship opportunities available next month.
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Breastival offers free screenings and community education
The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship will host Breastival on Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am to 2pm at Emory University Hospital Midtown. The free event includes breast cancer screenings, giveaways, and educational activities.
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Calling all volunteers!

The Winship Win the Fight 5K is looking for volunteers to help with pre-event functions on Friday, Oct. 4 and race-day activities on Saturday, Oct. 5. Contact DaVida Lee-Williams or visit the volunteer page on the Winship 5K website for more information.
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Sept. 30 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Brian Pedro - "Defining the clinical and biological relevance of leader and follower cell mutations in collective cancer invasion" and Emily Summerbell - "Epigenetic heterogeneity within the collective invasion pack promotes MYO10-dependent fibronectin micropatterning by leader cells"

Oct. 1 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Jennifer Spangle, PhD - "Novel Mechanisms of PI3K Signaling in Cancer"

Oct. 2 - Grand Rounds
Kelly Hunt, MD - "Predictive Biomarkers in Breast Cancer"

Oct. 3 - Biochemistry Seminar
Gerald Hart, PhD - "Nutrient Regulation of Signaling and Transcription: Roles in Chronic Diseases of Aging"

Oct. 3 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Amy Heimberger, MD - "Why is Immunotherapy Failing in Glioblastoma and Where Do We Go from Here"

Oct. 4 - No Elkin Lecture
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Oct. 5 - Run/Walk
Winship Win the Fight 5K

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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