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September 9, 2019

Winship receives competitive NCI grant to propel work in cancer cellular therapy

Winship is among a handful of cancer centers in the U.S. to receive a prestigious grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will help move new cancer cell therapies from the laboratory into clinical trials for cancer patients. The award will provide an additional $500,000 to supplement Winship's grant supporting its status as the state's only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.
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ASTRO meeting to highlight Winship research
Over two dozen Winship researchers and clinicians will present at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The meeting takes place Sept. 15-18 in Chicago and brings together radiation oncology experts from around the world.
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Patients with cancer pain face barriers to medical marijuana
Vinita Singh, MD, Theresa Gillespie, PhD, MA, BSN, and colleagues surveyed patients who were registered for medical marijuana and reported concerns over access to cannabis in states with restrictive laws. The study was published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
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Sites of metastases relevant to outcomes in phase I immunotherapy trials
Winship investigators, led by Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD, examined the association of sites of metastases and outcomes in patients treated for advanced cancers. The results of the study in 90 patients, and implications for prognostic models and drug development, were published Aug. 29 in BMC Cancer.
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Data supports early intervention for smoldering multiple myeloma
In an interview with the ASCO Post published Sept. 3, Winship Chief Medical Officer Sagar Lonial, MD talks about promising treatments to delay the progression of multiple myeloma from its precancerous smoldering stage and the significance of early intervention for patients meeting new criteria for high risk.
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Georgia Blood Cancer Conference features Winship specialists
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted the Georgia Blood Cancer Conference, a free community education event, on Sept. 7 at Atlanta's Renaissance Waverly Hotel. Speakers included Winship specialists Drs. Jonathon Cohen (pictured), Martha Arellano, Ali Zarrabi, and William Blum.
Winship and Komen collaborate on breast cancer community event
The Emory Glenn Family Breast Center and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta hosted "Engage, Educate. Empower," a free educational conference about breast cancer, on Sept. 7 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Pictured: Drs. Maria Piraner, Daku Siewe, and Lea Gilliland.

A video message from the Winship 5K Grand Marshal

Nicki Collen, head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream and this year's Winship 5K Grand Marshal, is fired up and ready for the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 5.
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Winship to hold GI Cancer Symposium
The 9th annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, featuring an expert review of treatment approaches and case-based discussions, is Sept. 14 at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building.
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Save the Date: Winship Scientific Symposium
The Winship Scientific Symposium will take place Feb. 20, 2020 at the Emory Student Center. The annual event brings together members of the cancer research community to share science and foster collaboration.
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New fellowship program focuses on compassion centered spiritual health

Last week, Emory Healthcare Spiritual Health welcomed six Compassion Centered Spiritual Health fellows, three of whom are supported by Winship where they will offer care to patients, families, and staff over a two-year period. Pictured: fellows Raymond Walker, III, MDiv, Moira Bucciarelli, MDiv, and Megan Joiner, MDiv, with Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv, manager of spiritual health support and community care at Winship.
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Sept. 9 - HERCULES Seminar
Chas Easley, PhD - "New Avenues for Examining Intergenerational Impacts of Environmental Exposures"

Sept. 9 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Curtis Henry, PhD - "Obesity Promotes Chemoresistance in B-leukemia Cells Which Can be Overcome by Galectin-9 Inhibition"

Sept. 11 - Grand Rounds
Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD - "Molecular Landscape of Colon Cancer"

Sept. 12 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Michael Lowe, MD - "Updates in the Management of Melanoma: Has the Surgeon Become Obsolete?"

Sept. 12 - Friends of Winship Event
Learn and Live: Proton Therapy with Sagar Patel, MD and Mark McDonald, MD

Sept. 13 - No Elkin Lecture
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Sept. 14 - Symposium
9th Annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer 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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