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April 27, 2020

Low dose chest radiation for COVID-19 patients

Winship radiation oncologists and medical intensivists have initiated an innovative trial to treat COVID-19 patients with low dose chest radiation therapy with the goal of reducing the pulmonary inflammation that severely affects these patients and threatens their ability to breathe on their own. Mohammad K. Khan, MD, PhD and Clayton B. Hess, MD, MPH are co-principal investigators on this phase I/II trial that enrolled its first two COVID-19 patients on April 24.
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Prognostic significance of invasive leader cells
Winship researchers, including first author Brian Pedro and senior author Adam Marcus, PhD, found that mutations identified from invasive leader cells correlate with poor survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. The study was published April 21 in the journal Cancer.
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Winship investigators to present at AACR's virtual annual meeting
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will hold the first of its two-part virtual annual meeting April 27-28. Suresh Ramalingam, MD will chair a clinical trials plenary session on April 27 at 2pm that will feature Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD as a discussant.
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Curran to present at IASLC global webinar
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD will present at a global webinar on April 28 at 9am titled, "Impact of COVID-19 on Treatment of Lung Cancer Patients with Local and Locoregional Disease." This CME event is sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
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Gilbert-Ross speaks at national genetics conference
Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD presented an oral abstract, “A Drosophila model of Ras/Lkb1 tumorigenesis uncovers oncogenic KRAS levels as a key determinate of malignant transformation,” at the Allied Genetics Conference 2020 held April 22-25.
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Work and study efficiency in difficult times
Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH offers insight into work and study efficiency during difficult times in a PROspective posted April 19 by the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins.
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Wellness lessons for the COVID-19 era
Inspired by the essay “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” Wendy Baer, MD shares wellness lessons for the COVID-19 crisis in a blog published April 22 in Psychology Today.
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Emory Medicine highlights alumni helping COVID-19 effort
Emory School of Medicine is chronicling the experiences of Emory-trained clinicians and researchers who are working on COVID-19 around the world. Photos or stories will be shared in Emory Medicine magazine and on social media.
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Call for Proposals: Kidney Cancer Association awards
The Kidney Cancer Association is seeking proposals for its Advanced Discovery Awards (due May 20) and Young Investigator Awards (due August 5). Up to $1.3 million in total funding is available for six awards.
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Winship at Midtown construction site pays tribute to health care heroes

Batson Cook, construction partners for the new Winship at Midtown facility, installed a mural at the build site to show their appreciation and encouragement for Emory Healthcare teams.


April 27 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar (virtual only)
Caroline Jansen

April 27 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (via Zoom)
Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD and Xiulei Mo, PhD

April 29 - No Grand Rounds

April 30 - No Surgical Grand Rounds

May 1 - Radiation Oncology Virtual Seminar and Chalk Talk
Peggy Shih-Han Lee, PhD - "Beyond DNA mutations: The roles of mRNA alternative cleavage and polyadenylation in cancer"

May 1 - 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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