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August 10, 2020

FDA approves Winship-tested multiple myeloma therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of belantamab mafodotin-blmf for adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least four prior therapies. Drs. Sagar Lonial and Ajay Nooka were key investigators on the multicenter DREAMM-2 trial that evaluated the drug.
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Oyesiku honored with inaugural endowed chair
Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS has been awarded the inaugural Daniel Louis Barrow Endowed Chair. Oyesiku is a professor, vice chair and director of the residency program in the Department of Neurosurgery and specializes in the surgical treatment and molecular biology of pituitary tumors.
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Sebelik receives award for humanitarian service
Merry Sebelik, MD has received the 2020 Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Service from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Sebelik is a faculty mentor with Emory's Global Health Resident Scholar Program and has partnered on otolaryngology training in Ethiopia.
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Winship Lung Cancer SPORE announces pilot grant recipients
Drs. Mala Shanmugam, Shi-Yong Sun, Janna Mouw, and Andrey Ivanov have been named this year's recipients of pilot grants funded by the Winship Lung Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE).
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Winship radiation oncology awarded patient experience honors
The Emory Department of Radiation Oncology accepted five awards for high performance on patient satisfaction surveys from Emory Healthcare's Physician Group Practice.
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Team captains, participants, and corporate sponsors are invited to a Virtual Winship 5K Kickoff event on Aug. 21 from 11 to 11:45am.
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Frye to keynote DDT Program's virtual retreat
The Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program will hold a virtual retreat, "Taking Stock and Recharging: Winship DDT in 2020” from 10am to 4pm on Aug. 14. The retreat will feature a keynote address from Stephen Frye, PhD along with more two dozen presenters from Winship.
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Lonial to speak at multiple myeloma webcast
Sagar Lonial, MD will be part of a panel of experts at the American Journal of Managed Care® "Changing Patterns of Care in Multiple Myeloma" live webcast on Aug. 13 at 6pm. Topics include the impact of COVID-19 on treatment patterns and dispensing.
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Shared Resource Spotlight: Genomics

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Emory Integrated Genomics Core offers a CLIA environment with state-of-the-art platforms for Illumina next-gen sequencing, high-density microarrays, targeted enrichment, SNP genotyping, and custom cloning.
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Haas-Kogan to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds continues via Zoom webinar on Aug. 12 with Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, who will present, "Why is Impactful Science So Hard to Translate?" Attendees can participate via Zoom webinar and sign a virtual attendance list to receive continuing medical education (CME) credit.
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Guest lecturer Zinkel to share research on clonal hematopoiesis
The Emory Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology will host a Zoom seminar on Aug. 13 with Vanderbilt's Sandra Zinkel, MD, PhD who will present, "Necroptosis and inflammatory microenvironment impact on red cell development and anemia in clonal hematopoiesis: phenomics, human genetics and mice."
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Winship at Buford infusion center marks two-year anniversary

Two years after Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) opened the Emory at Buford Ambulatory Infusion Center, the facility has provided infusion services for over 1,100 patients. Located in the Northeast Metro Atlanta area, the infusion center gives the region and neighboring communities access to a crucial service.
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August 11 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference) (via Zoom)
Trent Spencer, PhD - "Engineered Gamma Delta or Alpha Beta T cells as Immunotherapy Cell Sources"

August 12 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD - "Why is Impactful Science So Hard to Translate?"

August 13 - Cancer Immunology (CI) Program Meeting (via Zoom)
Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MBBS - "Probing Origins of Cancer with Host Response: Implications for Prevention"

August 13 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Guest Lecture (via Zoom)
Sandra Zinkel, MD, PhD - "Necroptosis and inflammatory microenvironment impact on red cell development and anemia in clonal hematopoiesis: phenomics, human genetics and mice"

August 13 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Byron R. Williams, III, MD - "Modern Perioperative Cardiac Evaluation and Management"

August 14 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Retreat (via Zoom)
"Taking Stock and Recharging: Winship DDT Program in 2020”

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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