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January 13, 2020
 
 
 

Myeloma team receives prestigious LLS center award

Led by principal investigator Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS, director of the Winship Center for Cancer Immunology, and project leaders Sagar Lonial, MD, Larry Boise, PhD, and Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS, the Winship multiple myeloma team has been awarded a five-year, $5 million Specialized Center for Research (SCOR) grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This team science award, a collaboration with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, focuses on translational research to improve adoptive cell therapy of myeloma and bring the next generation of promising therapies to the clinic.
 
 
 
     
 
 
New directors lead Summer Scholars in 2020
The Winship Summer Scholars Program, a six-week cancer research immersion program for high school students, welcomes new directors Drs. Cynthia Giver and Nisha Joseph as it heads into its 19th year. Students 17-18 years old may apply for the summer 2020 cohort through Feb. 3.
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Winship specialists attend NRG Oncology meeting
Winship radiation oncology specialists (pictured) discussed research with some 2,000 peers from across the globe at NRG Oncology's semi-annual meeting, Jan. 9-11 in Houston. NRG Oncology is the largest of the four clinical trials network groups supported by the National Cancer Institute.
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Cancer Immunology Research Program holds retreat

More than 100 attendees from 14 departments participated in the Winship Cancer Immunology Research Program retreat on Jan. 10 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Highlights included a keynote talk from Olivera Finn, PhD; research talks from faculty members, including oral abstracts from Drs. John Blazeck and Cynthia Giver; and a scientific poster session. Poster awards in the student category went to Dillon Patterson (1st prize) and Lacey Perdue (2nd prize) and to Brian Olson, PhD (1st prize) and Jian-Ming Li, PhD, MPH (2nd prize) in the non-student category.
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Experts respond to new cancer mortality data
Reporting on the American Cancer Society’s announcement of the biggest one-year drop in cancer mortality, Suresh Ramalingam, MD discussed with the AJC how advances in lung cancer treatment have vastly improved outcomes and quality of life for many patients.
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Rimsza to deliver annual Puri Lecture
The 5th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture will be held Feb. 7 at noon in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium. Speaker Lisa Rimsza, MD from Mayo Clinic Arizona will discuss biologically-defined diagnostics and prognostics in mantle cell lymphoma. Pictured: Puri (left) and Rimsza.
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Blog: How to talk to children about cancer
For patients who are parents, figuring out how to share their cancer diagnosis with their children can be a challenge. In a new WebMD blog, Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD explains age-specific approaches for talking to children and helping them cope when a loved one has cancer.
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Imaging competition highlights art in science
Public voting is now open for the Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource’s Art in Science competition, featuring images from Emory graduate students. The deadline to vote is Jan. 17. (Image of tubulin and DNA in cancer cells by 2019 competition winner Emily Summerbell.)
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Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. Winship recognizes the following physicians at each Winship study site who have enrolled the most patients onto interventional cancer clinical trials during the last six months (pictured clockwise from top left): Drs. Craig Hofmeister (Clifton); Nabil Saba (Midtown); Christina Wu and Bruce Hershatter (Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital); Sheela Hanasoge (Grady); Satyanarayan Reddy and Wayne Harris (Atlanta VAMC).
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Registration opens for Winship Melanoma Conference
Registration is open for the Winship Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Conference on March 7 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Presenters will provide updates on practice-changing data impacting outcomes for patients with melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies.
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Friends of Winship event to focus on head and neck cancer
Drs. Nabil Saba and Steven Roser will share the latest advances in the research and treatment of head and neck cancers at the Learn and Live luncheon, a free community education event hosted by Friends of Winship on Feb. 18 at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation (IDDI) Shared Resource provides support for behavioral science research including study design, data collection instrumentation, community-engaged research conduct, qualitative data analysis, and grant proposal or study protocol development.
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Jan. 13 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaker Seminar
Gregor Manukian, MD, PhD - "Using Diet to Alter the Immunogenic Potential of Radiation Therapy"
 
 
 

Jan. 13 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Roy Sutliff, PhD - "Animal Welfare"
 
 
 

Jan. 15 - Grand Rounds
William Tap, MD - "Sarcoma: Harnessing the Complexities of Cancer and Its Care"
 
 
 

Jan. 16 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Andrew Morris, MD - "Social Media in Surgical Education: More Than Just YouTube Videos"
 
 
 

Jan. 17 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Research Program Event
2nd Annual DDT $hark Tank Competition
 
 
 

Jan. 17 - Elkin Lecture
Elkin Lecture - Alissa Weaver, MD, PhD - "Role of Exosomes in Cell Migration and Cancer Metastasis"
 
 
 

 
 
 
     
 
 
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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