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January 6, 2020

Winship radiation oncologists to present at NRG Oncology Meeting

Winship radiation oncology specialists will present at the NRG Oncology semi-annual meeting Jan. 9-11 in Houston. Lung cancer will be a focus during the meeting, which brings together investigators from multiple institutions to explore recent advances in clinical and basic cancer research.
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Lam honored with W. Paul Bowers Research Chair
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD was named the inaugural W. Paul Bowers Research Chair by the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at a ceremony in December 2019. Pictured: Lam (seated left) and Bowers (seated right) with members of Lam's laboratory from Emory and Georgia Tech.
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Saba and El-Rayes dedicate book to late colleague
Drs. Nabil Saba and Bassel El-Rayes have published a second edition of Esophageal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy. The book is dedicated "In memory of Dr. Hanna Jean Khoury" and "To patients affected by esophageal cancer and their loved ones."
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Barwick receives MMRF Research Fellowship Award
Winship postdoctoral fellow Benjamin Barwick, PhD is the recipient of a 2019 Research Fellowship Award from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The one-year award will support epigenetic analysis of multiple myeloma samples from the CoMMpass trial to further the understanding of multiple myeloma biology and the development of innovative therapies.
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Jansen receives F30 award
Carey Jansen, an MD/PhD student in the lab of Haydn Kissick, PhD, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F30) from the National Cancer Institute for her project, "Examining the mechanisms of immune cell infiltration and organization in a murine model of renal cancer and in primary human renal tumors." The award supports promising dual-degree doctoral candidates during their research and training.
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Finn to keynote Cancer Immunology Retreat this Friday
Winship's Cancer Immunology Retreat will take place in Emory's Health Science Research Building on Jan. 10. The half-day event will feature scientific talks, including a keynote by Olivera Finn, PhD of the University of Pittsburgh, a poster session, and a networking reception.
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VIP-signaling inhibition shows promise for pancreatic cancer
Sruthi Ravindranathan, PhD, a Winship postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, commented for Cancer Therapy Advisor on their work with vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-signaling inhibition in mouse models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Winship Research Informatics

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Winship Research Informatics Shared Resource provides comprehensive and cutting-edge informatics support including cohort discovery, data analytics and management, web and mobile app development, clinical annotation for disease specific projects, and access to large national datasets such as SEER Medicare and the National Cancer Database.
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Registration opens for Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
The 12th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium will be held March 20-21 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The program, designed around the theme "Leadership and Resilience in Oncologic Nursing," includes a keynote talk from Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN, VP of practice and innovation at Emory Healthcare.
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Final call for abstracts: DDT $hark Tank
Sponsored by Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program, the 2nd Annual DDT $hark Tank Competition on Jan. 17. Abstracts are due Jan. 7 for proposals that prioritize compounds and biologicals to accelerate anticancer drug discovery moving toward clinical translation. Three winners will receive $5,000 for the use of Winship shared resources.
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Jan. 7 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Research Program Meeting
Sooryanarayana Varambally, PhD - "An Integrative Analysis Using 'UALCAN' Cancer Data-Portal to Identify Oncogene and Tumor Suppressor Networks in Cancer"

Jan. 8 - No Grand Rounds
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Jan. 9 - No Surgical Grand Rounds (EUH Perioperative Services Performance Day)
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Jan. 10 - Retreat
Winship Cancer Immunology Retreat

Jan. 10 - No Elkin Lecture
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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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