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May 18, 2020

FDA approves Winship-tested immunotherapy combination

Based on a trial demonstrating sustained improvement for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of a novel combination of immunotherapy drugs as a first-line treatment option. Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD will present the updated results from the CheckMate 227 trial that led to the FDA decision in an oral session at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), to be held virtually May 29-31.
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Kesarwala receives Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator Award
Aparna Kesarwala, MD, PhD has received an MRA Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance. The award, funded in collaboration with Emory University, will support Kesarwala’s project, "Targeting interactions between melanoma metabolism and radiation therapy."
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Kegler and Bellcross honored for excellence in teaching
Drs. Michelle Kegler and Cecelia Bellcross are among the recipients of Emory’s annual teaching awards. Kegler received a Departmental Distinguished Teaching Award, and Bellcross received the Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award For Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education.
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Impact of COVID-19 on cancer clinical trials
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD and colleagues from the American Society of Clinical Oncology evaluated changes and challenges that oncology clinical researchers are encountering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was published on May 12 in JCO Oncology Practice.
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The state of cannabis research legislation
Winship and Emory investigators Drs. Ali Zarrabi, Jennifer Frediani, and Joshua Levy discuss the challenges associated with conducting high-quality research on cannabis under the current federal guidelines. Their perspective piece was published on May 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Winship radiation oncology experts to host webinar
Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Mohammad Khan, and Mark McDonald will discuss advances in radiation oncology during the COVID-19 era in a webinar on May 21 at 4pm. The live, interactive discussion will include Winship expertise in proton therapy and clinical trials.
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Call for proposals: NCI Metastasis Research Network
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has released a new funding opportunity to support several U54 Specialized Centers that together will form the Metastasis Research Network. Annual budgets may not exceed $1.2 million in direct costs for a project period of five years.
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Grand Rounds to return with web-based lectures
Starting on Wednesday June 10, Winship Grand Rounds will return with live, web-based broadcasts. The June speaker lineup includes Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Jean Koff, and Christine Kempton.
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Facebook Live: Brain and Spine Tumors
Winship will host a Facebook Live for Brain Tumor Awareness Month on March 18 at 4pm. Jim Zhong, MD will discuss the treatment of brain and spinal tumors with proton therapy and answer viewer questions.
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May 20 - Winship Shared Resources Office Hours
Emory Integrated Proteomics Core (EIPC) Office Hours with Pritha Bagchi, PhD

May 20 - No Grand Rounds

May 21 - Webinar
"Advances in Radiation Oncology During the COVID-19 Era" with Drs. Wally Curran, Mark McDonald, and Mohammad Khan

May 21 - No Surgical Grand Rounds

May 22 - 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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