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May 26, 2020

Winship investigators to share research at ASCO virtual meeting

More than 50 Winship investigators will be part of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which will take place online, May 29-31, and will include on-demand and scheduled scientific content. Drs. Sagar Lonial and Suresh Ramalingam will give an overview of Winship research featured at ASCO during a live webinar on May 29.
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Higgins to co-chair World Conference on Lung Cancer
Kristin Higgins, MD will co-chair the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer, scheduled to take place Sept. 11-14, 2021, in Denver. The conference is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.
Harris named to NAVIGATE steering committee
Wayne Harris, MD has been selected to represent principal investigators on the Steering Committee for the NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE). The NAVIGATE program is designed to give veterans easier access to National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials.
Langston comments on COVID-19's impact in Georgia
Amy Langston, MD discusses caring for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic in an article published on May 22 in The Cancer Letter. The story examines how the virus has uniquely impacted communities in Georgia.
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Shared decision-making in phase I clinical trials
Winship investigators, including senior author Rebecca Pentz, PhD, conducted patient and provider interviews to determine if and how providers make recommendations in the setting of phase I cancer clinical trials. Their findings were published May 19 in JCO Oncology Practice.
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Janopaul-Naylor selected for ASTRO abstract award
James Janopaul-Naylor, MD has been selected for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award in the Physics category for his abstract, "Synthetic CT-aided Online CBCT Multi-Organ Segmentation for CBCT-guided Adaptive Radiotherapy of Pancreatic Cancer."
Call for proposals: AACR-MPM cancer research grants
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants represent a joint effort to stimulate high-risk, high-reward research from early- to mid-career investigators. Letters of intent for the grants, which provide $400,000 over two years, are due June 17.
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Winship nurses honored by young supporter
Connie Masters, RN, MSN spoke with WSB-TV about the 100 handmade bracelets that 10-year-old Brigid Quinn gave to Winship for Nurses’ Week. The "People 2 People" segment aired on May 17.
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Facebook Live: Brain and Spine Tumors
Jim Zhong, MD discussed the treatment of brain and spinal tumors with proton therapy during a Winship Facebook Live on March 18. Pictured: Zhong (right) with moderator Christopher Richardson.
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Winship celebrates International Clinical Trials Day

On International Clinical Trials Day, Winship honored clinical research professionals and their contributions to patients, to medical advancement, and to improved health outcomes at Winship. International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated annually on May 20, which marks the day in 1747 when James Lind started the scurvy clinical trial that would lay the foundation for modern clinical research.
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May 27 - No Grand Rounds
Learn more about Winship virtual Grands Rounds starting June 10

May 27 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD - "Modulation of ribonucleotide reductase for cancer therapy"

May 29 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Jeff Bradley, MD, FACR, FASTRO - "Designing Clinical Trials for Flash Radiotherapy; What Should We Propose?"

May 29 - Webinar
Sagar Lonial, MD and Suresh Ramalingam, MD - "Winship ASCO 2020 Research Updates"

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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