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April 19, 2021

New linear accelerator offers patients high-tech treatment at Emory Decatur Hospital

Emory Decatur Hospital now offers a new, non-surgical and targeted radiation treatment for patients with certain types of cancer. Because the radiation is delivered with a high level of accuracy, the risks of side effects are greatly minimized. Pictured: Drs. Heather Gatcombe, Tonya Echols Cole, and Ashish Patel.
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Chemists develop tools that may help improve cancer diagnostics, therapeutics
Investigators from Emory and Auburn University developed a method to detect changes in proteins that may signal the early stages of cancer and other diseases. Ogonna Nwajiobi (pictured) and Monika Raj, PhD are first and senior authors of the study published in Angewandte Chemie.
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“Fashion A Cure” raises $100,000 for Winship breast cancer research
More than $100,000 was raised for cancer research at the reimagined Friends of Winship Fashion a Cure campaign celebration, held virtually on April 13. The campaign provided funds to advance research at the Glenn Family Breast Center. Fashion designer and survivor Tracy Nicole was the guest speaker.
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Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. The following physicians have enrolled the most patients onto NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) studies at each Winship study site during the last six months (pictured clockwise from top left): Drs. Nabil Saba (Midtown); Kristie Blum and Christina Wu (Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital); Jay Shelton (Grady); Satyanarayan Reddy and Wayne Harris (VA); Jonathon Cohen and Mehmet Bilen (Clifton).
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Barwick and Zhang join Emory faculty
Drs. Benjamin Barwick and Baotong Zhang, who recently completed postdoctoral fellowships at Winship, have joined the Emory faculty as instructors in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
About the Department
Adams named clinic operations manager for proton center
Nikki Adams has been named the clinic operations manager for the Emory Proton Therapy Center. In her new role, Adams will oversee key aspects of patient access and coordinated care.
About the Proton Center
Video: Fertility preservation for cancer survivors
Winship hosted "Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors," an educational webinar for physicians and other health care professionals, on April 14. Drs. Akanksha Mehta and Austin Schirmer discussed how cancer treatment may impact a patient's future fertility and shared evidence-based approaches for fertility preservation and treatment.
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Pre-application webinar: P50 for cancer-related telehealth research
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will host a webinar on April 29 at 1pm about a recently published funding opportunity, "Centers on Telehealth Research for Cancer-Related Care." NCI program staff will explain the goals, objectives, and requirements of the P50 and answer questions from attendees.
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What's new in the Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource

The Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) Shared Resource, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, has launched a new interactive monthly series for researchers interested in Nikon microscopes. Sign up for the first Nikon Elements session on April 22 to find out about the latest features, chat with ICI and Nikon support, and learn how to optimize your experiments.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 64 published over the past week:

Majumder P, Lee JT, Barwick BG, Patterson DG, Bally APR, Scharer CD, Boss JM. The Murine MHC Class II Super Enhancer IA/IE-SE Contains a Functionally Redundant CTCF-Binding Component and a Novel Element Critical for Maximal Expression. Journal of Immunology (Baltimore, Md: 1950). 2021; PubMed PMID: 33863790.
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Gooptu M, Romee R, St Martin A, Arora M, Al Malki MM, Antin JH, Bredeson CN, Brunstein CG, Chhabra S, Fuchs EJ, Ghosh N, Grunwald MR, Kanakry CG, Kekre N, McGuirk JP, McNiece I, Mehta RS, Mielcarek M, Milano F, Modi D, Reshef R, Solomon SR, Schroeder MA, Waller EK, Inamoto Y, Soiffer RJ, Eapen M. HLA Haploidentical versus Matched Unrelated Donor Transplants with Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide based prophylaxis. Blood. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33851205.
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Bray DP, Quillin JW, Press RH, Yang Y, Chen Z, Eaton BR, Olson JJ. Adjuvant Radiotherapy Versus Watchful Waiting for World Health Organization Grade II Atypical Meningioma: A Single-Institution Experience. Neurosurgery. 2021; 88(5):E435-E442. PubMed PMID: 33582821.
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Li Z, Gao Y, Byrd DA, Gibbs DC, Prizment AE, Lazovich D, Bostick RM. Novel Dietary and Lifestyle Inflammation Scores Directly Associated with All-Cause, All-Cancer, and All-Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risks Among Women. The Journal of Nutrition. 2021; 151(4):930-939. PubMed PMID: 33693725; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8030700.
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April 19 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Iris Mao, Colin Swen, Isabelle Young

April 20 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting (virtual)
Abeed Sarker, PhD, MSPH - "Mining social media for cancer research -- opportunities and challenges"

April 20 - American Cancer Society Research Symposia (virtual)
"Not Cadherin to the Rules: New implications of EMT for development, metastasis, and cancer therapy"

April 21 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Ashish Khanna, MD - "Managing the Sequelae of Cancer and Cancer Treatments: An Evidence-based Review of Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine in Restoring Function and Quality of Life"

April 21 - TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Webinar (virtual)
"Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship" moderated by Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA

April 23 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH - "Surgical Coaching for Performance Improvement"

April 24 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Sruthi Ravindranathan, PhD - "Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptor Signaling: A Novel Immune Checkpoint in GI Cancers"

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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U.S. Department of Defense: Pancreatic Cancer Research Program
FY21 Pre-Announcement Released

NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Grants
Due: June 8 & November 17, 2021

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