Email is not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.  
February 22, 2021

Winship urges COVID-19 vaccine prioritization for cancer patients and survivors

On Feb. 17, Winship joined in a letter to the Biden Administration to underscore the importance of prioritizing cancer patients and survivors with access to COVID-19 vaccines. The letter was signed by more than 130 scientific organizations, NCI-designated cancer centers, patient advocacy groups, and colleagues across the country.
Read More
Faculty stories highlighted during Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, Emory University School of Medicine is highlighting the stories of six outstanding faculty members, including Winship members Drs. Kimberly Curseen and Allan Pickens.
Read More
Gullatte interviewed for Oncology Nursing Society
Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, FAAN reflects on her 40-year career in nursing, including being first the African American president of the Oncology Nursing Society, in an interview with ONS Voice published on Feb. 15.
Read More
Modernizing cancer clinical trial eligibility criteria
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, and colleagues from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Friends of Cancer Research, recently published a series of recommendations in Clinical Cancer Research that focus on making cancer clinical trials more accessible to patients. Harvey is first author of the recommendation on washout periods and concomitant medication allowance.
Read More
Downregulation of DR4 linked to response in EGFR-targeted therapy
Winship researchers, including first author Shuo Zhang and senior author Shi-Yong Sun, PhD, found that downregulation of death receptor 4 (DR4) is associated with positive efficacy of EGFR-targeted therapy and predicts improved prognosis in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer. The study was published on Feb. 15 in Theranostics.
Read More
NCI marks 50 years of National Cancer Act
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, legislation that established networks of cancer centers, clinical trials, data collection systems, and advanced research. Throughout the year, NCI will share stories of progress and the people who have made progress possible.
Read More
Esiashvili helps launch WHO childhood cancer initiative
Natia Esiashvili, MD served as a panelist for the World Health Organization (WHO)'s virtual launch of CureAll, an initiative that includes a suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children. The event was held on International Childhood Cancer Day, Feb. 15.
About CureAll

$hark Tank competition fuels new cancer drug discovery

The 3rd annual Winship Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program $hark Tank, held virtually on Feb. 19, showcased innovative concepts for prioritizing compounds and accelerating anticancer drug discovery. Three investigators were selected to each receive $6,500 in seed funding for their proposals: Pratyusha Mandal, PhD (“Curing Chemotherapy Resistance Through Inflammation”), Jie Song, PhD (“A Potent First-In-Class Agent to Treat Cisplatin-Resistant Cancers”), and Egal Gorse, MD ("A Phase II Trial of FLT3 Inhibitor Priming in Patients with IDH2 mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia”).
About the DDT Program
IASLC meeting focuses on targeted therapies in lung cancer
Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Jeff Bradley, Kristin Higgins, Taofeek Owonikoko, Jennifer Carlisle, Conor Steuer were among the presenters at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer virtual meeting, held Feb. 17-20.
About the Meeting
Call for proposals: Lung Cancer SPORE pilot grants
The Winship Lung Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) offers two pilot grants of up to $50,000 each to support projects focused on career enhancement or developmental research in the area of lung cancer. Applications for both grants are due April 9.
Learn More

What's new | IDDI Shared Resource

Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation (IDDI), one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, supports researchers in the planning, conduct, and analysis of behavioral science data. IDDI has 16 iPads, four of which are cellular capable, which can be loaned out for various research purposes. Contact IDDI to learn more about technology and services to support your research.
Learn More


February 22 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Career Enhancement Awardees Drs. Xiulei Mo, Melissa Gilbert-Ross, and Janna Mouw

February 22 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Carey Jansen and Gianna Branella

February 23 - Rollins School of Public Health Webinar (virtual)
Lauren E. McCullough, PhD, MSPH - "Understanding Breast Cancer Disparities: Cells to Society"

February 23 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference) (virtual)
Carlton Dampier, MD - "A PRIMER on PROMIS-Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life in Children" & Muna Qayed, MD, MSCR - "Clinical Application of Biomarkers in Acute GVHD"

February 24 - Critical Updates in Clinical Research (virtual)
Amy Overby, Stephanie deRijke, Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS, Jacquis Presley, Katarzyna Kopcewicz

February 24 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk (virtual)
"Research in Brain Imaging"

February 24 - Turning Point Webinar (virtual)
"Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship: Engaging a National Healthcare Forum to Enact Change"

February 25 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Dominic Papandria, MD - "Substitute Teacher or Assistant Coach? The Role of Simulation in Surgical Education"

February 25 - Friends of Winship Community Education (virtual)
Learn and Live - "Lung Cancer" presented by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Taofeek Owonikoko

February 26 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Tim Mitchison, PhD - "Microtubule Drugs in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease"

February 27 - CME Event (virtual)
2021 Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

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.
View Funding Opportunities
Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards, and external funding sources and learn how to apply.
View Funding Opportunities

A selection of media stories and news coverage for Winship Cancer Institute.

Read Winship in the News


You are receiving Winship Roundup as a member or employee of Winship Cancer Institute. If you wish to unsubscribe, please email Winship Communications.

Emory Home | Emory News Center | Give to Emory | Contact Emory
Have a story for Winship Roundup? Submit your suggestion via email.

© 2021 Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University | 1365 Clifton Rd. NE, Bldg. C, Atlanta, Georgia 30322