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January 25, 2021

Bradley named interim chair of Department of Radiation Oncology

Jeffrey Bradley, MD has been appointed the new interim chair of the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology. Bradley, previously the executive vice chair of the department, succeeds Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD in the role.
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Abatacept shows promise for acute GVHD
A multi-center phase II clinical trial of abatacept showed a significant reduction in the rate of severe acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Drs. Benjamin Watkins, Muna Qayed, and Amelia Langston were co-first and co-senior authors of the study published Jan. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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GASCO annual meeting to feature Winship oncologists
Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Bassel El-Rayes, Kevin Kalinsky, and Jane Meisel will present at the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) Annual Meeting and Best of Oncology, an educational program for Georgia oncologists taking place Feb. 12-13. The virtual event will highlight some of the year’s most significant treatment advances.
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World Conference on Lung Cancer to highlight Winship research
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will host the virtual World Conference on Lung Cancer, Jan. 28-31. Winship research will be featured during the Presidential Symposium and in key oral and poster sessions.
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Winship investigators to participate in NRG Oncology meeting
Drs. Jeffrey Bradley, Deborah Watkins Bruner, Walter J. Curran, Jr., and Kristin Higgins are among the faculty who will give scientific talks and lead sessions at the NRG Oncology Semi-Annual Meeting, taking place virtually Jan. 28-30.
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Call for abstracts: Emory Global Perioperative Health Alliance Symposium
The Emory Global Perioperative Health Alliance will host a free, virtual symposium, March 6-7, organized around the theme, "Interprofessional Collaboration in Global Surgery." Abstracts are due Feb. 7.
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Call for nominations: Elkin Lecture speakers
The Winship Elkin Lecture Series, held Fridays at 12:15pm, seeks speakers who reflect the organization’s values of diversity and inclusion and who represent a broad spectrum of cancer interests, including basic, translational, clinical, data science, and population-based research.
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Kantarjian to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue on Jan. 27 with Hagop Kantarjian, MD of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Kantarjian will present, "Update of ALL Research at MD Anderson.”
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Edinger to deliver virtual Elkin Lecture
Winship virtual Elkin Lectures continue on Jan. 29 with Aimee Edinger, VMD, PhD of University of California Irvine. Edinger will present “How to Starve Cancer Cells to Death: Targeting Macropinocytosis and Sphingolipid Signaling.”
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January 25 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD - "Lung SPORE Project 3: Overcoming treatment resistance: Targeting Bax signaling"

January 25 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Student Rotation Talks: Raquel Arthuzo and Veronica Canarte

January 26 - GeminiBio Webinar
Sarwish Rafiq, PhD - "Engineering strategies to overcome the current roadblocks in CAR T cell therapy"

January 27 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Hagop Kantarjian, MD - "Update of ALL Research at MD Anderson"

January 27- Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk (virtual)
James Bates, MD - "Geographic Distribution of Radiation Oncology in the United States"

January 28 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Heba Iskandar, MD - "Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update"

January 28 - Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture hosted by Emory University (virtual)
Maggie Anderson, JD, MBA - "Economic Unity - Our Peaceful and Powerful Protest"

January 28 - Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Program Meeting (virtual)
Homa Ghalei, PhD - "The Role of Ribosomal RNA Modifications in Biology and Cancer"

January 29 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Aimee Edinger, VMD, PhD - "How to Starve Cancer Cells to Death: Targeting Macropinocytosis and Sphingolipid Signaling"

January 29 - Emory School of Medicine Bold Leaders Series (virtual)
Julie K. Silver, MD - "How Women in Academic Medicine Can Survive and Thrive During Tumultuous Times"

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