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June 1, 2021

Winship researchers share latest advances at ASCO conference

Winship researchers and clinicians will present new findings at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, taking place online June 4-8. The meeting will highlight top caliber scientific research from oncology thought leaders throughout the world. The theme of the 2021 ASCO annual meeting is "Equity: Every Patient. Every Day. Everywhere."
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Bruner recognized as NCI champion and changemaker
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act, the National Cancer Institute is honoring Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, as one of the champions and changemakers of cancer prevention, early detection, and symptom science.
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Ramalingam joins board of Georgia CORE
Suresh Ramalingam, MD, has been named to the board of directors of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). The board, comprised of oncology experts including Amelia Langston, MD, oversees Georgia CORE’s statewide efforts to advance cancer care through partnerships and innovation.
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Meisel to join NAPBC board of directors
Jane Meisel, MD, has been appointed to represent the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on the board of directors of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Her three-year term begins on Oct. 1.
Improving lung cancer treatment with small molecules
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD, and colleagues have discovered a small molecule called MI-223, which, when combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, can be used to effectively treat lung cancer.
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Easton joins Emory Proton Therapy Center
Katherine Easton, LCSW, OSW-C, has joined the Emory Proton Therapy Center as its newest social worker. Easton has over 25 years of experience in medical social work in both the acute and outpatient setting.
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Registration opens for Winship thyroid cancer symposium
Designed for health care professionals, Winship's Updates in the Management of Thyroid Cancer virtual symposium on Sept. 25 will cover the latest advances in thyroid cancer treatment.
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NCI consortium offers courses for junior faculty grantees
The National Cancer Institute Awardee Skills Development Consortium (NASDC) provides short course opportunities for junior NCI grantees to enhance technical and/or soft skills in areas integral to successful academic cancer research careers.
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Emory seeks proposals for symposium on slavery and dispossession
“In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice” is set for Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. The deadline for submitting proposals for the symposium is June 18.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 47 published over the past week:

Ji X, Castellino SM, Mertens AC, Zhao J, Nogueira L, Jemal A, Robin Yabroff K, Han X. Association of Medicaid Expansion with Cancer Stage and Disparities in Newly Diagnosed Young Adults. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34021352.
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Lonial S, Nooka AK, Thulasi P, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Potter HA, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, Popat R, Degli Esposti S, Byrne J, Opalinska J, Baron J, Piontek T, Gupta I, Dana R, Farooq AV, Colby K, Jakubowiak A. Management of belantamab mafodotin-associated corneal events in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). Blood Cancer Journal. 2021; 11(5):103. PubMed PMID: 34039952.
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Xiao C, Beitler JJ, Peng G, Levine ME, Conneely KN, Zhao H, Felger JC, Wommack EC, Chico CE, Jeon S, Higgins KA, Shin DM, Saba NF, Burtness BA, Bruner DW, Miller AH. Epigenetic age acceleration, fatigue, and inflammation in patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer: A longitudinal study. Cancer. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34027995.
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Hianik RS, Owonikoko T, Switchenko J, Dixon MD, Shaib WL, Pentz RD. Evaluating the Impact of the Patient Preference Assessment Tool on Clinicians' Recommendations for Phase I Oncology Clinical Trials. Psycho-oncology. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34038982.
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June 2 - No Grand Rounds
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June 3 - Informational Session (virtual)
Rollins School of Public Health Executive MPH Informational Session

June 4 - No Elkin Lecture (on break until September)
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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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