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May 10, 2021

Winship study published in The Lancet shows increased failure-free survival rate in prostate cancer patients

Men who have undergone surgery to remove their prostate show an increased rate of survival when their treatment is guided by a molecular imaging technology invented and developed at Winship. The results of the study, led by Drs. Ashesh Jani and David Schuster, were published May 7 in The Lancet.
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Eaton receives NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
Bree Eaton, MD, has received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA). The award, an administrative supplement to Winship’s Cancer Center Support Grant, recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career investigators involved in NCI-funded collaborative clinical trials.
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Jarquin receives ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award
P.J. Jarquin, a doctoral student in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a 2021 Minority Hematology Graduate Award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Jarquin studies red blood cell development in health and disease under the mentorship of Drs. Sakis Mantalaris and Nicki Panoskaltsis.
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Winship celebrates nurses during month of national recognition events

Winship is honoring its outstanding nurses with celebrations for National Nurses Day (May 6), National Nurses Week (May 6-12), and Oncology Nursing Month. Lana K. Uhrig, PhD, MBA, RN (front) and Robin LaRocco, RN (second from right), organized visits and cookie deliveries in appreciation of Winship nursing teams at locations across the Emory Healthcare system. Visit the Winship Facebook page for more photos.
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SOM faculty recognized on Educator Appreciation Day
In recognition of Educator's Day, the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee sent out a call for nominations for educators who go above and beyond the call of duty as teachers and mentors. Faculty who received special recognition included 16 Winship members.
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NACCDO-PAMN conference features Winship presenters
The annual conference of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) and the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN) will take place virtually May 10-13. Presenters include Amanda Benedict, Vanessa Bramble, MBA, and PAMN Steering Committee member Javier De Jesus.
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Register: Best of Winship at AACR virtual poster session

The Best of Winship at AACR, a virtual poster session taking place May 26, will highlight Winship presentations from the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. Register today and take advantage of pre-event networking opportunities available through the interactive online platform.
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Haumschild discusses biosimilars with Pharmacy Times
Winship pharmacologist Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA, defines biosimilars in oncology and what distinguishes them from a reference biologic during a Pharmacy Times Directions in Oncology Pharmacy® Peer Exchange.
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Schilling joins Winship Clinical Trials Office
Leann Hassen Schilling, MPH, CCRP, has joined Winship’s Clinical Trials Office as assistant director of clinical research staff. responsible for supervision of the research staff coordinating clinical trials at the Clifton and Midtown campuses.
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Registration open for Winship Debates and Didactics
The 2021 Winship Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology, taking place July 29 to Aug. 1, will cover mechanisms of disease and treatments for patients with cancer or blood disorders. Emory employees can attend the virtual conference for free using the code DDHO 2021.
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Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium set for June 12
The 12th annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium, “Getting our Groove Back: Bringing Oncology Nursing to the Forefront,” will be held virtually on June 12. Registration is free for Emory employees, who can earn up to 20 continuing education credits live or on-demand.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 104 published over the past week:

Griggs JJ, Bohlke K, Balaban EP, Dignam JJ, Hall ET, Harvey RD, Hecht DP, Klute KA, Morrison VA, Pini TM, Rosner GL, Runowicz CD, Shayne M, Sparreboom A, Turner S, Zarwan C, Lyman GH. Appropriate Systemic Therapy Dosing for Obese Adult Patients With Cancer: ASCO Guideline Update. Journal of Clinical Oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2021:JCO2100471. PubMed PMID: 33939491.
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Brown JT, Liu Y, Shabto JM, Martini DJ, Ravindranathan D, Hitron EE, Russler GA, Caulfield S, Yantorni LB, Joshi SS, Kissick H, Ogan K, Harris WB, Carthon BC, Kucuk O, Master VA, Bilen MA. Baseline Modified Glasgow Prognostic Score Associated with Survival in Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. The Oncologist. 2021; 26(5):397-405. PubMed PMID: 33634507.
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Strickler HD, Keller MJ, Hessol NA, Eltoum IE, Einstein MH, Castle PE, Massad LS, Flowers L, Rahangdale L, Atrio JM, Ramirez C, Minkoff H, Adimora AA, Ofotokun I, Colie C, Huchko MJ, Fischl M, Wright R, D'Souza G, Leider J, Diaz O, Sanchez-Keeland L, Shrestha S, Xie X, Xue X, Anastos K, Palefsky JM, Burk RD. Primary HPV and Molecular Cervical Cancer Screening in US Women Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases: an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2021; 72(9):1529-1537. PubMed PMID: 32881999.
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Xiao C, Fedirko V, Beitler J, Bai J, Peng G, Zhou C, Gu J, Zhao H, Lin IH, Chico CE, Jeon S, Knobf TM, Conneely KN, Higgins K, Shin DM, Saba N, Miller A, Bruner D. The role of the gut microbiome in cancer-related fatigue: pilot study on epigenetic mechanisms. Supportive Care in Cancer: official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2021; 29(6):3173-3182. PubMed PMID: 33078326; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8055716.
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May 10 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Student Rotation Talks: Veronika Matsuk, Raaven Goffe

May 11 - Aflac Research Conference (virtual)
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD - "Small GTPases in Megakaryocyte and Platelet Biology"

May 11 - Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar (virtual)
Andrea Ballabio, PhD - "Lysosomal Signaling in Metabolic Adaptation and Tumorigenesis"

May 12 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Thomas Hope, MD - "PSMA and Moving Forward with Imaging and Therapy"

May 12 - Pediatric Research Grand Rounds (virtual)
Susan K. Parsons, MD, MRP - "The Current State of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) Survivorship Care"

May 13 - Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Conference (virtual)
Summer Institute on Symptoms and Omics

May 13 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Rebecka L. Meyers, MD - "20th Annual Gerald Zwiren Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery: Liver Tumors in Children"

May 14 - Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar (virtual)
"30 years of Molecular Glues: Controlling cell circuitry in biology and medicine"

May 14 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, PhD - "Prevention Strategies of Obesity-Induced Pancreatic Cancer"

May 14-16 - Emory Commencement
Emory Commencement Weekend

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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