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November 15, 2021

Winship Scientific Symposium: Register and final call for video abstracts

The annual Winship Scientific Symposium, taking place virtually Dec. 2-3, will commemorate 50 years of the National Cancer Act and its continued impact on Winship Cancer Institute's pioneering research and discoveries. The symposium will include a keynote talk from Skip Trump, MD; scientific talks from faculty across Winship's four research programs; and a video poster session and oral abstracts showcasing student and trainee research. Video abstracts are due Nov. 15.
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Effect of immunotherapy time-of-day infusion among patients with melanoma
A team of Winship radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and cancer immunologists report that time-of-day infusion of immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma may impact overall survival. Results of the study, led by first author David Qian, MD, PhD, and Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD, were published in The Lancet Oncology on Nov. 12.
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Proposed synthetic biosensors detect metastasizing cancer
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Gabe Kwong, PhD (left), nearly $3 million to develop a new class of synthetic biosensors that could alert doctors to signs of metastasis in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Peng Qiu, PhD (right), will co-lead the study using computational modeling to characterize the kinetics of the proposed sensors and simulating various scenarios.
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Boise named to CABTRAC board
Lawrence Boise, PhD, has been named to the board of directors of the Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC). The non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving graduate, medical, and postdoctoral training for the next generation of cancer researchers.
Lin selected for ASTRO Leadership Pipeline Program
Jolinta Lin, MD, has been selected for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Leadership Pipeline Program, a two-year career development program designed to develop the next generation of ASTRO leaders.
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Haumschild joins American Journal of Managed Care editorial board
Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA, director of pharmacy services at Winship and Emory Healthcare, has been named to the editorial board for the American Journal of Managed Care, the leading peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to managed care.
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Perkins highlighted in Emory Veterans Day feature
Winship senior nurse manager Deatra Perkins, RN, BSN, OCN, was one of eight Emory veterans and active duty service members who reflected on how military service shapes their impact at Emory. Perkins was an enlisted member of the Army Reserve before joining the Navy Nurse Corps as a commissioned officer.
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Call for proposals: NCI K99/R00 for postdocs
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00), due Feb. 28, allows a limited number of applications per institution. Look out for more details in Winship's forthcoming Request for Proposals.
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Sign up for the Winship Adopt-A-Family Program
Winship social services and volunteer services are looking for teams to sign up for the annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program and help Winship patients with their holiday shopping. Sign up today to be connected with a patient's Amazon wish list and have gifts shipped directly to the recipient.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 48 published over the past week:

Forde PM, Anagnostou V, Sun Z, Dahlberg SE, Kindler HL, Niknafs N, Purcell T, Santana-Davila R, Dudek AZ, Borghaei H, Lanis M, Belcaid Z, Smith KN, Balan A, White JR, Cherry C, Ashok Sivakumar IK, Shao XM, Chan HY, Singh D, Thapa S, Illei PB, Pardoll DM, Karchin R, Velculescu VE, Brahmer JR, Ramalingam SS. Durvalumab with platinum-pemetrexed for unresectable pleural mesothelioma: survival, genomic and immunologic analyses from the phase 2 PrE0505 trial. Nature Medicine. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34750557.
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Bouvard V, Wentzensen N, Mackie A, Berkhof J, Brotherton J, Giorgi-Rossi P, Kupets R, Smith R, Arrossi S, Bendahhou K, Canfell K, Chirenje ZM, Chung MH, Del Pino M, de Sanjosé S, Elfström M, Franco EL, Hamashima C, Hamers FF, Herrington CS, Murillo R, Sangrajrang S, Sankaranarayanan R, Saraiya M, Schiffman M, Zhao F, Arbyn M, Prendiville W, Indave Ruiz BI, Mosquera-Metcalfe I, Lauby-Secretan B. The IARC Perspective on Cervical Cancer Screening. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2021; 385(20):1908-1918. PubMed PMID: 34758259.
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Landier W, Bhatia S, Wong FL, York JM, Flynn JS, Henneberg HM, Singh P, Adams K, Wasilewski-Masker K, Cherven B, Jasty-Rao R, Leonard M, Connelly JA, Armenian SH, Robison LL, Giuliano AR, Hudson MM, Klosky JL. Immunogenicity and safety of the human papillomavirus vaccine in young survivors of cancer in the USA: a single-arm, open-label, phase 2, non-inferiority trial. The Lancet. Child & Adolescent Health. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34767765.
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Yala A, Mikhael PG, Strand F, Lin G, Satuluru S, Kim T, Banerjee I, Gichoya J, Trivedi H, Lehman CD, Hughes K, Sheedy DJ, Matthis LM, Karunakaran B, Hegarty KE, Sabino S, Silva TB, Evangelista MC, Caron RF, Souza B, Mauad EC, Patalon T, Handelman-Gotlib S, Guindy M, Barzilay R. Multi-Institutional Validation of a Mammography-Based Breast Cancer Risk Model. Journal of Clinical Oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2021; JCO2101337. PubMed PMID: 34767469.
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November 15 - Glenn Family Breast Center Guest Lecture (virtual)
Danielle File, MD - "Unique Features of De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer"

November 16 - Winship Guest Lecture (hybrid)
Triparna Sen, PhD - "DNA Damage Response in the Evolution and Treatment of Cancer"

November 16 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting (virtual)
Karen Wernli, PhD - "Finding the Confluence in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Surveillance Imaging in Breast Cancer Survivors"

November 17 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Kim Margolin, MD - "Curing Melanoma: What is New and Where Are We Headed?"

November 17 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk (virtual)
David Qian, MD, PhD - "Impact of circadian rhythm on immunotherapy efficacy: applications in metastatic melanoma and beyond"

November 18 - Winship Oncology Nursing Grand Rounds (virtual)
Susan Behrend, RN, MSN, AOCN - "Radiation Oncology Nursing: Transformation and Innovation"

November 18 - Lowance Center for Human Immunology Special Seminar (virtual)
Matthew C. Woodruff, PhD - "Characterizing, contextualizing, and manipulating antibody response selection in vaccination and infection"

November 18 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Katherine Fay, MD - "The Surgeon General and the General Surgeon: A Journey through the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service"

November 19 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Catherine Musselman, PhD - "The Role of Histone Tail Conformation in Chromatin Signaling"

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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