A three-year, $24.8 million cooperative agreement from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) will drive the development of a cutting-edge programmable approach to prevent, treat and potentially cure diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases. The ARPA-H funding supports the work of Winship member Philip Santangelo, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at Emory and Georgia Tech, and includes Winship collaborators Iñaki Sanz, MD, Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil, Rafi Ahmed, PhD, and Haydn Kissick, PhD.
Winship researcher Jae Won Chang, PhD, has received a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The five-year, $1.94 grant will support Chang’s project, "Chemical Proteomics Approach to Discover Novel Small Molecule E3 Ligase Recruiters for Targeted Protein Degradation (TPD)," which will advance a new strategy to destroy cancer-causing proteins in a wide range of tumors.
Winship experts presented at the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) Annual Meeting and Best of ASCO held in Alpharetta, Ga., Aug 25-26. Presenters included Olatunji Alese, MD, Ticiana Leal, MD, Nabil Saba, MD, Demetria Smith-Graziani, MD, MPH, Conor Steuer, MD, and Linsheng Zhang, MD, PhD.
In a WebMD video, Winship surgical oncologist Cletus Arciero, MD, discusses why patients with advanced breast cancer may benefit from additional treatment after surgery and what they can expect from the different treatment options.
The Emory Safe app, now available in the Apple and Google app stores, provides access to emergency resources in one convenient location. It is part of the broader Emory READY campaign, designed to help strengthen each person’s ability to be aware, prepared and ready when on campus.
The Constructive Collisions event series continues on Sept. 6, 8:45-11 a.m., in the R. Randall Rollins Building. The event will include informational and networking opportunities to connect Emory researchers with big ideas relevant to imaging, AI and precision interventions for digital surgery. Registration closes on Aug. 30.
The ECOG-ACRIN Fall Group Meeting, taking place in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25-27, is seeking oral abstract submissions for its Young Investigator Symposium. Up to eight young investigators are invited to give a 10-minute oral presentation of their research. Abstracts are due Sept. 6.
Join the Winship leadership team for a Town Hall at Winship at Emory Midtown on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5-6:30 p.m. The in-person event will be live-streamed and recorded. Those attending in person will have the option to tour a care community following the Town Hall.
The 12th Annual Winship Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held at Winship at Emory Midtown on Saturday, Oct. 14. The symposium will feature an expert review of the latest procedures, technology and medical treatments; a review of national guidelines; and case-based discussions incorporating multidisciplinary care approaches, novel, recently FDA-approved drugs and clinical trial eligibility.
The 2023 BRIDGE Community Forum will be held in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building on Saturday, Oct. 21. The forum aims to foster collaboration, inspire innovation and empower communities to ensure a future free of disparities in breast cancer.
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About Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University The coordinating center for cancer research, education and care throughout Emory University and Emory Healthcare, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a prestigious distinction given only to the top 3% of cancer centers nationwide for conducting cancer research, and providing training, that is transforming cancer care, prevention, detection and survivorship.