2016 News Archive

Read about our faculty, staff and patients who have been featured in the news.

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                                            Crocker retires after 30 years at Winship

Crocker retires after 30 years at Winship

Ian R. Crocker, MD, professor in Winship Cancer Institute's Department of Radiation Oncology, will retire this week after three decades of caring for cancer patients and developing innovative therapies.

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                                            ASTRO 2016 Preview

ASTRO 2016 Preview

More than twenty Winship faculty and staff will present their research at the upcoming 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston, Sept. 25-28. Deborah W. Bruner, PhD, RN, is to present at the plenary session.

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                                            Khan receives Winship Invest$ pilot grant

Khan receives Winship Invest$ pilot grant

Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, is one of ten Winship Cancer Institute investigators to receive a pilot grant award through the Winship Invest$ program.

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                                            Published in Nature Communications

Published in Nature Communications

New study led by researchers Ya Wang, MD, PhD, and Jian Wang examines role of the gene GPRC5A in preventing cancer.

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                                            ASCO Award Goes to Resident

ASCO Award Goes to Resident

Winship radiation oncology resident Richard Cassidy, MD, is the recipient of a 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award. He will present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) June 3-7 in Chicago.

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                                            Curran Receives ACR Gold Medal

Curran Receives ACR Gold Medal

Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran Jr., MD, was honored with a 2016 American College of Radiology (ACR) gold medal on May 15.

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                                            Shu on 3D sMRI for Glioblastomas in OncologyLive

Shu on 3D sMRI for Glioblastomas in OncologyLive

In the May issue of OncologyLive Magazine, Hui-Kuo Shu, MD, PhD, demonstrates the potential for advanced 3D MRI technology to better treat aggressive glioblastoma brain tumors.

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                                            Dosimetrists: The Pharmacists of Radiation Oncology

Dosimetrists: The Pharmacists of Radiation Oncology

Medical dosimetrists are a crucial part of the treatment team in radiation oncology. Thanks to medical physicist Justin Roper and dosimetrist Mital Tejani, graduate dosimetry students can now do their clinical training at Winship.

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                                            Working Like a Dog

Working Like a Dog

Several times a month, patients have the opportunity to interact with Happy Tails dogs who make the rounds with their owners to waiting areas at Winship. Social worker Hilary Cohen tells us more about Happy Tails.

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                                            Cancer MoonShot Panel

Cancer MoonShot Panel

Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, are part of a new Cancer MoonShot 2020 expert team that will investigate how to accelerate cancer treatments using low dose radiation and immunotherapy.

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                                            Curran Glioma Study in the New England Journal of Medicine

Curran Glioma Study in the New England Journal of Medicine

Walter J. Curran, MD is senior author of a study demonstrating the benefit of combination therapy for patients with low grade glioma.

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                                            Spring 2016 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Read about $3.6 mil in R01 funding for treatment resistance, named director of the Glenn Family Breast Center, NRG meeting in Atlanta and more in this issue.

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                                            2016 Resident Match

2016 Resident Match

Meet our new residents.

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                                            Novel Therapy Programs the Death of Cancer Cells

Novel Therapy Programs the Death of Cancer Cells

Genetic mutations in lung cancers make cancerous cells resistant to standard treatments. Winship cancer biologist Xingming Deng, MD, PhD has identified two novel agents which could reverse the resistance of cancer cells to treatment.

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                                            Bruner in Nursing Hall of Fame

Bruner in Nursing Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, who will be inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2016.

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                                            Choosing Wisely: Adhering to Recommendations

Choosing Wisely: Adhering to Recommendations

Maida Sewitch, PhD, visiting associate professor from McGill University, is working with Winship's Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, to investigate Emory's adherence to the Choosing Wisely campaign's radiation recommendations.

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                                            Can a Gene Counteract Aging and Prevent Us from Getting Cancer?

Can a Gene Counteract Aging and Prevent Us from Getting Cancer?

Aging increases our risk of getting cancer. What if we could control the effects of aging in our bodies in order to prevent or cure cancer? Researcher and physician, David Yu, is working in his lab to learn more about the gene SIRT2.

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                                            Torres to Lead Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center

Torres to Lead Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has named Mylin Torres, MD the new director of the Glenn Family Breast Center effective January 19.

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