2016 News Archive
Read about our faculty, staff and patients who have been featured in the news.
Mylin A. Torres, MD, director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship), was selected to hold the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research.
Physician-scientist Mohammad K. Khan MD, PhD is the principal investigator of a new clinical trial that will study the effects of radiation therapy and immunotherapy in combination to treat melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases.
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.
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.
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.
New study led by researchers Ya Wang, MD, PhD, and Jian Wang examines role of the gene GPRC5A in preventing cancer.
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.
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran Jr., MD, was honored with a 2016 American College of Radiology (ACR) gold medal on May 15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walter J. Curran, MD is senior author of a study demonstrating the benefit of combination therapy for patients with low grade glioma.
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.
Meet our new residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has named Mylin Torres, MD the new director of the Glenn Family Breast Center effective January 19.