The 21st Century Cures Act, passed by both houses of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, reflects an effort to expedite the discovery, development and delivery of new treatments and cures.
Elliott Winton, MD, veteran hematologist with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, received a 2016 MPN Hero award in recognition of his commitment to researching and caring for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of rare blood cancers.
Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown have been designated Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Emory Imaging Center at LaGrange received its ACR designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center in August.
Winship researchers see arecoline, the stimulant component of areca nuts, as a lead for drug discovery. Analogous to nicotine, arecoline was identified as an inhibitor of the enzyme ACAT1, which contributes to the metabolism-distorting Warburg effect in cancer cells.
Dong Moon Shin, Frances Kelly Blomeyer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at Winship Cancer Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.
Mylin A. Torres, MD, director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, was selected to hold the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research.
Certain DNA mutations in cells that support blood development can drive leukemia formation in nearby blood stem cells. This indirect effect was seen in a mouse model of Noonan syndrome. Drugs that inhibit CCL3 can combat the effect, and may be helpful in preventing recurrence.
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has expanded the Winship Cancer Institute facility on campus, elevating cancer care to a new level. The 28,000-square-foot facility has completed a year-long multimillion dollar redesign and renovation to meet the growing demand for cancer treatment in north Fulton County.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital's Rehabilitation Services department is now offering an outpatient treatment program for lymphedema.
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and assistant dean for cancer research in the Emory School of Medicine, was selected to hold the Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research.