Cancer cells love glucose, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? Research in mice suggests the opposite, at least for cancers driven by the BRAF V600E mutation, common in melanomas. Implications for the concept of a "precision diet."
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) have launched a comprehensive lung cancer screening program for Emory Healthcare that offers a low-dose CT (computed tomography) scan for patients most at risk for developing the disease.
Winship Cancer Institute is one of only 15 sites worldwide to acquire and install a lattice sheet microscope, novel technology that will change the way researchers are able to visualize cells.
Winship Chief Administrative Officer Diane Cassels retires after a 24-year career at Emory.
One size does not fit all when treating breast cancer. From women who are BRCA1 carriers to young women planning families, every woman fighting breast cancer faces choices and complicating factors. Emory's Glenn Family Breast Center offers the best options to every patient.
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.