Emory's Winship renews cancer center designation

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute has successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute cancer center designation status.Only 57 centers nationwide that provide care to adult cancer patients hold the NCI cancer center designation. Winship is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Georgia. Winship will get nearly $8 million in funding from the NCI over the next five years as part of the designation.

Emory said Winship's designation is the result of advances in lung cancer research, a world-class multiple myeloma program, the Southeast's largest head and neck cancer research effort and a broad portfolio of cancer clinical trials.

"On behalf of all of Winship's faculty and staff, we are grateful to the NCI for its continued support and appreciate that the reviewers recognized the outstanding nature of our cancer research. " said Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, executive director of Winship. "The true beneficiaries of this cancer center designation are the people of Georgia, and we take our responsibility to all Georgians very seriously."

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