Winship Cancer Institute

Walter J. Curran Jr., MD, Executive Director
(founded 1937) 

As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia and one of only 51 in the country, Winship Cancer Institute discovers and develops novel and highly effective approaches to cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and care. Winship has 500 faculty members who received $96 million in cancer research funding in 2019, with $36.2 million from the NCI. Faculty include investigators in the schools of medicine, public health, and nursing; Emory College; and Georgia Tech. Winship collaborates with the CDC, American Cancer Society, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, and Georgia Research Alliance.

Winship physicians provide care at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Proton Therapy Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition to transforming cancer care delivery, Winship works to better predict and prevent cancer, espeically for Georgians and the challenges they face, and to provide survivorship support services such as integrated complementary therapies.

In 2019, Winship investigators conducted more than 300 interventional clinical trials and enrolled more than 900 participants. In 2018, Winship established the Winship Center for Cancer Immunology, which has introduced practice-changing approaches to harnessing the immune system to combat cancer. Winship works with the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education to partner with community-based physicians to expand availability of clinical trials throughout Georgia. Winship also serves patients through the Winship Cancer Network, a partnership with community hospitals enhancing access to research and treatment.