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Healing Through Spiritual Song - Religious Songs Can Help Cancer Patients Heal

While the link between religion and mental health is well established, associate professor Jill Hamilton's studies are the first to focus specifically on religious songs and African American cancer survivors.

Date: Nov. 8, 2017

Minimally invasive robotic surgery for pancreatic cancer

Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has expanded surgical options for pancreatic cancer patients with the recent addition of minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Date: Oct. 25, 2017

Winship uses TORS to offer better outcomes for head and neck cancer patients

Transoral robotic surgery, or TORS, is a minimally invasive way to treat cancerous tumors in the tonsils and the back of the tongue. Winship head and neck surgeon Dr. Mihir Patel talks about the advantages of the procedure including better outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer.

Date: Aug. 2, 2017

Radiosurgery for the brain with Gamma KnifeĀ® Icon

Winship Cancer Institute radiation oncologists at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital are the first in Georgia and one of only seven medical centers in the nation to offer advanced radiosurgery for the brain with the Gamma Knife® Icon, a precise form of radiation therapy, that can effectively target brain tumors in a single, one-day procedure. Patients avoid surgery and whole brain radiation.

Date: Feb. 2, 2017

Winship Cancer Institute 2016 Year in Review

A new strategic plan; research discoveries in immunotherapy and genomics; a Winship Gala that surpassed Emory’s fund-raising record; the Cancer Moonshot Regional Summit; the 5,000th BMT Patient celebration; a record-breaking Winship 5K….so many things happened at Winship Cancer Institute in 2016.

Date: Dec. 12, 2016

Winship reaches 5,000th transplant milestone

Winship's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center was one of the first of its kind in the country when it started transplanting patients with blood cancers and blood disorders in 1979. Here is the story of how visionary leaders, researchers, and nurses grew the program over its 37-year history into a center that now performs this life-saving procedure for over 430 patients a year.

Date: June 24, 2016

What is HPV?

HPV stands for human papillomavirus which is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Winship medical oncologist, Nabil Saba, MD, describes how HPV increases the incidence of some types of cancer, such as head and neck cancer.

Date: Sept. 12, 2016

Glenn Family Breast Center

When Pamela was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 48, she came to Winship to get the most advanced treatment for this aggressive cancer. The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship helps fuel the kind of research that can lead to better treatments for patients like Pamela.

Date: June 3, 2016

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery is helping to change the outcomes and quality of life for lung, esophagus and other cancer patients at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Thoracic surgeon, Manu Sancheti, MD, discusses how it works and the advantages to patients.

Date: May 26, 2016

Ring the Bell

Every Winship staffer loves to hear the bell being rung because it signals a patient finishing radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Here they share some of their feelings when they hear that bell.

Date: May 24, 2016

Phases of Clinical Trials

Winship Cancer Institute's Director of Phase I Clinical Trials, Dr. Donald Harvey describes the various phases of clinical trials.

Date: May 20, 2016

Advantages of Robotic Surgery in Treatment of Cancer

Winship colorectal surgeon Seth Rosen, MD shows and describes how robotic surgery offers doctors more precision, flexibility and control in the treatment of colorectal cancer and other cancers compared with laparoscopic surgery.

Date: April 29, 2016

Tele-urology versus face to face clinics

Winship urology expert Muta Issa, MD is senior author of Tele-Urology Versus Face to Face Clinics: A Survey of Patient Preference. More than 400 veterans at the Atlanta VA Medical Center were enrolled in the study which compared patients who received an initial consultation with a physician over the telephone versus those who met with a doctor in person. Issa explains that patients reported high satisfaction with a telephone consultation.

Date: May 6, 2016

Diagnosing colorectal cancer under age 50

Early detection for colorectal cancer is recommended for people over the age of 50, but why are more people in their 30's and 40's being diagnosed with the disease. Winship surgical oncologist Dr. Seth Rosen of Emory Johns Creek Hospital explains the reasons why.

Date: Mar. 2, 2016

This is Winship

Collaboration, compassion and commitment are guiding forces at Winship Cancer Institute. "This is Winship" introduces the people who embody those principles and the Winship mission to translate scientific discoveries into the very best cancer care, cancer prevention and cancer education.

Date: Feb. 10, 2016

Winship Cancer Institute 2015 Year in Review

The best of Winship really came to light in 2015 — overcoming obstacles, increasing our number of grants, research projects, clinical trials and cancer care services, and gaining national recognition, especially when two famous Georgians chose Winship for their cancer treatment. Celebrate our banner year with this video review of Winship’s accomplishments in 2015.

Date: Dec. 10, 2015

New Treatment for Early-stage Breast Cancer

An innovative new tool in the fight against breast cancer allows patients to undergo a one-time radiation treatment, directly in the cavity where the tumor has been removed, during surgery for early-stage breast cancer. A team of community and faculty doctors at Emory University Hospital Midtown is now treating patients with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) during breast-conserving surgeries.

Date: Dec. 1, 2015

Monica Kaufman Pearson faces cancer a second time around

Atlanta TV icon Monica Kaufman Pearson was treated for liver cancer at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Her advice for others going through a cancer diagnosis is to have an "attitude of gratitude."

Date: Nov. 10, 2015

2015 Winship 5K

Bad weather may have sidelined the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk this year but it couldn’t dampen the spirit of the event. Here’s a video of the alternative race that took place inside Emory University Hospital, where oncology patients grabbed their IV poles and logged a 0.5K.

Date: October 28, 2015

Cross-country cyclist with a mission comes to Emory

Cyclist and crossfit athlete, Amy Giver completed a cross-country journey on her bicycle to raise awareness for the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry. She ended her journey at Winship's Bone Marrow Transplant Center. Amy's visit was extra special as her sister, Cynthia Giver, PhD, is a cancer researcher at Winship. Patients, physicians, nurses, staff and friends welcomed Amy upon her arrival.

September 21, 2015

How Massage May Help Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients

In a continuation of clinical trials related to the biological benefits of massage therapy, Emory researchers are currently studying how massage may help reduce fatigue in breast cancer patients.

Date: June 9, 2015

Robotic Partial Nephrectomies at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Dr. John G. Pattaras has introduced an organ-sparing kidney cancer surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. This involves removing the tumor and reconstructing the patient's kidney through the advancement of robotics.

Date: Nov 6, 2014

Faces of Hope

The first goal of cancer treatment is to fight the cancer. But patients quickly find their true motivation in this fight is to live and thrive, whether that means returning to the passions they pursued before diagnosis, or taking up new endeavors and setting off on new adventures. Here are just four of the many Winship Cancer Institute patients, and their doctors, who embody the spirit of hope.

Date: November 3, 2014

Winship Researchers in the Hunt for New Breast Cancer Therapies

Triple negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease with no other treatment options besides chemotherapy. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University are testing new drugs that they hope will attack this disease and help reduce the number of women who die from it each year. LaTonia Taliaferro-Smith explains the type of work that she is doing in the laboratory.

Date: October 8, 2014

Teacher Inspired by Music, Students as She Fights Cancer

Kathy Whorton's life fell out of tune when she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. A music and band teacher, a pressing concern for her was that she wouldn't be back for the new school year. With the help of the team at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Whorton was able to return to school to continue sharing her passion for music with her adoring students.

Date: July 22, 2014

Cialis not effective for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy

A recent study suggests that daily use of the drug tadalafil (Cialis) does not prevent erectile dysfunction for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer treatment. Deborah W. Bruner from Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Winship Cancer Institute was principal investigator of the study conducted by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group's Community Clinical Oncology Program.

Date: April 1, 2014

The Significance of Clinical Trials

Winship Cancer Institute's Director of Phase I Clinical Trials, Dr. Donald Harvey explains why clinical trials are so important and what patients need to consider before enrolling.

Date: February 26, 2014

Bone Marrow Transplant Story: From Hospice to Health

John Seay was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2010 and was successfully treated with chemotherapy at a center near his home in Cornelia, Georgia. However, the chemo resulted in a second malignancy that brought him so close to death, doctors sent him home under hospice care. Fortunately, John heeded a recommendation to seek out Winship Cancer Institute's Dr. Edmund Waller, who saw John as a good candidate for a bone marrow transplant. John's transplant went forward when a perfect match was found for him from an unrelated donor.

Date: January 3, 2014