Winship Cancer Institute Recognized for “Exceptional Contributions” to Advancing Research and Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

A team of researchers from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has been awarded the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Accelerator Award. The award recognizes Sagar Lonial, MD, Jonathan Kaufman, MD, Ajay Nooka, MD, MPH, Lawrence Boise, PhD and Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, for their “outstanding efforts and exceptional contributions to starting new clinical trials supported through the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and rapidly enrolling patients in those trials.”

Emory researchers receive MMRF award

From left to right: Beverly Harrison, Vice President of Clinical Development at the MMRC, Dr. Leon Bernal-Mizrachi and Dr. Jonathan Kaufman of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, and Walter M. Capone, Chief Operating Officer of the MMRF.

The MMRC is a non-profit organization that brings together 16 leading academic institutions with a focus on accelerating drug development in multiple myeloma. Out of the 16 institutions, Winship earned best overall performance for 2013. In addition to these honors, Lonial was recognized for his exceptional leadership of the MMRC Steering Committee, PRC and the MMRF CoMMpass℠ Study Steering Committee.

Many groundbreaking medical advances have been made possible because of volunteer participation in clinical studies and research. As Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, Winship is proud to offer our patients access to the latest in research and clinical studies. We want to thank the MMRF for this recognition as well as all our partners in the MMRC. It is a pleasure to work with organizations as we strive to continue advancing research and the development of treatment therapies for multiple myeloma.

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  • Sabrina W.

    My husband has been recently diagnosed [removed for patient privacy]. We are currently being treated with [removed for patient privacy]. What are our options once remission is achieved and what happens if stem cell transplant does not work?

    • Hi Sabrina, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we cannot speak to your husband’s treatment plan without seeing him in person. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our of multiple myeloma experts, please call 404-778-1900. Our team at Winship at Emory is dedicated to making individualized treatment decisions based on the unique needs of each patient. Our providers lead and participate in research and clinical trials that have led to the development of new, targeted treatment therapies for multiple myeloma.