Private philanthropy drives discovery at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Thanks in large part to the generosity of donors, we offer patients in Georgia and beyond with advanced cancer care and treatments. As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in Georgia, our patients have access to the latest in cancer care and clinical trials. In fact, last year alone we saw 12,500 new patients and enrolled 800 people in clinical studies.
Support from donors enables Winship physicians and researchers to remain on the frontline of cancer research and treatment. We have seen unprecedented progress in all areas of our operation, and such development means we need the support of our donors now more than ever before. Charitable dollars are at work each and every day at Winship. For example:
- Nabil Saba, MD, FACP, leads a grant-supported team seeking to identify genetic mutations linked to head and neck cancer caused by HPV infection.
- Renee Read, MD, received a grant to study the role of a particular gene in brain tumor invasion and proliferation.
- Carla Berg, PhD, is working with cancer survivors to implement healthy lifestyle interventions, focusing on smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and mood regulation.
As the competition for government grants continues to increase and funding continues to decrease, ongoing philanthropic support for translational research, which results in further funding is crucial. Gifts of any size enable us to pursue our ambitious goals and aid significantly in the fight against cancer. The generosity of our supporters and friends has allowed us to grow into what we are today, and, with your support, our progress will continue as we hold steadfast to our mission of eliminating cancer altogether.
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD
Executive Director, Winship Cancer Institute