Winship Cancer Institute

Dedicated to discovering cures for cancer and inspiring hope, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a prestigious distinction given to the top tier of cancer centers nationwide for making breakthroughs against cancer. Winship is researching, developing, teaching and providing patients novel and highly effective ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, treat and survive cancer. Cancer care at Winship includes leading cancer specialists collaborating across disciplines to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s needs; innovative therapies and clinical trials; comprehensive patient and family support services; and a care experience aimed at easing the burden of cancer. Winship is Where Science Becomes Hope. For more information, visit winshipcancer.emory.edu.
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From Chronic Cough to Cancer Diagnosis

Dave Lamm is an avid cyclist and regularly pedals 30 to 60 miles on the weekend. During the week, he walks 12,000 to 15,000 steps per day. These would be impressive distances for most...

Winship’s Pharmacies Personalize Medications and Improve Cancer Outcomes

Prescription medications are frequently used in treating cancer, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s specialty pharmacies offer pharmaceutical drugs and highly trained pharmacists to help ensure the drugs work as effectively as possible....

Hair Straighteners: What’s the Impact on Uterine Cancer Risk?

Uterine cancer — also called endometrial cancer — is rare. Most women have only a 3% lifetime risk of developing the disease, leading to roughly 65,000 diagnosed cases nationwide each year. Some factors can...

Five Reasons to Schedule Your Next Pap Smear

A cervical cancer screening, such as a Pap or human papillomavirus (HPV) test, may not be high on your to-do list. “But the Pap test is one of the most remarkable cancer screening tools we...

After Surviving Cancer, Young Mother Set on Making Memories With Her Kids

Brandi Bryant was taking a lot of walks in November 2017. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, she started feeling short of breath after exercising. After going to a doctor for a series of X-rays and...

Marlena’s Breast Cancer Story: Strengthening Family Ties and Pursuing Her Purpose

Marlena Murphy didn’t expect to get breast cancer—the first time or the second. “It was something I never imagined I would experience,” she says. At 40 years old, Marlena was doing her regular monthly self-checks...

Cancer Survivorship Means Living Well in the Here-and-Now

Cancer survivorship means different things to different people. Just as no two people’s cancer is exactly alike, neither is their experience of having had, or continuing to live with, cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

Supportive Oncology Helps Maintain Quality of Life During Cancer

About 70% of patients referred to Winship’s Supportive Oncology Clinic mistakenly conflate palliative care and hospice care, according to Kimberly A. Curseen, MD, director of supportive and palliative care outpatient services for Emory Healthcare....

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