Winship Cancer Institute

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For more than 75 years, Winship Cancer Institute has been a leader in cancer research and treatment. The first center to provide advanced care for patients in the Southeast, Winship is now the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Georgia. The NCI designation attracts the best physicians and scientists and gives patients access to major clinical trials of promising new treatments.

Known for collaboration and compassion, Winship experts use what they learn in research to improve patient outcomes and ensure that cancer survivors remain healthy. As a nonprofit organization, Winship depends on the generosity of friends and grateful patients to support its work. To learn how you can become a partner in Winship’s fight against cancer, see the director’s 2013 priorities on this page.

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2014 Director’s Priorities

Grateful patients and friends who invest in Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University support translational research, the development of new technology, and the pursuit of answers through critical clinical trials. With ongoing investment, the talented researchers of Winship will find new ways to prevent, detect, treat, and eventually cure cancers of all kinds.

Winship’s top fund-raising priorities for 2014, according to Executive Director Walter J. Curran Jr., are outlined below.

Increase support for research programs. Investing seed money in pilot research projects allows Winship scientists to explore new ideas, collaborate across disciplines, and develop promising initial data. By enabling scientists to build a strong research program that earns major cancer grants, these investments provide significant leverage.

Renovate research space and purchase equipment. To keep pace with ever-improving technology and provide state-of-the-art research space, we are planning a substantial renovation of Winship cancer research labs in Clinic Building B.

Endow chairs. Among the highest honors in academic medicine, these endowed positions ensure the continued success of star programs and help Winship compete for eminent physician researchers. Such leaders will achieve breakthroughs in cancer research, mentor and teach future physicians, and provide comprehensive, compassionate care for patients.

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