publication date: May. 19, 2017

Conversation with The Cancer Letter Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute awarded Comprehensive Cancer Center designation

Walter J Curran, Jr.

Executive director, Winship Cancer Institute,

Associate vice president, Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Walter Curran 3


Effective immediately, Winship becomes the newest NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the nation. The number of comprehensive cancer centers now goes up to 48. There are also 14 clinical centers and seven basic research centers.Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University earned the comprehensive cancer center designation.

This NCI designation means that Winship has demonstrated that its outstanding programs are reducing the cancer burden on the state of Georgia through research conducted in its laboratories, its clinical trial program, and its population-based science. Winship members have received $110 million in external peer-reviewed funding in 440 grants in support of this innovative research. The center has over 250 clinical trials.

During the site visit, the review committee watched videotaped remarks from former President Jimmy Carter supporting Winship’s application.

“I never knew that my own life would be saved by research that was funded through the NCI and its program that laid … Continue reading Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute awarded Comprehensive Cancer Center designation

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