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Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

1365 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

About Winship Cancer Institute

As a leading academic medical center, the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University can offer the most advanced, specialized care found anywhere for a patient with pleural mesothelioma.

Winship takes its leadership role seriously by providing world-class clinical care fueled by its own groundbreaking research and discoveries.

It is the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia.

Winship has a multidisciplinary cancer care program that offers chemotherapy, radiation, proton therapy, surgery, immunotherapy and state-of-the-art targeted therapy. It also offers a wide range of complementary therapies and helpful social services.

Personalized treatment plans at Winship are formulated by a diverse staff, which combines traditional diagnostics and staging along with molecular screening and tumor genetics.

The center treats more than 17,000 patients from throughout the state and across the Southeast each year.

Winship prides itself on promoting core values that include integrity, innovation, collaboration, courage, compassion and hope.

A Team of Experts

The thoracic staff that sees patients with pleural mesothelioma or lung cancer includes:

U.S. News & World Report lists Winship as one of the country’s leading cancer programs. Its nurses also have earned the prestigious Magnet recognition for nursing excellence.

Research Excellence at Winship

The research staff at Winship was part of 250 different clinical trials that included more than 700 patients in 2017.

Winship was one of 30 cancer centers within the U.S. originally selected as a Lead Academic Participating Site for the National Clinical Trials Network.

Winship received more than $85.7 million in research funding in 2016, including $38.6 million from the National Cancer Institute.

Its physicians see patients at Emory University Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, the Atlanta VA Medical Center and Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Cancer patients at Winship often live longer, better lives because of the biomedical research being done close to home, relying on the latest precision medicine.

There is a strong emphasis on early lung cancer screening, designed to spot disease when it is most treatable.

Winship offers lung-computed tomography (CT screening), which includes low-dose radiation for patients with history of tobacco use.

Snehal Smart, M.D.

Snehal Smart, M.D.

Snehal Smart is the Pleural Mesothelioma Center’s in-house medical doctor, serving as both an experienced Patient Advocate and an expert medical writer for the website. When she is not providing one-on-one assistance to patients, Dr. Snehal stays current on the latest medical research, reading peer-reviewed studies and interviewing oncologists to learn about advancements in diagnostic tools and cancer treatments.

Last Modified February 27, 2019

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