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Roughly 15,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients are seen annually by Winship physicians.
Former President Jimmy Carter received care at Winship and has discussed the treatment he received there.
There are 48 NCI comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.
This new designation recognizes Winship’s work on a broader scale, meaning the research in its labs, clinics and population sciences is being used to tackle specific cancer challenges in Georgia.
It is expected that more than 50,000 Georgians will be diagnosed with cancer this year and about a third of them will get some level of care at various Winship locations.
Cancer is the No. 2 killer of U.S. residents behind heart disease.
Winship earned its first NCI cancer center designation in 2009, and the grant was renewed in 2012.