April 4, 2011Date Released: 4 April 2011
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORAnnual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2007, Featuring Tumors of the Brain and Other Nervous System
According to the recently released Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, there has been a decrease in the rate of deaths from all cancers. Lung cancer continues to take more lives than any other cancer, despite a continued decrease in lung cancer deaths in men and a first-time decrease in in women. New cancer diagnoses for adults have also dropped slightly, though childhood cancer incidence rates have increased.
The Report also includes a special section on brain tumors and other nervous system cancers. Of special note, researchers found non-malignant tumors were about twice as common as malignant tumors in adults. Brain tumors were much more common among adults than children, but if a child was diagnosed with a brain tumor it was more likely to be malignant.
The Report appeared online March 31 in the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute", and will be available in print on May 4. A summary of report highlights is available on the NCI website.
Stan Gerson, MD
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MARK YOUR CALENDARSCase CCC Scientific Series
The next installment of the Case CCC Scientific Series is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 from 4-6:30 pm in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1-413). Drs. Anton Gorbachev, Neetu Gupta and Alex Huang will discuss the topic of Immunology. Presentations will be followed by a short receptions. All are encouraged to attend.Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
The Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat will be July 8-9 at Corporate College East. Details will be posted soon.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESStrategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures [SPECS II]
The cancer center leadership encourages consideration of this grant opportunity especially in the context of our disease based research initiative and strategic plan. Please direct comments to Dr. Stan Gerson and he will facilitate dialogue with other cancer center member investigators.
This message is to alert you to a new funding opportunity announcement: Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures [SPECS II] (PAR-11-151). There will be one receipt date in 2011 for this competition. Please note this is a re-issue of PAR-10-126. New in 2011: electronic application submission and a cap on requested budgets.
This FOA encourages the submission of grant applications for support of the clinical application of multi-analyte molecular signatures derived from comprehensive molecular annotation of tumors. The NCI invites investigators to form strategic partnerships that will bring together the multi-disciplinary expertise and resources needed to determine how the information derived from comprehensive molecular analyses can be used to improve patient care and, ultimately, patient outcomes.
ANNOUNCEMENTSGeorge Stark Named Honored with American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's (ASBMB) 2011 Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Lectureship
Congratulations to Dr. George Stark who was awarded the 2011 Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Lectureship by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Dr. Stark will present his award lecture the ASBMB's annual meeting on April 9 in Washington, DC.AACR Annual Meeting
The following Cancer Center members will be participating in the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, April 2-6:
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD
Jorge A. Garcia, MD
Donna Hansel, MD, PhD
Michael Kattan, PhD
Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD
Jeremy Rich, MD
Brian Rini, MD
A full listing of all Cancer Center member presentations and abstracts is available on our website.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
LRI Graduate Student Association Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Breast Cancer Detection and Management: Issues for 2011
Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference
Midwest Blood Club 9th Annual Symposium
2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series: 2011 Symposium on NF-κB, Cancer, Obesity, and Inflammation
4th International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis and the Lymphovascular System
2nd Annual Department of Medicine Research Day
Race for the Place
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting
Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2011
8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Research Program
AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Genetic Screens to Enhance Zebrafish Research (R01) (PAR-11-130)
Enhancing Zebrafish Research with Research Tools and Techniques (R01) (PAR-11-131)
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