February 7, 2011Date Released: 7 February 2011
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Gold Nanoparticles 'Make Anti-cancer Drugs More Effective'
Running a Cancer Roadblock
Health Highlights: Gene Test May Someday Improve Prostate Cancer Treatment
New Clinical Trial to Determine Ovarian Cancer Risks in African-American Women
Brain Tumor Surgery
NEW MEMBERS CORNER
Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Case CCC:
Shideng Bao, PhD
Brian Gastman, MD
Meg Gerstenblith, MD
Mei Zhang, PhD
MARK YOUR CALENDARSCancer Center Seminar Series: Image Guided Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy
Friday, February 11
Please join us Friday, February 11 at the next Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring Agata Exner, PhD. Dr. Exner, Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at CWRU, will present Image Guided Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy.
Dr. Exner is an innovator in the fields of drug delivery and image guided intervention leading an inter-disciplinary team of researchers at the Case Center for Imaging Research. Her research focuses on development of minimally invasive drug delivery approaches to cancer management, and is primarily supported by the NCI and National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Dr. Exner received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from CWRU.
The Exner Laboratory for Image Guided Therapeutics has been working in the area of image-guided drug delivery since its inception in 2003. Their efforts have resulted in several techniques for noninvasive characterization and modulation of drug delivery on a broad scale, from in situ forming implants to multifunctional nanoparticles. They currently have two primary collaborative projects. The first focuses on exploring the use of ultrasound to develop a comprehensive image-guidance approach for the development and application of in situ forming implants for intratumoral chemotherapy delivery. The second project engineers ultrasound contrast agents on the nano-scale for ultrasound-guided delivery of a bioactive agent for cancer hyperthermia treatment.Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
The leaders of the Case CCC Cell Death Regulation Program (Program 2) invite you to this month's program research meeting Thursday, February 10 from 4-6 pm in WRB 3-136. This month's meeting will focus on autophagy.
Refreshments will be provided and parking validated. Please contact Kristin Waite with any questions.Integrated Genomics Shared Resource (IGSR) Lecture
As part of its planned vigorous outreach program, the Cancer Center's newly formed Integrated Genomics Shared Resource (IGSR) will host a talk by speaker Mark Adams, PhD on RNA-Sequencing, Tuesday, February 15 at 2 pm in BRB 105. This promises to be a highly informative lecture and should interest anyone who is curious about or contemplating projects involving quantitation of mRNA, miRNA, snRNA etc using the latest deep sequencing technologies. Dr Adams' address will be broad, covering such topics as: the challenges, technical limitations, cost, data storage and analysis.
For further information on this and other upcoming IGSR-sponsored presentations, please contact Patrick Leahy, Scientific Coordinator, Integrated Genomics Shared resource (ISGR) at 368-0761 or Patrick.Leahy@case.edu.Is Cancer Curable?
Drs. Stan Gerson and Derek Raghavan will discuss cancer treatment at the upcoming Is Cancer Curable, February 17at the Executive Caterers Corporate Club. The event is part of the monthly television series of Corporate Club Luncheon Programs dealing with issues that impact the lives of people in Northeastern Ohio. The program will begin with an interview session by WKYC TV-3 Medical Reporter Monica Robbins, and will conclude with audience questions. Lunch is included in the cost of registration.
Details and registration information are available on theExecutive Caterers Corporate Club website.Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference
The Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference will be held April 8-9 at the Ohio State University Ohio Union in Columbus. The conference features lectures by top experts from throughout the country who discuss stem and progenitor cells, contrast tissue regeneration with repair, and describe the latest advances in wound care. Dr. Christopher Lengner from the Whitehead Institute at MIT will present the Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Lecture on iPS Technology in Regenerative Medicine.
Graduate students, MD/PhD students, medical students, postdoctoral trainees, clinical residents or fellows, and undergraduate students enrolled in training programs are invited to participate in the conference poster session. Research should address tissue injury, repair and inflammation related to all organs. The early-bird deadline for submissions is February 15. Students and fellows who submit abstracts by the early bird deadline will be recognized with a registration fee waiver. All submitted abstracts will be discussed in a poster session that will be judged by a panel of national experts. Best poster awards will be given in the following categories: undergraduate, graduate, medical student, resident and clinical fellow, postdoctoral fellow and assistant-professor-rank faculty.Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
The Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat will be July 8-9, 2011. Further details will be released in the coming months.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESMultiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the following funding opportunities:
2011 Senior Research Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers who have more than five years experience in blood cancer research. The goal of this initiative is to accelerate the development of therapeutic approaches for myeloma.
Deadline: February 15
2011 Research Fellow Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers with less than five years experience (post highest degree obtained, doctorate or equivalent) working under the supervision of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. The goal of this initiative is to help support young investigators studying in the field of multiple myeloma while advancing the understanding of myeloma disease biology, treatment and drug resistance.
Deadline: March 29Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO is accepting applications for the following opportunities:
ASCO Medical Student Rotation
Deadline: February 21
ASCO Resident Travel Award
Deadline: February 21
ANNOUNCEMENTSCase CCC Members Named AAAS Fellows
In December 2010, 503 individuals were elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Case CCC is honored to have two members recognized for their contributions to science and technology:Dr. Thomas Hamilton for the Medical Sciences, and and Dr. James Anderson for Engineering. In addition, Dr. Eileen White, who has served on the Case CCC External Advisory Board since 2009, was also recognized for her work in the Medical Sciences. Congratulations to all!Mark Smith Memorial Service
An on-campus memorial service for Mark A. Smith, PhD, professor of pathology, is scheduled for Monday, February 14 at 5:15 pm. The service will be held in the Amasa Stone Chapel at 10940 Euclid Avenue (Euclid Avenue just west of Adelbert Road). A reception will follow in the first floor of Crawford Hall. For questions or additional information, please contact: Kathy Malone at 368-3109 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Nicol at 368-5515 or email@example.com.NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Applications are now being accepted for the NASA Space Radiation Summer School, June 6–24. This program is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty with an interest in radiation biology. Both foreign nationals and US citizens may apply to the program. All selected students must satisfy Brookhaven National Laboratory safety and security requirements in order to be admitted. In addition, due to the intense nature of the three-week course, selected students must possess oral and written proficiency in the English language.
Deadline: February 13iMedRIS Training
New cancer research protocols requiring IRB review will be submitted, reviewed and stored electronically using the Case Cancer IRB electronic, web-based submission and review database provided by iMedRIS™ Data Corporation.
Part 4 (How to Respond to Stipulations) and Part 5 (How to submit Amendments) of the iMedRIS™ training sessions will be offered through February. All interactive training will be accessible online using Adobe Acrobat Connect and telephone conference line and can be accessed at personal workstations.
For more information or to download training guides, please visit the iRIS Training Page. To register, please contactMariesa Malinowski or Mark Tennant.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar canceled
Cancer Biology Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Breast Cancer Retreat
Department of Immunology Faculty Research in Progress Seminar
Molecular Cardiology Faculty Seminar Series
NCRM Lunch and Learn
Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cell Biology Seminar Series
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Department of Neurosciences Special Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Breast Cancer Detection and Management: Issues for 2011
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Active Living Research Annual Conference
14th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium 2011
Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals
4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference
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
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
2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
National CENter for ReGenerAtive Medicine UnderGraduate StudEnt (ENGAGE) Summer Program
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Widespread Blizzard (NOT-OD-11-040)
Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for U.S. - China Biomedical Collaborative Research on Cancer, Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases including HIV/AIDS and its Co-morbidities (NOT-CA-11-003)
Notice of Correction of Expiration Dates for PAR-09-224 Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01) and PAR-09-225 Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21) (NOT-CA-11-006)
SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Toward Commercialization (R44) (RFA-CA-11-002)
Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (SI2) (RFA-OD-11-001)
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