July 18, 2011Date Released: 18 July 2011
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORRelease of the AACI-NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program Strategic Subcommittee Report
On July 13, the AACI-NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Strategic Subcommittee Report will be released, and and can be viewed at http://cancer.gov/ncictrp on the "About CTRP" page. A video cast of the CTRP Subcommittee presentation to the NCI Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee can viewed the morning of July 13.
Please review the task force information and recommendations regarding cancer clinical trials taking place at NCI-designated Cancer Centers across the country. There are excellent data and comments that will help us attain improved trial conduct, accrual and impact.
I welcome your feedback.
Stan Gerson, MD
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ANNOUNCEMENTSClinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Opportunity
The CTSC KL2 seeks outstanding candidates to fill Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2012. The training program is funded by the NIH and it is a component of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. This innovative program is a collaboration involving CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth. Each CR Scholar will embark on a 4-year program of intensive training in interdisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.
Interested applicants should contact Beth Spyke, MPA at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through October 10.Bioinformatics Survey
Many researchers in the Case CCC utilize core services for array-based genomics studies and next generation sequencing studies. These data can be challenging to work with, and the Cancer Center is planning on implementing a new core facility, the Bioinformatics Analysis Core, to assist with these services.
We ask that you complete a short survey to help us understand how to shape this core to best serve Cancer Center memberships needs. Please contact Kristin Waite with any questions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARSOlof Pearson Lecture
The Case CCC and the Division of Hematology/Oncology are pleased to present the "Olof Pearson Lecture" on Thursday, August 4 from 4-5 pm in Wolstein Auditorium. Invited speaker Dennis A. Carson, MD, Director Emeritus of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center will present Treatment of Hairy Cell Leukemia: from Bench to Bedside. A reception will immediately follow the presentation.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESInterinstitutional Basic, Clinical and Translational Research Projects in Cancer: Cycle 2
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center will provide seed money to foster collaborations and to promote and increase institution-wide capacity and competitiveness in basic, clinical or translational research that is aligned with the Cancer Center Scientific Programs and that spans the institutions of the Case CCC.
Deadline: July 15CRCHD Administrative Supplements
CRCHD announces the availability of administrative supplements for the following programs:
Administrative Supplements for a Transdisciplinary Geographic Management Program (GMaP) Pilot Project
Administrative Supplements for Minority Biospecimen/Biobanking -Geographic Management Program (BMaP) Pilot Project
Administrative Supplements to Expand NCI-Supported Community Outreach Capacity Through Community Health Educators (CHEs) of the National Outreach Network
The PRCRP Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardmechanism is being offered for the first time in FY11. To support the future generation of cancer research, this award offers opportunity for a candidate postdoctoral fellow to collaborate with an early career investigator mentor(s) in one or more of the FY11 PRCRP Topic Areas.
Pre-application Deadline: August 10
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is accepting applications for the following research funding opportunities:
Promise Grants are intended to support collaborative, multi-disciplinary research programs that integrate a set of highly synergistic clinical and/or laboratory based research projects to address a critical issue or question in breast cancer research. Programs funded through this grant mechanism are expected to achieve results that would not otherwise be attainable by investigators working independently and should have significant potential to reduce breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the decade.
Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants seek to stimulate exploration of new ideas and novel approaches in breast cancer research and clinical practice that have significant potential to lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the next decade.
Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants are intended to foster increased research independence of promising breast cancer researchers who are in the early stages of their faculty careers. These Grants provide support for research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer and lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the next decade.
Applications are now being accepted for the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP), which provides grants to non-profit organizations to conduct outreach, provide education on breast health and breast cancer screening, link medically underserved women to health care providers and clinical screening services, and work to ensure that they obtain any necessary follow-up care. Small community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: August 26SWOG Biorepository of Specimens Research Proposals
SWOG is accepting proposals for a new round of research projects that make use of specimens from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) or the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). These were two of the largest cancer prevention trials ever conducted, and their biorepositories comprise tens of thousands of biospecimens with associated clinical data.
Proposal Deadline: September 1AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Nominations are currently being accepted for the AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such institutions include those in academia, industry or government.
Deadline: September 26Burroughs Wellcome Fund Medical Scientist Career Awards
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for Medical Scientist Career Awards, which foster the development and productivity of physician-scientists who are early in their careers and help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators.
Deadline: October 1Case CCC Clinical Trials Funding Opportunity
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is announcing the availability of Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS) funding for Year 2011. The budgeted funds are for the conduct of early phase clinical trial and restricted to support research nurses and data managers directly involved in the conduct of these clinical trials. Studies developed jointly between UH and CCF with planned accrual at both institutions will be prioritized. Please direct questions and requests for information about the funding process to Katarzyna Karelus, Administrative Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, at (216) 368-6287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume September 2.
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2011
MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies
First Ascoli Piceno Conference on Gene Vaccination in Cancer
8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Chordoma Foundation Investigator-Initiated Projects
Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Epigenetic Approaches in Cancer Epidemiology (R01) (PA-10-031)
Epigenetic Approaches in Cancer Epidemiology (R21) (PA-10-032)
Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations between Hepatocellular Carcinoma Research Laboratories and AIDS Laboratories (NOT-CA-11-015)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31) (PA-11-111)
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