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June 27, 2011

Date Released: 27 June 2011
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Registration is open for the Case CCC annual scientific retreat, July 8-9 at Corporate College East. All Cancer Center members are encouraged to attend. Please click here to let us know whether or not you are able to attend.

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The Cancer Center has a block of rooms for a reduced rate at the Marriott Cleveland East, which is across from Corporate College East. Click here to reserve a room at your own expense of $114 per night.


Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Vague, Tests Unreliable
Columbus Dispatch - Jun 26, 2011
"It's a totally different situation for women that are felt to be at a substantially higher risk," said Dr. Steven Waggoner, chief of gynecologic oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. "If it is going to be helpful, ...

Drug Shortages Leave Cancer Patients at Risk
MedPage Today - Jun 24, 2011
Burgeoning drug shortages in the past decade, particularly among injectable generics, suggest that the US pharmaceutical business is operating under "an economic model that apparently is no longer tenable," said Neal J. Meropol, MD, chief of hematology ...


Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Case CCC:

Bibo Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
Cell Death Regulation Program

Yousif Matloub, MD
Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells Program

Dale R. Shepard, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Solid Tumor Oncology
Aging-Cancer Research Program

Ping Xia, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
GU Malignancies Program


Individual Biomedical Research Awards

CWRU is eligible to nominate two faculty members for the Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Awards. Projects should represent early-stage biomedical research that has not yet qualified for significant outside funding, including those not yet submitted for funding consideration. The Foundation is looking for research projects that are innovative and cutting-edge, and will only consider proposals that reflect relevance in terms of potential benefit to children.

Internal Deadline: July 15

Searle Scholars Program

CWRU is invited to submit applications for the 2012 Searle Scholar Program competition. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. This limited funding opportunity is for assistant professors in a tenure-track appointment pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, Immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and relevant areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.

Internal Deadline: July 25

Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Awards 2011

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce another round of funding for early career prostate cancer researchers. These awards focus efforts on developing a gifted cohort of investigators to undertake the next generation of prostate cancer research. Please note: the full RFA is now available but the application website will not be accepting submissions until July 17. Mentorship is required for every PCF Young Investigator Award applicant and grantee.

Deadline: August 1

CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Grants

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) is accepting applications for the CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Grants competition. These awards fund the use of Core Services only, ranging from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000, to aid in achieving pilot data. For new investigators and investigators seeking extramural funding in a novel line of work, the all-important preliminary data may be the critical step in competing for a larger grant. The CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Grant program is to support investigator use of CTSC Core operations, in anticipation of applications for extramural funding.

Deadline: August 1

Pilot Project Grants: American Cancer Society IRG Awards

The Case CCC is currently accepting applications for American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) awards. Pilot funding is available for projects in basic, clinical, prevention and control, behavioral, health services, and epidemiology cancer research with awards up to $30,000 for one-year cancer research projects that provide the basis for future independent grants.

Instructions, frequently asked questions, and application forms are available at Contact Terri Daso, Cancer Center Administration (844-7252, for more information.

LOI Deadline: June 13
Application Deadline: July 5, 2011

Case 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


MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies

Registration and Abstract Submission for MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies is now open. MSC 2011, which will take place in Cleveland, August 22-24, will offer a forum for the exchange and discussion of research, ideas, and cutting-edge breakthroughs in translational regenerative medicine. NCRM members receive a discounted registration rate. CWRU SOM is a Gold Sponsor and has 20 complimentary student registrations with abstract submission to conference and all social events. To be considered, please send your abstract to Michael Gilkey by July 26.

To register online or to download registration materials, visit Please also consider submitting an abstract by July 18 for poster presentation, some will be included in speaking roles during the conference.



**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 27

June 28

Cancer Biology Seminar
Matt Summers, PhD
Assistant Staff, Cancer Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Mutual Antagonism Between USP37 and APC-Cdh1 Drives Cell Cycle Progression
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Thesis Presentation
John Heddleston
Rich Lab, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: The Role of Hypoxia in Modulating Glioma Cell Tumorigenic Potential
1 pm SOM W203

June 29

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Cynthia Owusu, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Longitudinal Changes in Functional Status in the Adjuvant Setting Among Older Women with Breast Cancer
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
James Elder, MD, PhD
Professor, Molecular Genetic Dermatology
University of Michigan
Topic: Functional Genomics of TRAF3IP2 in Psoriasis
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

June 30

ASCO Review
7:30 am - 3:30 pm InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center

July 1

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Seminar will resume July 15

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume September 2

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
July 8-9


Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2011
July 13-15
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel in Rockville, Maryland

8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
November 10-12
InterContinental Hotel Cleveland


Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research
Deadline: July 8

Chordoma Foundation Investigator-Initiated Projects
LOI Deadline: July 15
Application Deadline: August 15

James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative 2011
Deadline: July 15

International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Research Grant program
Deadline: August 1

DOD LCRP Early Investigator Synergistic Idea Award
Pre-Application (Preproposal) Deadline: August 3
Application Deadline: November 9

DOD LCRP Investigator Initiated Translational Research Award
Pre-Application (Preproposal) Deadline: August 3
Application Deadline: November 9

DOD LCRP Promising Clinician Research Award
Pre-Application (Preproposal) Deadline: August 3
Application Deadline: November 9

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: August 5

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: August 15

Uniting Against Lung Cancer 2011 Legacy Program for Advances in Lung Cancer Research
Deadline: August 17

AACR Team Science Award
Deadline: September 6

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Deadline: September 12

Lustgarten Foundation Fall 2011: Basic Research Innovator Awards
Concept Proposal Deadline: September 14
Full Application Deadline: October 31

Translational Technology Concept Studies of Circulating Tumor and Endothelial Cells (CTC/CEC)
Deadline: Open

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
Deadline: Open

International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Activity Awards
Application Deadline: Open

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Research Answers to NCI's "Provocative Questions" (R01) (NOT-CA-11-016)

Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research Answers to NCI's "Provocative Questions" (R21) (NOT-CA-11-017)

Modification of PAR-11-229 Limited Competition: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research [IDeA-CTR][U54] (NOT-RR-11-008)

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