May 23, 2011Date Released: 23 May 2011
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MARK YOUR CALENDARSCancer Center Seminar Series: Personalized Medicine in Clinical Trials
Friday, May 27
Please join us Friday, May 27 at the next Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring Donald A. Berry, PhD, Head of Division of Quantitative Sciences and Professor and Chair of Biostatistics- Quantitative Sciences at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Berry will presentPersonalized Medicine in Clinical Trials.
Donald Berry is a research professor in the Department of Biostatistics of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was founding Chair of this department in 1999. Since 1990, he has served as a faculty statistician on the Breast Cancer Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), a national oncology group. In this role, he has designed and supervised the conduct of many large U.S. intergroup trials. Through Berry Consultants, LLC he has consulted with many pharmaceutical and medical device companies on clinical trial design and analysis issues. He is well known as a developer of Bayesian adaptive designs that minimize sample size while increasing the likelihood of detecting drug activity, efficiently using information that accrues over the course of the trial. Since 1999, the Department of Biostatistics has designed over 300 clinical trials that take a Bayesian approach. He is co-developer (with Giovanni Parmigiani) of BRCAPRO, a widely used program that provides individuals' probabilities of carrying mutations of breast/ovarian cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Dr. Berry received his PhD in statistics from Yale University, and previously served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and Duke University. He has held endowed positions at Duke University and MD Anderson. Dr. Berry is the author of several books on biostatistics and over 300 published articles, including first-authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Nature. Dr. Berry has been the principal investigator for numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.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 OPPORTUNITIESPilot 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 http://cancer.case.edu. Contact Terri Daso, Cancer Center Administration (844-7252,email@example.com) for more information.
LOI Deadline: June 13
The AACR is accepting applications for the following opportunities:
Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research
AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Center Members Drs. David Danielpour and Mark Jackson along with Rocky Cipriano, Charlene Kan, James Graham, and Martha Stampfer, co-authored the publicationTGF-β signaling engages an ATM-CHK2-p53-independent RAS-induced senescence and prevents malignant transformation in human mammary epithelial cells, which was published in the May 17 issue of "PNAS". This paper was edited by Dr. George Stark.ASCO Annual Meeting
The Cancer Center is attempting to track members who are part of the formal program or presenting a poster at theASCO Annual Meeting, June 3-7 in Chicago. Please send information to email@example.com.
NCI CANCER BULLETINMay 17, 2011
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Center for Global Health and Diseases Special Seminar
Cancer Biology Invited Speaker Seminar
Center for Global Health and Diseases Special Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
School of Dental Medicine Seminar
Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) Meeting: Cancer Imaging at the Cleveland Clinic
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Hematology/Oncology Fellows canceled
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ASCO Review 2011
Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
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: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
DOD CDMRP Prostate Cancer Research Program Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program Award
DOD CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program Pilot Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Notice of Opportunity for Fast Track Entry of Assay Projects for High Throughput Screening into the NIH Roadmap Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (NOT-RM-11-018)
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