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October 3, 2011

Date Released: 3 October 2011
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Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

Appropriations Update: House releases draft spending bill with increases for NIH, NCI

On Thursday, September 29, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education released a draft fiscal year (FY) 2012 spending bill. Much to the surprise of many in the community and in stark contrast to the recently-approved Senate spending bill, the House Subcommittee has proposed a $1 billion increase (3.3%) for the NIH, for a total FY 2012 funding level of $31.7 billion. This total funding level is equal to that which was proposed by President Obama for FY 2012. NCI would see a $136 million increase over FY 2011, for a total proposed funding level of $5.196 billion. This also is consistent with the President's request. You may recall that last week the Senate approved a spending bill that cut NIH by $190 million, for a proposed FY 2012 funding level of $30.5 billion. Under the Senate proposal, NCI would be cut by $58 million. Please see the full report from AACR.

Cancer Center Seminar Series Presentation

At last week's Seminar Series, Dr. Mark Schluchter reported on highlights and discussion points from an NCI workshop on "Criteria for Use of Omics-Based Predictors in Clinical Trials" he attended earlier this year. If you would like a copy of Dr. Schluchter's presentation, please contact Gillian Todd.


New Technology Offers the Next Generation of Mammography
EurekAlert (press release) - Oct 1, 2011
"Tomosynthesis offers women the next generation in breast cancer detection," says Donna Plecha, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at UH Case Medical Center and ..."Annual screening mammograms starting at the age of 40 saves lives," says Paula Silverman, MD, Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program, Seidman Cancer ...

Hospitals Analyzing the Radiation Risk
Columbus Dispatch - Sep 26, 2011
"CT scanning has become the single-most-important source for radiation exposure in humans," said Dr. Pablo Ros, chairman of radiology at University ...


Cancer Center Seminar Series: Exploring Genetically and Epigenetically Altered Pathways as Therapeutic Targets for Colon Cancer

Friday, October 7
12-1 pm
Frohring Auditorium - BRB 105

Please join us Friday, October 7 at the next Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring Zhenghe John Wang, PhD. Dr. Wang, Assistant Professor of Genetics at CWRU, will present Exploring Genetically and Epigenetically Altered Pathways as Therapeutic Targets for Colon Cancer.

Graft vs. Host Disease Conference

The Case CCC and the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation are bringing a national educational conference on Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) to Cleveland on Friday, November 4, 7:30 am to 5 pm, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The conference will unite leading specialists in hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplantation and immunology from more than a dozen of the nation's top cancer research centers and educational institutions to present information on cutting-edge research and treatments. Registration (includes CME credits), is $100 for physicians and pharmacists, $75 for nurses and other healthcare professionals and $25 for students. Please make every effort to register and attend.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pilot Projects Grants Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pilot Projects Grants Program. The purpose of this program to inform on PCORI's ongoing development and enhancement of national priorities for patient-centered outcomes research, support the collection of preliminary data that can provide a platform for an evolving research agenda, and support the identification of research methodology to advance PCOR.

LOI Deadline: November 1
Application Deadline: December 1

Cellular Molecular Imaging of Cancer Pilot Funding: Cancer Microenvironment

The Case CCC is providing seed funding to develop a strong set of integrative cancer biology–molecular imaging projects that enhance interactions between clinical and basic science researchers with members of the Cancer Imaging Program. This funding will support investigative interdisciplinary teams with broad expertise in cancer biology, imaging science, pharmacology, or genetics with opportunities to explore aspects of cancer biology with non-invasive imaging technologies. Open to all Case, CCF and affiliate faculty members with a cancer or molecular imaging research track record.

See the RFA for more information.

Deadline: November 7

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grants

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications forCollaborative Research Travel Grants. These awards support PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses. Candidates must hold a PhD or are studying for a PhD in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering, and are interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences.

Deadline: December 1

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows

Applications are being accepted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program, a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. There will be an optional informational applicant Web conference on November 7. Registration is required.

Deadline: January 18


New Technique Identifies First Events in Tumor Development

NIH-funded study provides insight to the earliest stages of some cancers

NIH to Make a Mightier Mouse Resource for Understanding Disease

Publicly available resource will add detailed medical information about knockout mice



**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

October 3

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Michael Romero, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology
Mayo Clinic
Topic: Stoned Flies, Cystic Fibrosis and Glaucoma: Roles of Bicarbonate Transporting Membrane Proteins
4 pm SOM E501

October 4

October 5

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Hillard Lazarus, MD
Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
Topic: Adherent Cell Therapy: From Bench to Bedside
8 am Lerner B-151

October 6

October 7

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference
Topic: TBD
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
John Marshall, MD
Chief, Div. of Hematology/Oncology, 
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Georgetown University/Lombardi Cancer Center
Topic: Colorectal Cancer
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Zhenghe John Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics
Case Western Reserve University
Topic: Exploring Genetically and Epigenetically Altered Pathways as Therapeutic Targets for Colon Cancer
12 pm BRB 105

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Graft Versus Host Disease Conference
November 4
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland


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


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Innovative Grants
LOI Deadline: October 3

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Deadline: October 11

AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
Deadline: October 11

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Deadline: October 11

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research
Deadline: October 11

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
Deadline: October 11

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award
Deadline: October 11

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program
Deadline: October 12

DOD PRCRP Discovery Award
Pre-Application Deadline: October 13
Application Deadline: October 27

DOD LCRP Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: October 19
Deadline: November 9

Oncology Nursing Society Oncology Nursing Health Policy and Advocacy Award
Deadline: October 31

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards
Deadline: October 31

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Deadline: October 31

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Fellowship
Deadline: October 31

DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research and Education
Deadline: November 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research Program
Deadline: November 1

University-Community Partnerships to Improve Urban Health Outcomes
Deadline: November 1

Friends of Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation (FJCILF) E.D. Thomas Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: November 2

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program
Deadline: November 9

NCI Provocative Questions Project
Deadline: November 14

Kimmel Scholar Award
Deadline: December 1

Kimmel Translational Science Award
Deadline: December 1

American Medical Association Seed Grant Research Program
Deadline: December 5

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
Deadline: January 11, 2012

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

Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
Deadline: Open

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

International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Research Grant Program
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1) (RFA-RM-11-004)

2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (RFA-RM-11-005)

Revised Multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) Policy to Allow Change with Prior Approval (NOT-OD-11-118)

Revised Policy: Managing Conflict of Interest in the Initial Peer Review of NIH Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applications (NOT-OD-11-120)

NIH Announces the Posting of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) applicable to the 2011 revised regulation on the Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought for All NIH-Supported Institutions (NOT-OD-11-121)

Cancer Research Network: a Research Resource within Health Care Delivery System (Limited Competition U24) (RFA-CA-11-502)

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