October 31, 2011Date Released: 31 October 2011
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
The NCI Office of Cancer Centers is hosting a series of free webinars that I hope you will participate in. The next webinarwill be Tuesday, November 1, 2-3:30 pm, and will highlightThe Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program, and Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan will be one of the featured presenters. Drs. Barnholtz Sloan and Donna Hansel have grants supporting contributions to the TCGA in brain tumors and bladder cancer.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Sectra Signs Medical Imaging Research Agreement With University
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MARK YOUR CALENDARSCancer Center Seminar Series: SNP's: Activity or Toxicity of Targeted Agents in Renal Cancer!
Friday, November 4
Please join us Friday, November 4 at the next Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring Drs. Brian Rini and Ram Ganapathi, who will present SNP's: Activity or Toxicity of Targeted Agents in Renal 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 this 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.NCRM Annual Scientific Retreat
The National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) Annual Scientific Retreat will be Monday, November 14 from 8 am-4:30 pm in Dively 202. Anyone within the CWRU community with an interest in regenerative medicine is encouraged to attend, including faculty, researchers, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, lab staff, and clinicians. The day will include a scientific poster session. Cash prizes will be awarded for top posters submitted by graduate students and postdocs. Please send poster title and abstract to Susan Halloway. There is no fee to attend, butregistration is required.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESCellular 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 Extended: November 17SU2C-PCF Prostate Dream Team Translational Cancer Research Grant
Stand Up To Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research, call upon the cancer research community to submit letters of intent for a new Dream Team dedicated to prostate cancer research. You are invited to submit ideas for translational cancer research projects that would address therapeutic interventions for advanced prostate cancer with special emphasis on metastatic disease, and deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, synergistic Dream Team of expert investigators.
LOI Deadline: November 28CTSC Core Utilization Funding Opportunity
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of CWRU Core Utilization pilot program supports investigator use of and familiarity with CTSC Core operations and personnel, in anticipation of applications for external funding using CTSC resources. Ideal uses may be to run tests on samples already collected, build cross-disciplinary collaborative programs, develop enabling technologies, new therapeutic, diagnostic or outcomes assessment approaches and/or devices; basic researcher/clinical researcher collaborations; and/or promotion of research in the community.
Deadline: December 1Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders
The Pioneer Portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is partnering with Ashoka Changemakers to launchInnovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders, a competition to find cutting-edge health care solutions from anywhere in the world that have the potential to be applied in other countries. Entries received before December 12 at 5 pm are eligible to win $500 and a private consulting session with industry experts.
Deadline: February 13, 2012Case CCC Clinical Trials Funding Opportunity
The Case CCC is encouraging investigators to submit Letters of Intent for the Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS) funding for Year 2011.
The budgeted funds are for the conduct of early phase clinical trials which are testing a candidate agent or device and are of short duration. PSRS funding is restricted to support research nurses and data managers directly involved in the conduct of these clinical trials. Trials which are receiving a partial support from industry are eligible for PSRS funding; however, trials receiving support through other peer reviewed research grants or contracts are not. Currently open to accrual studies which meet the referenced criteria will be considered as well.
Please direct questions to Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi or Dr. John Sweetenham.
ANNOUNCEMENTSChance Named as CWRU SOM Vice Dean of Research
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Chance, who was recently appointed Vice Dean for Research at the CWRU School of Medicine. Dr. Chance is a demonstrated leader in his field, and has served as Director of the Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics since 2005.Barnholtz-Sloan and Kim Manuscripts Included in Melanoma Supplement
Drs. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan and Julian Kim were co-authors on three manuscripts included in Melanoma Surveillance in the United States, a supplement to the "Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology":
Comprised of 15 manuscripts, the supplement represents the largest, most comprehensive examination of melanoma data to-date covering up to 78% of the US population.Pilot Project Awards: Interinstitutional Basic, Clinical and Translational Research Projects in Cancer
The following projects have been selected by the Case CCC to receive pilot funding to support Interinstitutional Basic, Clinical and Translational Research Projects in Cancer:
The purpose of these awards is 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.Clinical Research Education Needs Assessment Survey
CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth Medical Center have partnered to form the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC). One of the goals of the CTSC is to strengthen the training and career pathways for all clinical and translational research team members, including research assistants, study coordinators, data managers, and study recruiters. The CTSC asks that you participate in a survey to assess interest in a certificate program in clinical research fundamentals. A certificate would demonstrate standard competency among the partner institutions. All responses will be anonymous; candid comments are welcome. The survey will be active through November 18.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Coulter Legacy Lecture
Cancer Biology Fellows Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Seminar Series
Molecular and Microbiology Seminar
Graft Versus Host Disease Conference
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
AACR-FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research
Kimmel Scholar Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Deadlines Extended for Funding Opportunities with Deadlines This Week Due to Delay in Visibility of Application Image (NOT-OD-12-008)
NCI Will Participate in RFA-ES-11-010, Environmental Influences on Stem Cells in Development, Health and disease (R21) (NOT-CA-12-004)
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