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July 16, 2012

Date Released: 16 July 2012
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Study: Coffee May Lower The Risk Of Getting Common Skin Cancer
CBS Local - Jul 2, 2012
"There is no protection against squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer," said Dr. Kevin Cooper ...


Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar: DCTD's Redesign of the Early Experimental Therapeutics Program

The NCI CTEP Early Experimental Therapeutics program is being redesigned to address new challenges and opportunities in cancer drug development. To learn about this exciting redesign, join NCI's Office of Cancer Centers for a FREE webinar Thursday, July 26 from 2-3:30 pm.

Drug development now requires new approaches, including the full molecular characterization of patients' tumors. To address these new challenges and opportunities, the NCI has initiated a full redesign of its early experimental therapeutics program, encompassing phase 0 through phase 2. Featured speaker Dr. S. Percy Ivy, Associate Chief of the Investigational Drug Branch of CTEP, will discuss how the program will be structured to employ a team science approach and define a best path forward to develop new drugs.


DOD Consultant Event

Last month, Bede Littman, Director of the School of Medicine Office of Strategic Initiatives, met with the Program Leaders to present an overview of her office and various available resources/functions that can be helpful to members, such as

  • Serve as DOD liaisons
  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Coordinate interdisciplinary research efforts (e.g. AFIRM II)
  • Forge partnerships and collaborations, both public and private
  • Provide support services (e.g. DOD submissions)
  • Lobbying efforts
  • Attend DOD meetings, conferences, and coordinate site visits

The Office of Strategic Initiatives has a relationship with Martin, Blanke & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm in Washington, DC that is available to assist with Department of Defense (DOD) inquires and submissions. The Office is coordinating a DOD grant submission event for Cancer Center members on Thursday, August 2 where consultants from Martin, Blanke & Associates, LLC will be on campus for 20 thirty-minute sessions to offer review and feedback of DOD one-pagers.

Interested investigators should submit a one-pager to Gillian Todd at by Tuesday, July 17. Please use the CWRU SOM one-pager template.

In your cover email, please indicate:

  • whether you have received DOD funding in the past;
  • if you have current DOD partnerships;
  • whether you are available on August 2.

Investigators selected to participate in this event will be notified by Tuesday, July 24. Please note this event is restricted to CWRU faculty, including members with CCLCM appointments. These one-on-one meetings are not required, but can be very helpful.

If you are unavailable on August 2 but are interested in a one-on-one session, please forward your one-pager with a note indicating your interest in participating in a future session. Depending on the amount of interest shown, we may set up future information sessions with the consultants. As deemed appropriate, prepared one-pagers are shared with relevant DOD agencies to promote the work of investigators at CWRU SOM, and to gauge the DOD's interest.

Please remember, support is available throughout the year through the SOM Office of Strategic Initiatives. For more information, please contact: Elizabeth 'Bede' Littman (216.368.1841, or Irene Shaland (216.368.4970,


The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

The Vilcek Foundation is accepting applications for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, open to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.

Deadline: August 14


July 10, 2012

Featured Article: Some Children with Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Need Radiation Therapy

Test May Reduce the Need for Surgery to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer

Skin Cancers Traced to Previously Unknown Effect of UV Radiation

Experimental Drug Based on Plant Toxin Targets and Kills Tumor Cells

Also in the Journals: Cells Most Vulnerable to HPV Identified

Guest Commentary: Cancer Survivorship Research: Translating Science to Care

In Depth
To Eat or Not to Eat: With Cancer Therapies, That Is the Question

Featured Clinical Trial: MRI-Guided Focal Laser Therapy for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

A Meeting of Minds: Young Oncologists Make the Most of the ASCO Annual Meeting

FDA Update Update






**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

July 16

July 17

July 18

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Afshin Dowlati, MD
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Lung Cancer- The Changing Landscape
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

OnCore Clinical Trials Management System Training
April Firstencel
Research Coordinator, Case CCC
Topic: Reviews Tab of Main Console
12 pm Wearn 137

July 19

July 20

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Erica Campagnaro, MD 
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Introduction to Multiple Myeloma
8 am Wearn 137

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Second Annual Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference
September 21
Wolstein Research Building
Brochure and Registration Form

National GvHD Health Symposium
November 2
Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside


Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
October 8-10
Albuquerque, NM

Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities conference
November 1-4
Nassau, The Bahamas

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
January 3-7, 2013
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Call for Abstracts Deadline: July 31


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Bridge Grant
Deadline: July 16

Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: July 23
External Deadline: September 28

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Health Disparity Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 26
Application Deadline: August 9

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Explorer Awards
Deadline: August 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Pathfinder Award: Intermediate Nurse Researcher Grants
Deadline: August 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Discovery Award: Independent Nurse Researcher Grants
Deadline: August 1

American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
LOI Deadline: August 1
Application Deadline: October 15

International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Senior Research Award
Deadline: August 1

International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Junior Research Award
Deadline: August 1

University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute Scholar-Innovator Grants program
Deadline: August 1

Case CCC ACS Institutional Research Grant Awards
Application Deadline: August 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: August 9
Application Deadline: August 23

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC)
Deadline: August 15

2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards
LOI Deadline: August 21
Application Deadline: September 21

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Advancing Care through Science Conference Scholarship
Deadline: September 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 'A' Award
Deadline: September 17

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program
Deadline: September 21

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 30

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Epidemiology Awards
Deadline: December 17

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

SAIC-Frederick Support of the Cancer Genome Atlas Program
Application Deadline: Open

Solving Kids' Cancer Therapeutic Development Initiative
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P50) (RFA-DA-13-003)

Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R01) (PAR-12-228)

Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R21) (PAR-12-229)

Prioritizing Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention with Nutritional Combinations (R01)(PA-10-035)

Development, Application, and Evaluation of Prediction Models for Cancer Risk and Prognosis (R01)(PA-10-025)

Epigenetic Approaches in Cancer Epidemiology (R01)(PA-10-031)

Epigenetic Approaches in Cancer Epidemiology (R21)(PA-10-032)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin Todd
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax


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