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July 9, 2012

Date Released: 9 July 2012
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Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards

The Cancer Center encourages members to consider a response to the following NIH initiative. We will prioritize discussions that enable a grant submission, and will support the administrative effort and use of core facilities, etc in anticipation of a response. Winning grants really require a forward-looking effort that is focused but far reaching.

Please consider your work and that of collaborators. There are a number of investigators who "fit the bill" we would be delighted to see this effort success at our Cancer Center!

On July 2, NIH announced a funding opportunity for the 2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (formerly known as the Transformative Research Project [TR01]). This Common Fund initiative supports unconventional high risk/high impact projects with strong potential of crating new or shifting existing paradigms in clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science. Applications should be relevant to the NIH mission, and could be submitted by individuals and teams.

While searching for bold project ideas, the NIH is piloting a novel approach to the applications process: the applicants are expected to focus on innovation strategy and significance without an expectation of submitting any preliminary data. Awards will support budgets up to $25 million total costs per year for up to five years. The deadline for submitting Transformative Research Project applications is September 21, 2012 with Letters of Intent due by August 21, 2012.

Please notify Anne Duli and Terri Daso, Case CCC Administration, if you plan to submit.


University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at St. John Medical Center opens in Westlake
Plain Dealer - July 2, 2012
"That center is very busy and has really outgrown its available space," said Seidman President Dr. Nathan Levitan. "We can't expand further at ...

Cleveland Clinic's Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery Offers Safe, Effective Non-Invasive Outpatient Surgery Alternative 
PR Web (press release) - Jun 20, 2012
Gene Barnett, MD, the Director of Cleveland Clinic's Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center notes that "Stereotactic ...


Alex Huang Receives Award to Study Pediatric Brain Tumors Dr. Alex HuangDr. Alex Huang recently received an Innovation Award from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for his project Developing Immune-modulatory Strategies Against Primary and Metastatic Tumors in the Central Nervous System. These Awards provide critical and significant seed funding to experienced investigators with a novel and promising approach to finding causes and cures for childhood cancers. Avon Breast Health Outreach Program Suspended Until 2013

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program is currently reviewing its funding procedures and will not be issuing a competitive RFP for 2013 funding. Only currently funded agencies who are performing well and meeting all program and reporting requirements will be eligible for 2013 funding. A competitive application process open to all applicants will be re-instituted July, 1, 2013 to compete for 2014 funds.


American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Awards

The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG), will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the Case School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as well as in other schools and colleges in the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000 direct costs, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.

Letter of Intent Deadline: TODAY, July 9
Application Deadline: August 3

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation is accepting applications for the Advancing Care through Science Conference Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient will receive an educational scholarship up to $1,200 to apply toward their ONS Connections Conference expenses including travel to and from the conference and per diem conference expenses. Applicants must be registered nurses involved in cancer nursing.

Deadline: September 1





**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

July 9

July 10

Cancer Center Retreat 2012: Preparation for Site Visit
10 am - 4 pm Dively Building
Pre-registration required

Chair of Cancer Biology Candidate Seminar
Qing Yi, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Targeting the Microenvironment for Cancer Therapy:Insights from Myeloma
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

July 11

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Joseph Baar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Breast Cancer
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

July 12

July 13

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 and Oncology Special Seminar
Topic: TBD
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


Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
Deadline Extended: July 9

Case CCC ACS Institutional Research Grant Awards
LOI Deadline: July 9
Application Deadline: August 3

Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research
Deadline: July 9

ASCO Diagnostic Development Tutorial Attendee Grant
Deadline: July 13

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

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

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC)
Deadline: August 15

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

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07)(PAR-12-067)

Development, Application, and Evaluation of Prediction Models for Cancer Risk and Prognosis (R21)(PA-10-026)

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