November 19, 2012Date Released: 19 November 2012
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Stem Cells' Promise Hits Funding Wall in Michigan
Stem Cell Therapy: What Physicians Should Know
Breast Cancer Vaccine Researcher Vincent Tuohy Gets $1 Million Gift
Options Shifting for First-line Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESFriends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test
Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and education and to raising funds for research into earlier detection of breast cancer, is requesting applications for pilot projects that focus on new methods to improve detection of early breast cancer. This organization is especially interested in the development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection, with the hope that pilot projects will provide preliminary data that leads to applications for more substantial peer-reviewed funding.
Deadline: December 1
MARK YOUR CALENDARSMiltenyi Biotec Seminar and Machine Demonstration
A representative from Miltenyi Biotec will be on campus Thursday, November 29 to give a seminar discussion and live demonstration of a new machine they have developed for aiding in the digestion and dissociation of tumor tissue for growing cells ex vivo, called the gentleMACS. Learn how MACS® Technology provides unique, reliable, and convenient solutions for your research. The combined product portfolio offers an unrivaled resource for researchers: from tissue dissociation through cell isolation, cell culture and analysis, to small animal preclinical imaging. Discover solutions optimized to deliver outstanding results while saving you time.
Brian Kierce, Miltenyi Biotec District Sales Manager, will present, Tissue dissociation and downstream magnetic cell isolation technologies, at 11 am in Wolstein Research Building 2-136. He will also be available to give live demonstrations of the machine later in the day. If anyone would like to try out the machine using their favorite tumor/tissue, or see the machine in action please contact Kristy Miskimen (216.368.5363, email@example.com).So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER
Registration is open for So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER, to be held Friday, December 14 in the WRB Auditorium. This half-day symposium will help heighten the understanding of comparative effectiveness research (CER), identify strategies to evaluate competing treatments and highlight the various research design methods available to perform CER. The course will be taught at an introductory level and is designed to provide resources for investigators to pursue future research projects. There is $25 registration fee, though this fee is waived for trainees, scholars, and K awardees.
CER is defined as the direct comparison of existing health care interventions to determine which work best for which patients and which pose the greatest benefits and harms. CER is receiving increasing importance nationally and internationally as a priority area of investigation and has led to the establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
ANNOUNCEMENTSCase CCC Clinical Trials Admin Staff Hold Office Hours at the Cleveland Clinic
Case CCC clinical trials administrative staff is now holding office hours at the Cleveland Clinic in JJN2-326:
Please feel free to stop by their office in the JJ building with any questions regarding PRMC, Clinicaltrials.gov, NCI/CTRP and OnCore issues.Cancer Care Video Challenge
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites cancer patients, survivors, and their families and friends to create short, compelling videos sharing a personal story that describes a goal of a cancer patient or survivor, and how technology (such as health IT or consumer eHealth tools) is used to support meeting that goal. There are a variety of tools and applications that can be used to help patients and their families navigate the various aspects of living with or transitioning from cancer treatment to survivorship.
The purpose of the challenge is to generate videos that will inspire and motivate others to become more engaged in their care, through the use of consumer e-health tools and other health IT to improve communication and collaboration with their health care team (doctors, nurses, and other allied health care professionals), and better manage their cancer-related care.
The deadline to submit a video is December 21. Cash prizes are available to the winners.
NCI CANCER BULLETINNovember 13, 2012
Cancer Center Chalk Talk
Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Sequencing Data Interest Group
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Skeletal Research Center
Radiation Oncology Physics Seminar
Medicine Grand Rounds
Hematology and Oncology Research Conference canceled
Cancer Center Research in Progress canceled
Cancer Center Seminar Series canceled
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
The Cancer Genome Atlas 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
AACR Dharma Master Jiantai Innovative Grant for Lung Cancer Research
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Awards
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences (Admin Supp)(PA-13-018)
NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23)(PAR-12-052)
NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)(PAR-12-050)
Validation of Molecular Diagnostics to Predict Patient Outcomes Using Specimens from Multi-Site Cancer Trials (R21)(PA-12-014)
NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05)(PAR-12-065)
Validation and Advanced Development of Emerging Molecular Analysis Technologies for Cancer Research (R33)(RFA-CA-13-002)
Validation and Advanced Development of Emerging Technologies for Biospecimen Science (R33)(RFA-CA-13-004)
Early-Stage Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research (R21)(RFA-CA-13-001)
Early-Stage Development of Innovative Technologies for Biospecimen Science (R21)(RFA-CA-13-003)
Biomechanisms of Peripheral Nerve Damage by Anti-Cancer Therapy (R01)(PA-12-082)
Biomechanisms of Peripheral Nerve Damage by Anti-Cancer Therapy (R21 (PA-12-083)
The NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)(PAR-12-06)
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