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November 26, 2012

Date Released: 26 November 2012
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Unraveling the Breast Cancer Genome Gives Hope for a Cure
WKYC-TV - Nov 23, 2012
They're all fruit but there's apples, oranges, pears and bananas and each one of them has clear distinctions," says Dr. Lyndsay Harris, Medical ...

Genetic Factor Holds Key to Blood Vessel Health
Newswise - Nov 19, 2012
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, KLF4, kruppel-like factor, Mukesh Jain, Cardiovascular Disease, Blood Vessels, ...


Dr. Harter Receives Funding for Melanoma Research

‌M.L. (Nikki) Harter, PhDM.L. (Nikki) Harter, PhD, has received an R21 grant from NIH. This grant is designed to further her promising discoveries on the effect of solar UVR in the development of melanoma. Dr. Harter will receive $241,500 for two years.


Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation: Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year Award

The Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year Awardrecognizes an AOCN/AOCNP/AOCNS who has made significant contributions to oncology nursing and oncology nursing service, and who has supported and promoted oncology nursing certification. The Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year will receive $1,000 and be presented with a crystal award at the Recognition Breakfast for Oncology Certified Nurses at the ONS Annual Congress.

Deadline: December 15

Beez Foundation

The Beez Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer works to cure brain cancer through research, public awareness, and related support activities for pediatric cancer treatment. The primary goal of the foundation is to identify and target key areas in the field of children's brain cancer research and patient services that are presently underfunded. The Foundation is soliciting proposals in three areas: Pediatric Brain Cancer Research, Education or Patient Services.

Deadline: January 2, 2013

Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Awards

The James Ewing Foundation of the Society of Surgical Oncology is accepting applications for its 2013 cycle ofClinical Investigator Awards. The purpose of these awards is to promote patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science. Applicants must be surgical oncologists within 10 years of completion of training and be full SSO members.

Deadline: January 7, 2013

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Scholarships

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation is offering scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree in nursing, research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc), or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).

Deadline: February 1, 2013


Webinar: Ensuring Equal Access to Cancer Research: How Does Bias Play a Role in Who is Offered Clinical Trial Participation?

Registration is open for Ensuring Equal Access to Cancer Research: How Does Bias Play a Role in Who is Offered Clinical Trial Participation?, a webinar to be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 1-2:30 pm in BRB 105. Presented by the Education Network in Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT), speakers include Terrance Albrecht, PhD and Carma Bylund, PhD.

Studies have found that very few cancer patients are informed about the option of participating in a cancer clinical trial. Even at major cancer centers, oncologists may not approach all eligible patients about participation and patients from minority groups or who are 65 or older may be less likely to be approached, regardless of eligibility. It has been suggested that providers' implicit bias, rather than overt prejudice, can influence provider clinical decision making and quality of care delivered, contributing to treatment disparities. This webinar will review the literature on these biases and explore strategies for managing bias to maximize opportunities for equal patient access to cancer clinical trials.

Objectives of this webinar include:

  • Consider the role of provider behavior on medical decision making in the clinical trial setting
  • Explore approaches to maximize identification and enrollment of all trial eligible patients
  • Identify effective approaches to communicate trial concepts with patients
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).



November 26

Cancer Center Chalk Talk
Analisa DiFeo, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences-Oncology
Topic: TBD
12 pm WRB 3-136

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Xinglong Wang, PhD
Instructor, Pathology
Topic: Abnormal Mitochondrial Dynamics in Alzheimer's Disease
12 pm WRB 1-413

Skeletal Research Center Seminar Series
Adonis Hijaz, MD
Director, Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery
Associate Professor, Urology
Topic: Stem Cell Therapy in Urinary Incontinence: Mechanistic Imaging
4 pm Millis 123

November 27

Cancer Biology Fellow Seminar
Guarav Choudhary
Graduate Student, Almasan Lab, Cancer Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Targeting BCL2 Family Proteins in Leukemic Cells by BH3 Mimetics
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Immunology Seminar Series
Wink Baldwin, III, MD, PhD
Staff, Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Transplantation
12 pm WRB 1-413

Medicine Grand Rounds
Anthony Post, MD
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Associate Professor, Medicine- Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
Topic: Hepatitis C 2012
12 pm Kulas Auditorium, Lakeside 5th Fl.

November 28

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Ashley Rosko, MD 
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: CLL Response to Acidosis: A Study of TDAG8, an Acid Sensing Receptor
8 am Lerner B-151

Immunology Faculty Research in Progress Seminar
Brian Gastman, MD
Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery and Immunology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Mcl 1 and Chemotherapeutic Resistance
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

November 29

Miltenyi Biotec Seminar and Machine Demonstration
Brian Kierce, Miltenyi Biotec District Sales Manager
Miltenyi Biotec
Topic: Tissue Dissociation and Downstream Magnetic Cell Isolation Technologies
11 am WRB 2-136

November 30

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

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds 
Eren Berber, MD
Center for Endocrine Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Advances in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment of Malignant Liver Tumors
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
James Palis, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research
Professor, Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology
University of Rochester
Topic: Ontogeny of Erythropoiesis in the Mammalian Embryo
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress
David Wald, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Topic: Targeting GSK3 in AML
4 pm WRB 3-136

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium (TRC3): The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity
February 20-22, 2012
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
Check back for more information


The Cancer Genome Atlas 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA
November 27-28
Crystal City, Virginia

American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
December 8-11
Atlanta, Georgia

So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER
December 14
7:30 am - 12 pm WRB 1-413

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
January 3-7, 2013
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


Limited Submission: NIH Director's Early Independence Award
Internal Deadline: November 26
LOI Deadline: December 30
Full Application: January 30, 2013

Limited Submission: Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: November 26
External Deadline: January 25, 2013

AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
Deadline: November 30

AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students
Deadline: November 30

AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards
Deadline: November 30

AACR-National Brain Tumor Society Career Development Award for Translational Brain Tumor Research
Deadline: November 30

Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test
Deadline: December 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Grants
Deadline: December 3

Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations
Deadline: December 3

Weatherhead Institute for Family Medicine and Community Health Pilot
Deadline: December 3

DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Pre-Application Deadline: December 4
Application Deadline: December 18

CTSC Explorys Collaborative Pilots
Deadline: December 14

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

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Deadline: December 17

Association for Research of Childhood Cancer
Deadline: January 1, 2013

2013 CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding
LOI Deadline: January 15, 2013

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

James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Activity Awards
Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange 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

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Mitochondria in Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis (R01)(PA-11-073)

Mitochondria in Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis (R21)(PA-11-074)

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