Skip to Main Content
CWRU Links

2012 Articles

October 15, 2012

Date Released: 15 October 2012
News Banner


Poking Fun at My Patients
New York Times (blog) - Oct. 11, 2012
And I do it so that, despite their cancer diagnoses, they will feel as if they fit again. Dr. Mikkael Sekeres is director of the leukemia program at the ...

Breast Cancer and Sleep
HHS Healthbeat - Oct 11, 2012
At University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland,Cheryl Thompson saw that in data on 101 women with breast cancer, who were asked about their average sleep hours...

Ziv-aflibercept Yields Encouraging Results in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Hem Onc Today - Oct 10, 2012
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD, head of digestive oncology and professor of medicine at ... Dale R. Shepard, MD, PhD, FACP; Staff physician ...

Axitinib, Sorafenib Offer Similar Survival in mRCC Patients
Renal and Urology News - Oct 9, 2012
Study investigator Brian Rini, MD, reported updated findings from the phase 3 AXIS trial, which showed that axitinib prolonged progression-free ...

Prolonged Analgesic Use Failed to Reduce Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
Hem Onc Today - Oct 3, 2012
The Nurses Health Study is a landmark epidemiologic study that has led to numerous insights in women's health...G. Thomas Budd, MD; Staff physician...

Seven Hills Lawyers Team up to Help Breast Cancer Research
Plain Dealer - Oct 1, 2012
She was introduced to Dr. Vincent Tuohy of the Cleveland Clinic. He and his team of researchers in the Department of Immunology are making ...


Limited Submission: NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. Each institution may submit a total of THREE proposals, and at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development. Please note that if you plan to apply, it is important to notify your Associate Dean for Research or other appropriate contact within your school or college. A description of your management center approved cost share plan must be included in the internal LOI.

Internal LOI Deadline: October 15
External Deadline: January 24, 2013

2013 CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of CWRU and the Case Coulter Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) is accepting letters of intent for the 2013 CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding. The grant will fund up to $50,000 to support innovative translational research projects focused upon the invention, preclinical development and/or first in man studies of novel therapeutic agents, biomedical devices and diagnostics designed to address unmet clinical needs.

The CTSC and CCTRP will provide seed money to faculty in multidisciplinary programs for Pilot Projects that will lead to efficient use of resources and support of inter-institutional, Clinical and Translational research in the City of Cleveland. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments at CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, UH and The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are eligible. The PI is required to be a faculty member from one of the 5 CTSC partner institutions and eligible to be a PI for an NIH grant.

LOI Deadline: January 15, 2013


NCI Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar: An Overview of the NCI's Community Oncology Research Program

Join the Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series for a free webinar on the Overview of the NC's Community Oncology Research Program on Thursday, October 18 from 3-4:30 pm. The NCI is aligning the two existing community oncology programs, the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOPs), Minority-Based CCOPs and their Research Bases and the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program. The NCI Community Oncology Research Program will expand the research scope in the community setting to include clinical trials, cancer disparities research, and cancer care delivery research. The goal of the webinar is to share these plans with the Cancer Centers as stakeholders and to obtain their input as we develop the concept for this program.


Dr. Lazarus Recognized with Endowed Chair Appointment Dr. Hillard LazarusCongratulations to Dr. Hillard Lazarus, who was recently appointed as the George and Edith Richman Chair and Distinguished Scientist in Cancer Research. Dr. Lazarus is Director of Novel Cell Therapy and Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. CTSC Core Utilization Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the August 2012 CTSC Core Utilization Awards:

  • Yu-Chung Yang, PhDMetabolic Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
  • Carole Liedtke, PhD: Protein Scaffolds Regulate NKCC1 Membrane Expression and Function
  • Tomas Radivoyevitch, PhDThe Intracellular half-life of Decitabine Triphosphate

The CTSC 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; or develop enabling technologies, new therapeutic, diagnostic or outcomes and more. The CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Grant has a rolling submission format. Applications are accepted year-round and submissions are reviewed monthly.



October 15

Cancer Center Chalk Talk Canceled

Harvey Werber Memorial Lecture
Lewis Lanier, PhD
Chair, Microbiology and Immunology
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: Natural Killer Cells in Viral Immunity
12 pm WRB 1-413

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Mid-Term Review Seminar
Jeongwu Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Targeting Stem Cell Pathways in Cancer
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Michael Jennings, PhD
Professor and Chair, Physiology and Biophysics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Topic: Some Lessons about Transport from Sulfur Assimilation in Yeast
4 pm SOM/Robbins Bldg E-501

October 16

Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Simon Lo, MD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Topic: Reported Complications Associated with SBRT and Strategies to Mitigate the Risk
8:10 am Lerner B-181

Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminar Series
Sarmishtha De, PhD
Research Associate, Stark Lab, Molecular Genetics
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Identification of new regulators of drug resistance in lung cancer
9:30 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Emina Huang, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
University of Florida
Topic: Colitis-derived Tumor Initiating Cells and the Fibroblast Niche
1 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

October 17

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
CJ Nock, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Malignant Gliomas 101
8 am Lerner B-151

OnCore Clinical Trials Management System Training Classes
Topic: CRA Console/Subject Administration
12 pm Wearn 137

Innovative Science Discussion Group
Topic: TBD
12:15 pm WRB 3-136

October 18

Special Presentation: Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Eytan Stein, MD
Fellow, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Topic: The Quest to Replace "7+3": Epigenetics, MLL and DOT1L
10 am WRB 3-136

October 19

Cancer Center Seminar Series canceled

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Erica Campagnaro, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Advanced Myeloma & Journal Club
8 am Wearn 137

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Andrew Lavik
Graduate Student, Distelhorst Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Tumor-Associated Pyruvate Kinase M2: a Novel IP3 Receptor-Interacting Protein
4 pm WRB 3-136

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


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

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

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


American Cancer Society Area of Special Interest: The Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment
Deadline: October 15

American Cancer Society Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families
Deadline: October 15

American Cancer Society Priority Focus in Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program: Health Disparities Research
Deadline: October 15

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Research Grants
Deadline: October 15

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program
Deadline: October 16

CTSC KL2 Training Program
Deadline: October 22

AACR–American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: October 3

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: October 3

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: October 3

Melanoma Research Alliance-Prostate Cancer Foundation Team Science Partnership Award
Deadline: October 15 

NCI Clinical Assay Development Program (CADP)
Deadline: October 15

Conquer Cancer Foundation Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)
LOI Deadline: October 22
Full Application Deadline: December 5

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Springboard Grant
Deadline: October 29

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award
Pre-Proposal Deadline: October 29
Full Proposal Deadline: February 20, 2013

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research Program
Deadline: November 1

Stand Up To Cancer-St. Baldrick's Pediatric Translational Cancer Research Dream Team
Deadline: November 1

DeGregorio Foundation Award for Cancers of the Upper GI Tract
Deadline: November 5

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-Women in Cancer Research Scholar Awards
Deadline: November 30

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

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

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

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

Notice of Addition of Request for Letters of Intent in PAR-11-216, Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R21) (NOT-CA-12-016)

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


If you have a new grant, recently won an award, or have other newsworthy items, please let us know so we can publicize them in the newsletter and other media outlets. You deserve the accolades!

Send items to