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September 4, 2012

Date Released: 4 September 2012
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Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

Dear Cancer Center Members:

On Friday, September 7 we will have a rehearsal in Thwing Ballroom for our October 23 site visit with the NCI review team. Our External Advisory Board will be visiting for the occasion. They know us well, and will provide critical feedback about our center as our friends and advisors.

As you can see from the roster of EAB participants, we have two new EAB members: Shelley Earp, long-standing director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Jean Ford from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is an important day as we gain advice on the fine points of presenting our strengths and incremental advances over the past six years since our prior site visit in 2006.

A few points to consider with regard to the EAB rehearsal and site visit:

  • Please alert me about your latest accomplishments, such as grants, publications, or appointment to a national board or position
  • Please also notify me of any key faculty recruits
  • We welcome observers for the EAB, and Thwing has space to accommodate members who wish to drop in. However, to maintain the demeanor of the presentations, we will not encourage drop-ins during the middle of a presentation. Please notify us of your intention to attend so we can have seating and refreshments. Please to make arrangements.
  • For those who do participate, please email me your comments and advice. I welcome any and all, and will carefully and discretely transmit it to the appropriate presenter!

All of the program leaders, core directors, and clinical trial leaders have been polishing their presentations and getting input from all of the membership. Their effort has been extraordinary, and will continue until the site visit. We have an exceptional center that is really unique in the country, and I fully expect tremendous enthusiasm for all that we do and have accomplished!

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cleveland researchers find key to stem-cell therapy for MS patients
Plain Dealer - Sep 4, 2012
In May, the research group at CWRU, headed up by neurosciences professor Robert Miller, discovered exactly what it is in the stem-cell soup ...


Limited Submission: NSF Partnerships for Innovation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released an RFA,Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity, which starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities.

The primary aims of the activities of this partnership are three-fold: (1) to build the innovation capacity of the individual participants from academe and from business; (2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and (3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively learn from, participate in, and be profoundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that occurs in BIC projects. The active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market.

This is a limited submission opportunity. Only ONE application is allowed per institution. If you plan to apply, it is critical that you talk with your Associate Dean for Research right away for consultation and advice.

Internal LOI Deadline: September 14
External Deadline: December 12

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Research Grants

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) is accepting applications for research grant funding. The Foundation would prefer to consider and fund research projects which address personalized oncology for lung cancer patients as early as possible in their disease. Young investigators are encouraged to apply. Applications will be vetted through the BJALCF Scientific Advisory Board and funding will be distributed through Jill's Legacy®-a subsidiary of BJALCF-young people's movement to BEAT LUNG CANCER. Please clearly note if you are a Young Investigator.

Deadline: October 15


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Dialogue On Discovery

The CWRU SOM is hosting the second annual Dialogue On Discovery, September 14 at the Tudor Arms Hotel. This year's events feature discoveries from the Case CCC and National Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dialogue on Discovery's goal is to bring together colleagues, community members and friends of the school to celebrate and enhance awareness of the discoveries and cures emerging from our region.

Attendees may invite a guest, junior colleague, or student to join them in attending all or a portion of the Friday symposium. Please RSVP with your name and the name of your guest to Kathy Malone at 216.368.3109 by September 4.

Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference

Registration is open for the Second Annual Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference,September 21 at the Wolstein Research Building. This comprehensive oncologic imaging course focuses on cancer management using imaging as a diagnostic tool and as a guide for minimally invasive therapeutic applications. The course takes a practical approach using cases and features multiple specialists ranging from medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and basic scientists.

The Cancer Genome Atlas 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA

Register today for the Second Annual TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Scientific Symposium, November 27-28, in Crystal City, Virginia. This will be an open scientific meeting with collaborative workshops, poster sessions, and plenary presentations where investigators from around the world will share their novel biological discoveries, analytical methods, and translational approaches using TCGA data. Deadline to submit abstracts is October 5.



September 3

Happy Labor Day!

September 4

Cancer Biology Fellows Seminar
Babal Kant Jha, PhD
Research Associate, Cancer Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Inhibitors of OAS/RNase L System: Therapeutic Implications in Cancer and Viral Infection
11 am Cleveland Clinic NC1-202

Pathology Invited Speaker Seminar
David Curiel MD, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Chief, Div. of Cancer Biology
Director, Biologic Therapeutics Center
Washington University/Siteman Cancer Center
Topic: Exploiting Molecular Virology and Cancer Biology to Develop Personalized Therapy Agents for Carcinoma of the Ovary
12 pm Webster Conference Room, W331

September 5

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Deepjot Singh, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Overview of Pancreatic Cancer
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Monthly NCRM Seminar
David Bryder, PhD
Associate Professor, Section for Immunology
Lund University, Sweden
Topic: The Aging of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
9 am WRB 1-413

Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Seminar
Sreedevi Goparaju
Graduate Student, Baldwin Lab, Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Epicardial Lymphoid Neogenesis in Cardiac Allografts
Bradley Martin
Graduate Student, Li Lab, Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: A Novel Role of ASC in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE)
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

September 6

September 7

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume September 14

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume September 14

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Case CCC External Advisory Board Meeting
8 am Thwing Hall Ballroom

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Jane Little, MD 
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Introduction to Sickle Cell Disease
8 am Wearn 137

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


National GvHD Health Symposium
November 2
Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside


NCI Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute
September 11
2-3:30 pm 

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

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

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


Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Pre-Proposal Deadline: September 4
Application Deadline: January 10, 2013

AACR Team Science Award
Deadline: September 6

Komen for the Cure Challenge Grants- Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Komen for the Cure Challenge Grants- Career Catalyst Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Deadline: September 12

Prevent Cancer Foundation Research Grant and Fellowship
Deadline: September 14

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar in Clinical Research Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow in Clinical Research Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Quality of Life Research Funding Initiative Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 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

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

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

Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R01)(PA-12-275)

Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R21)(PA-12-274)

Notice of Clarification: Budget Submission Requirement for RFA-AI-12-021 U.S. - China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research (R01) (NOT-AI-12-049)

Request for Information (RFI): Building a National Resource to Study Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) - The MDS Cohort Natural History Study (NOT-HL-12-147)

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