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January 22, 2013


Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer
MyFox Philadelphia - Jan 21, 2013
...Liau is currently researching a brain cancer treatment vaccine. Dr. Jeffrey Hardacre, who's researching a pancreatic cancer vaccine, agreed.

Who to Watch: Health Care/Dr. Marcos De Lima: Director, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant Program, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals
Crain's Cleveland Business - Jan 21, 2013
Dr. Marcos de Lima moved to Cleveland last summer to do here what he's known for internationally: expand bone marrow transplants to more patients and increase patients' access to clinical trials.

Crain's Cleveland Business - Who to Watch: Health Care/First Class of Harrington Scholars: Harrington Discovery Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Crain's Cleveland Business - Jan 21, 2013
Dr. Sanford Markowitz of Case Western Reserve University – the only local scientist tapped as a Harrington scholar – said getting this level of support often is difficult for physician-scientists.

Smartphone Apps Can Fall Short in Detecting Skin Cancer, Study Finds
ABC News Radio - Jan 19, 2013
Given their accessibility, these apps could hold tremendous potential once they have been evaluated, said Dr. Meg R. Gerstenblith, an assistant professor in the department of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University.


New Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility

The former Case CCC Biostatistics Core Facility has undergone some significant changes! Now called the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility, this shared resource has brought on genetic epidemiologist and biostatistician Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan as Co-Director and expanded services in bioinformatics including:

  • Analysis of high throughput "omics" data, including but not limited to, array-based and next generation sequencing data; and
  • Study design and protocol development for use of high throughput "omics" data in human and animal studies of cancer.

Further descriptions of services and updated policies and fees are on the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility website. Facility Director Dr. Mark Schluchter and Co-Directors Drs. Paul Elson and Jill Barnholtz-Sloan are also available to answer your questions.

November CTSC Core Utilization Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the November CTSC Core Utilization Awards:

  • Ritu Chakravarti, PhD: Identification of post-translational modifications on 14-3-3 in Vasculitis
  • David Serre, PhDSimultaneous Reconstruction of Multiple Haploid Plasmodium vivax Genomes from Complex Infections by Dilution Separation and Genome Sequencing
  • Liwen Wang, PhD: HIV-1 antigen


American Cancer Society IRG Awards

The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the CWRU 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, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.

LOI Deadline: February 18
Application Deadline: April 5


Prostate Cancer Symposium

The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Lerner Research Institute, and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center invite you to a symposium on The Role of Interferon in Metastasis and Resistance to DNA Damage in Prostate CancerFebruary 7 in Cleveland Clinic Room Q1-300. Capacity is limited, so please register today!

TRCCC Annual Meeting: The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity

Registration is open for the 16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium (TRCCC),The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity. Held February 20-22 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA, this meeting will feature two symposiums focused on Tumor-mediated Immune Suppression and Vaccine and Cellular Therapy, with spotlight sessions on Imaging and Viral Vectors. The agenda will also include a poster session. Researchers, institutional officials, and students are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations by February 4.

Breast Cancer Program in Development Annual Retreat

Drs. William Schiemann and Lyndsay Harris, Co-Leaders of the Breast Cancer Program in Development, invite you to attend the program Annual Retreat on Monday, March 11 in the Dively Building on CWRU campus. The agenda and program information will be available soon.


Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration in Cancer Research
Deadline: January 23

Limited Submission: Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Individual Research Proposals
Internal Deadline: January 25
External Deadline: March 18

2013 Young Investigator Award (YIA)
Pre-Application Deadline: January 25
Application Deadline: March 15

Sarcoma Foundation of America
Deadline: January 31

Limited Submission: NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program
LOI Deadline: February 1
Application Due to Sponsor: March 21

National Research Council Associateship Programs
Deadline: February 1

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Master's Degree Scholarships
Deadline: February 1

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Doctoral Degree Scholarships
Deadline: February 1

Prostate Cancer Foundation 2013 Young Investigator Awards
Deadline: February 1

Avon Foundation 2013 Breast Cancer Research Program
LOI Deadline: February 4
Invited Full Proposal Deadline: April 1

LOI Deadline: February 18
Application Deadline: April 5

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
LOI Deadline: March 1
Full Application Deadline: March 15

Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation
Deadline: March 12

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

Notice Announcing FAQ Page and Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-OD-12-007 "NIH Revision Applications for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P30)" (NOT-OD-13-025)

Technical Assistance for the Development of High Throughput Screening (HTS) Assay (NOT-MH-13-011)

Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Mechanism and Population Science (U01)(PAR-13-081)

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January 21

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 22

Medicine Grand Rounds
Kim Bixenstine
Deputy General Counsel and VP, Claims and Litigation Services
University Hospitals
Topic: How Not to Get Sued or Lose
12 pm Kulas Auditorium, Lakeside 5th Fl.

January 23

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference canceled

Pathology Grand Rounds
Bin Yang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Molecular Cytopathology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia (VIN): Its Pathogenesis, Morphologic Features and Immunohistochemistry
8 am Pathology Amphitheatre, Institute of Pathology B-22

Immunology Faculty Research in Progress Seminar Series
Shiguang Qian, PhD
Associate Staff, Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Faculty Update
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

January 24

January 25

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Jan Scheufler, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist 
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Topic: Dyspnea – The State of the Science and Management Strategies
8 am School of Nursing 2280

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Hien Duong, MD
Associate Staff, Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Therapeutic Apheresis Update
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Medicine and Preventative Medicine
Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: Precision Cancer Care: Real Time Application of Cancer Genomics
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Topic: TBD
4 pm WRB 3-136

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


The Role of Interferon in Metastasis and Resistance to DNA Damage in Prostate Cancer
February 7
Cleveland Clinic Room Q1-300
Agenda and Registration

IMPACT: Improving Sickle Cell Patient Adherence Through Collaborative Teaching
March 23
Wolstein Research Building
Brochure and Registration

Breast Cancer Conference
May 17
Hilton Cleveland East


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
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA

National GvHD Health Symposium
November 1