Exercise May Cut Prostate Cancer in Whites, But Not Blacks
Everyday Health - Feb 8, 2013
But Timothy Gilligan M.D., a medical oncologist with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, says he is skeptical of the findings.
Tamoxifen May Have Long-term Benefits in Fighting Breast Cancer
Plain Dealer - Feb 4, 2013
"While you do get more side effects long term, the benefits significantly outweighed the side effects," said Dr. Rosemary Leeming, a surgical oncologist at University Hospitals... Because the ATLAS trial focused on a large patient population that was followed for a long period of time, oncologists probably will be very receptive to the findings, said Dr. G. Thomas Budd, a medical oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cancer Research by the Numbers
The Cancer Genome Atlas - Feb 6, 2013
Biostatistician Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan strives to make a difference in the field of cancer research while inspiring her students at the same time. Learn more about how she uses TCGA data in her career in this TCGA in Action Researcher Profile.
Finke Receives NCI R01
Dr. Jim Finke was awarded an R01 from the National Cancer Institute to study the individual contributions of inflammatory proteins and their impact in promoting the activation and migration of highly active MDSC subsets, particularly those expressing the chemokine receptor CXCR2, with the hope that research findings may lead to new targets for therapeutic intervention.
Pizarro Receives Grant to Study Gastric Cancers
Dr. Theresa Pizarro, Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine at CWRU, recently received a grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for her proposal, Role of the novel IL-1 family member, IL-33, in the gastritis-metaplasiacarcinoma sequence. Dr. Pizarro will work with Dr. Li Li, co-investigator, and Dr. Wei Xin, collaborator, on this project.
Tissue Microarray Survey
The Cancer Center is considering an initiative to build a series of Tissue Microarrays (TMAs) for member usage. We would like to assess the needs of our members so that we can start with the most feasible and useful TMAs. Please take this short survey regarding your research goals and needs.
December CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the December CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Awards:
Reminder: Registration of Studies in Clinicaltrials.gov and Reporting of Clinical Trial Results
Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA 801) requires Responsible Parties to register and submit summary results of clinical trials with Clinicaltrials.gov. Clinical trial results registration became effective as of September 2008. The FDA is currently empowered to enforce the reporting requirements, as well as financial penalties on non-compliant investigators and institutions.
Clinical trial and result registration is centralized within the Case CCC, and April Firstencel, Case CCC Registration Coordinator, has been working with investigators, study staff and statisticians to ensure the Case CCC complies with federal requirements. This announcement serves as a reminder about our on-going efforts and the need for everybody's assistance and collaboration to meet these obligations. Please direct questions to April Firstencel, Case CCC Registration Coordinator for Clinicaltrials.gov, 216.286.2294, firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association for Cancer Research
The AACR is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:
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
Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL), Follicular Lymphoma (FL) and Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) Consortiums are seeking proposals for high quality research studies in the following three disease areas:
Applications to this initiative must include the study of primary CLL/SLL, FL or MCL patient samples to assure relevance to the human disease. In addition, applicants are required to explicitly delineate how the proposed research will incorporate collaborative interactions between/among investigators in different disciplines (e.g. pathology & medical oncology, basic science research & clinical investigators) and/or different institutions.
Deadline: February 19
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 11from 9 am-3 pm in the Dively Building on CWRU campus. The agenda and program information will be available soon.
A melanoma mini-symposium is scheduled from 3-7 pm onMonday, March 11 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for physician scientists and biomedical researchers to foster communication and develop new collaborations on melanoma research. Please watch the newsletter for updates.
Annual Cancer Center Retreat
The Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat will commence the evening of Thursday, July 11 and continue through Friday, July 12. Location and agenda are still be finalized. Details will be posted in the newsletter in the coming months.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship, in memory of Lisa Dubow
Case CCC ACS IRG
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Notice of Participation of Additional NIH Institutes and Centers in PA-11-110 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)" (NOT-OD-13-032)
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Pathology Research Seminar Series
Charles Glabe, PhD
Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
University of California, Irvine
Topic: Conformational Polymorphisms of Amyloid in Alzheimer' Disease
12 pm WRB 1-413
Cancer Biology Midterm Review Seminar
Matthew Summers, PhD
Assistant Staff, Cancer Biology
Topic: Dynamics of Ubiquitin-mediated Cell Cycle Control
2 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic
Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG)
Research Assistant, Dermatology
Marie Tuttle, MD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Topic: NGS Tools for Investigating the Human Microbiome
2:30 pm WRB 1-403
Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminar
Maupali Dasgupta, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stark Lab, Molecular Genetics
Topic: Post-translational Modifications of Stat3 and Their Roles in Directing Gene Activation
9:30 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic
Cancer Biology Invited Speaker Seminar
Aaron Severson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science
Cleveland State University
Topic: Establishing and Removing Sister Chromatid Cohesion to Promote Normal Gamete Formation in C. elegans
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic
Immunology Seminar Series
Richard Zigmond, PhD
Topic: A New Phenotype for an Old Mouse: A Critical Role in the Conditional Lesion Response of Inflammation Near Axotomized Cell Bodies
12 pm WRB 1-413
Medicine Grand Rounds
Vikram Kashyap, MD, FACS
Chief, Div. of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Co-Director, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Topic: AAA and EVAR as well as TVAR
12 pm Kulas Auditorium, Lakeside 5th Fl.
Research & Technology Management Seminar
Charles Wessner, PhD
Director Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
The National Academies
Topic: The Global Innovation Imperative: The Challenge of Sustaining US Leadership
4 pm WRB 1-413
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Hyunseok Kang, MD
Fellow, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute
Topic: Exploring Novel Therapeutic and Preventive Strategies in Head and Neck Cancer
8 am Lerner B-151
Genetics and Genome Sciences Seminar
Christopher Cullis, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biology
Topic Transgenerational Inheritance in Flax – Epigenetics or Programmed Genome Rearrangements?
11 am BRB 105
Immunology Faculty Research in Progress
Trine Jorgensen, PhD
Assistant Staff, Immunology
Topic: Faculty Update
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic
Case GI SPORE Seminar Series: Moved to March 6
Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD
Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Principal Investigator, Case GI SPORE
Topic: Case GI SPORE: Genetic Studies of Colon Cancer
5:30 pm Lerner B-151
Pathology Special Seminar
Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Div. of Biology
California Institute of Technology
Topic: Regulation of the Regulator, NF-κB, in the Immune System
12 pm WRB 5-136
Cancer Center Research in Progress canceled
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
8 am Wearn 137/Breen Conference Rm.
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
David Gaffney, MD, PhD
Professor and Medical Director
University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Topic: The Role of Radiation in Cervical and Endometrial Cancer
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Philip S. Low, PhD
Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery
Topic: Ligand-Targeted Imaging and Therapeutic Agents for Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases
12 pm BRB 105
IMPACT: Improving Sickle Cell Patient Adherence Through Collaborative Teaching
Wolstein Research Building
Brochure and Registration
Breast Cancer Conference
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
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
National GvHD Health Symposium