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March 25, 2013


Ohio Hospitals to Study Colon Cancer
Columbus Dispatch - Mar 20, 2013
Dr. Matthew Kalady, a colorectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, said that ideally the collaborative work done in Ohio will serve as a model for ...

Trials Should Test Combinations, Sequences of Novel Treatments for Prostate Cancer
OncLive - Mar 19, 2013
The doctor, Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, chairman of the Department of Solid ... In his talk, Dreicer focused on the promise associated with several ...


Discussion for Female Faculty Members

Female faculty members are invited to attend Advice from Full Professors: How to Avoid being Marginalized, a discussion on ways to ensure your voice is heard and your participation is welcomed and respected. The discussion, led by Lyndsay Harris, Sana Loue and Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, will be Wednesday, April 3, from 12-1:30 pm in the Cleveland Room of Thwing Center.

Lunch will be served and seating is limited. RSVP to Susan Freimark at The event is sponsored by the Women Faculty Leadership Development Institute of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

Case Gastrointestinal Cancers SPORE Retreat

Registration is open for the Case Gastrointestinal Cancer SPORE Retreat, scheduled for Friday, April 26 in Dively Rm. 202. The agenda is still being finalized, but discussion topics include Colon Cancer; Barrett's Esophagus; Cancer Metastasis; Cancer Prevention; and Cancer in Minorities. There will be a poster session at noon. All trainees and fellows are invited to submit poster abstracts to Dr. John Wang at by Monday, April 15. A cash prize will be awarded to the best poster.


Skin Diseases Research Center

The Skin Diseases Research Center (SDRC) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The goal of the Center is to foster translational and basic research in cutaneous biology and skin diseases. The SDRC sponsors innovative research through its Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program.

The SDRC plans to support four new P&F projects for funding for one or two years. Projects are supported with the understanding that the PI will subsequently apply for NIH or equivalent funding using preliminary data acquired during the P&F project period.

Funding for the second year is contingent upon progress and submission of a second application. They must fall into three categories:

  1. Established investigators in skin diseases or related areas with a proposal for testing the feasibility of a new or innovative idea that is skin disease-related but represents a clear and distinct departure from the investigator's ongoing research interest;
  2. Established investigators with no previous work in skin disease or related areas who are willing to test the applicability of their expertise on a skin disease;
  3. New investigators who have not been principal investigators in a past or current NIH research project grant (R01, R21, and P series). New investigators should be clearly independent and have a faculty appointment higher than that of postdoctoral fellow or research associate.
  4. New this year: Translational Science trainees who are residents or fellows in research-track training programs may apply for a one-year award during their research year.

Information on the grant application is available at or on the CTSC website.

Deadline: April 1

Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Gastrointestinal Malignancies (GI SPORE)

All Faculty members are invited to submit outlines for pilot projects to be funded by the NIH P50 GI SPORE. Proposals must be submitted through CTSC Webgrants. Please note that a SPORE project must be directed toward translational research of a GI malignancy. At least one specific aim should involve either direct patient contact or the study of patient derived tissue samples.

More information on grant application is available at or through John Pounardjian,, 216.368.1976. Information is also posted on the CWRU GI SPORE website.

Deadline: April 1

Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)

All Faculty members at participating institutions are invited to submit applications for Individual and/or Cross BETRNet pilot projectssubmit applications for Individual and/or Cross BETRNet pilot projects‌‌ of up to $50,000 to be funded by the U54 BETRNet. Note that a BETRNet project must be directed toward translational research related to Barrett's Esophagus. At least one specific aim should involve either direct patient contact or the study of patient derived tissue samples.

More information on grant application is available at or through Angele Latham,, 216.368.1674.

Deadline: May 10

Computational Genomic Epidemiology of Cancer Postdoctoral Training Program

The Case CCC invites applications to its 2-3 year NCI-funded Computational Genomic Epidemiology of Cancer Postdoctoral Training Program. The program combines a mentored cancer research project designed by the fellow in collaboration with their mentors with a specialized curriculum of formal didactic training and individualized longitudinal curriculum.

Candidates with an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, strong quantitative skills, and an interest in a career in genetics research are encouraged to apply.


(LOI Deadline: February 18)
Application Deadline: April 5

Call for Pilot Projects: Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Gastrointestinal Malignancies (GI SPORE)‌
Deadline: April 1

Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)
Deadline: May 10

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

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

NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21)(PAR-13-146)

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)

Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R01)(PA-12-146)

Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R21)(PA-12-147)

Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI)(R21)(PA-12-135)

Enhancing Tumoricidal Activity of Natural Killer (NK) Cells by Dietary Components for Cancer Prevention (R01)(PA-11-160)

Enhancing Tumoricidal Activity of Natural Killer (NK) Cells by Dietary Components for Cancer Prevention (R21)(PA-11-161)

Biomarkers of Infection-Associated Cancers (R01)(PA-11-158)

Biomarkers of Infection-Associated Cancers (R21)

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01)(PAR-12-140)

Limited Competition: Revision Applications for Basic Social and Behavioral Research on the Social, Cultural, Biological, and Psychological Mechanisms of Stigma (R01)(RFA-MD-13-005)

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March 25

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Henry Goodnough
PhD Candidate, Atit Lab, Pathology
Topic: Dissertation Defense
12 pm WRB 1-413

Special Presentation: Division of Hematology and Oncology Research Scientist Candidate
Hirohito Yamaguchi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Cell Death Signaling in Cancer Therapy
12 pm Wearn 137

Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG)
Yu Liu, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Topic: Discovery of Common Sequences Absent in the Human Reference Genome Using Pooled Samples from Next Generation Sequencing
2:30 pm WRB 1-403

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
James U. Bowie, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute for Genomics and Proteomics and Molecular Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: How do Membrane Proteins Fold?
4 pm SOM / Robbins Building, E-501

March 26

Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds canceled

Medicine Grand Rounds
Albert Waldo, MD
Professor, Div. of Cardiovascular Medicine
Topic: Update on Atrial Fibrillation
12 pm Kulas Auditorium, Lakeside 5th Fl.

March 27

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Clark Distelhorst, MD 
Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Recent Insights Into the Mechanism of Bcl-2 Function
8 am Lerner B-151

Pathology Grand Rounds
John Pfeifer, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Pathology and Immunology
Washington University
Topic: Next Generation Sequencing Methods to Help Direct the Care of Cancer Patients
8 am Pathology Amphitheatre, Institute of Pathology B-22

March 28

March 29

Cancer Center Research in Progress canceled

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
Henry Koon, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Sarcoma
8 am Wearn 137/Breen Conference Rm.

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD
Associate Director of Translational Science
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Topic: BRCA1 and 53BP1: Regulating DNA Repair Choice and Chemoresistance
12 pm BRB 105

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Breast Cancer Conference
May 17
Hilton Cleveland East

Impact of Genomics on Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Open Drug Policy Forum
June 24
9 am - 3 pm Wolstein Research Building

Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat
July 11-12


National GvHD Health Symposium
November 1