CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Case Western Reserve Team Finds Way to Convert Skin Cells to Brain Cells Destroyed by Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis
The Plain Dealer - Apr 14, 2013
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a technique in mice models to convert skin cells to the types of brain cells that are found damaged in patients with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.
The next step, said Dr. Paul Tesar, the lead investigator in the study, is to see if the technique can be applied to human cells.
New Technique 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor
Fox News - Apr 12, 2013
At the Cleveland Clinic, her brain surgeon, Dr. Michael Vogelbaum, associate director of the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, used an experimental technique, which helps the surgeon see the tumor better and remove more of it.
Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation Observed within Hydrogel
Science Codex - Apr 11, 2013
"We think that control over local biomaterial properties may allow us to guide the formation of complex tissues," said Eben Alsberg, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve. "With this system, we can regulate cell proliferation and cell-specific differentiation into, for example, bone-like or cartilage-like cells"
Cyberknife Therapy Offers Benefits for Recurring Gyn Cancers
Oncology Report Digital Network - Apr 10, 2013
"This is the first phase II clinical trial of robotic radiosurgery in the gynecologic oncology space. Robotic Cyberknife radiation therapy does definitely provide clinical benefit to your patients," commented lead author Dr. Charles Kunos, a radiation oncologist with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Cleveland and the Summa Cancer Institute in Akron, Ohio.
More Months of Life with Colorectal Cancer
dailyRx - Apr 8, 2013
Neal Meropol, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Communications Committee member and gastrointestinal cancers expert, told dailyRx news, "Many people don't realize that even after colon cancer has spread to the liver, it may still be curable. But cure requires that a surgeon can remove the liver tumors. This study involved patients whose liver tumors were initially too extensive to be removed by a surgeon."...
Dr. Nathan Berger Made New Member of NCI Study Section
Dr. Nathan Berger was selected as a new standing member of the NCI Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics study section.
CWRU Team Takes First at National Cancer Institute Competition
On April 7, the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) team won first place in the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Grand Challenge on Segmentation of Prostatic Structures from MRI.
The first-place Case Western Reserve University team was represented by graduate student Robert Toth, research associate Mirabela Rusu and biomedical engineering faculty member Anant Madabhushi.
Comment Period Extended: Development of ODP Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2018
The opportunity to provide input on the NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2018 has been extended from April 14 to April 30, 2013. Responses must be submitted via an online Request for Information.
Respondents are encouraged to review and provide comments on a set of draft strategic priorities, which will ultimately outline the priorities for the Office over the next five years and highlight the ODP's role in advancing prevention research at the NIH. Respondents can also provide recommendations on steps the ODP could take to improve processes the NIH uses to solicit, review, and administer prevention research grants and cooperative agreements.
Interested parties may include, but are not limited to, prevention researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other members of the public. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of their organization and membership as a whole. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Case CCC Clinical Research Retreat
The 2013 Case CCC Clinical Research Retreat will take place Monday, April 22 from 5-7 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The agenda will focus on scientific issues and initiatives. Register today.
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 includes discussion on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 15. A cash prize will be awarded to the best poster.
Comparative Effectiveness Research: From All Angles
Comparative Effectiveness Research: From All Angles, the third annual two-day conference (also available for course credit EPBI/MPHP 467 Section 100), will be held May 22-23, at CWRU. Many expert speakers are featured covering: methods, policy, physician practice, public acceptance, economics of payment, health care organizations, and ethical/legal/social issues. This is followed the next week,May 29-31, by a 3-day crash course in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (EPBI/MPHP 467 Sections 101-102).Discounted registration for interns, residents, fellows, full-time students not taking for academic credit and employees of public health departments. For more information about the program and registration fees, or how to register for academic credit, visit: http://www.cercme.wordpress.com.
Race for the Place- Join Our Team!
The Race for the Place, an event that benefits the Gathering Place, will be held Sunday, June 2 at Beachwood Place Mall. The Case CCC has created a team. Click here to join the team or to show your support by making a donation. Contact Gillian Todd for more information.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is accepting applications for the following opportunities:
- Program Project Development Grants provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that may involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
- Liz Tilberis Scholars Early Career Awards are for investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists (Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology) and PhD scientists.
- Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award funds post-doctoral trainees working in ovarian cancer research groups.
LOI Deadline: May 23
Application Deadline: August 23
James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems
The James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a PhD degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research.
Deadline: June 14
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.
This program is designed to prepare trainees for careers as independent investigators engaged in research at the intersection of cancer research, genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics and computer science. Cancer researchers obtaining training will have the skills vital to decipher the complex pathways comprising genetic and environmental risk factors for disease, and will ultimately be able to provide clinicians and their patients with valuable information for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
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.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Pilot Projects: Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)
Translational Technology Concept Studies of Circulating Tumor and Endothelial Cells (CTC/CEC)
AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
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