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June 24, 2013


Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

Special Announcement

This Thursday, June 27 there will be a special celebration of the Case CCC. Please join us at 12 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium for a special announcement followed by a reception. No RSVP is required. Hope to see you all there.


Register Today

Registration is open for the 2013 Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat, July 11-12. The evening of July 11 will be held at the Wolstein Research Building and will feature a keynote address by Kenna Shaw from The Cancer Genome Atlas, followed by a cocktail reception and core facility posters. The retreat will continue on Friday, July 12 at Corporate College East. The day will be filled with interesting scientific sessions and lunchtime discussion tables. The day will wind down with a student poster session and cocktail reception. All attendees must pre-register.

Call for Abstracts

All graduate students, postdocs and fellows conducting cancer research are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the Retreat, the evening of July 12. Judges will review abstracts based on the relationship to cancer, novelty, significance of findings, and clarity. Monetary prizes will be awarded. More information is available on the Cancer Center website. The deadline to submit abstracts to is Monday, July 1 at 5 pm.


Dr. Madabhushi Awarded Breast Cancer Grant from Ohio Third Frontier

Dr. Anant Madabhushi has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 Phase 1 Technology Validation grant from the Ohio Third Frontier program for his project, Image Based Risk Score Predictor of Treatment Response from ER+ Breast Cancers. As part of this project, Dr. Madabhushi and his team will be developing advanced image analytic methods for distinguishing more and less aggressive estrogen receptor positive breast cancers and thus identifying which patients should receive adjuvant chemotherapy and which patients should not. Drs. Hannah Gilmore and Lyndsay Harris will serve as the clinical collaborators on this project.


CTSC Explorys Collaborative Pilot

Applications are currently being accepted by the Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) for Explorys Collaborative Pilot funding. The purpose of this pilot funding opportunity is to innovate and collaborate with Explorys informatics personnel to develop novel or enhance existing approaches for expanding the use of BIG DATA in organizing, integrating, searching, analyzing, or visualizing health care data. Successful applications will involve two or more disciplines, with a focus on building innovative clinical research informatics, aligned with a key Explorys focus area as listed above and allocate no more than a third of the budget on supporting development efforts or analysis by Explorys.
Deadline: August 1

Uniting Against Lung Cancer

Uniting Against Lung Cancer is accepting applications for its Legacy Program. The Foundation is prioritizing novel ideas with potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, adding years rather than months. High priority has been placed on funding research that has a clear path to clinical application and/or therapeutic development. Proposals for basic science are greatly aided by a forward-looking research plan outlining clinical potential. Investigators at all levels, including Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellows, will be funded through the Legacy Program and are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: August 14

Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2013 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity.

  • The PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award mechanism supports the training of the next generation of prostate cancer researchers. This award funds new or existing summer training programs in prostate cancer research for undergraduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) at host institutions with ongoing prostate cancer research.
    LOI Deadline: August 15
    Application Deadline: September 5
  • The PCRP Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award supports the exploration of highly innovative, untested, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in prostate cancer. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis.
    LOI Deadline: July 10
    Application Deadline: July 31
  • The PCRP Health Disparity Research Award supports new ideas based on innovative concepts or methodologies for prostate cancer health disparity research with the potential to make an important contribution toward eliminating death from prostate cancer and enhancing the well-being of men impacted by the disease. 
    LOI Deadline: September 18
    Application Deadline: October 9
  • The PCRP Physician Research Training Awardsupports a mentored training experience to prepare physicians with clinical duties and/or responsibilities for productive careers in prostate cancer research. This award emphasizes equally the quality of both the research and the training proposed. 
    LOI Deadline: August 15
    Application Deadline: September 5
  • The PCRP Population Science Impact Awardmechanism supports high-impact, population science approaches to prostate cancer research. Applications should clearly demonstrate the potential of the study to contribute significantly to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and/or enhancing the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease.
    LOI Deadline: September 18
    Application Deadline: October 9
  • The Postdoctoral Training Award supports prostate cancer research training opportunities for recent doctoral graduates. These awards primarily provide salary support for the Principal Investigator (PI); the postdoctoral trainee is considered the PI of the application. The PI must exhibit strong potential for, and commitment to, pursuing a career as an investigator at the forefront of prostate cancer research; however, the PI is not required to have previous prostate cancer research experience.
    LOI Deadline: August 15
    Application Deadline: September 5

Foundation for Women's Cancer

The Foundation for Women's Cancer is accepting applications for 2013-2014 research grants and awards.

  • The Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher annual prize will be awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to research improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer. The awardees will have made important contributions that improve gynecologic cancer patient care, including early detection. 
    Deadline: October 23
  • The Dr. John L. Lewis, Jr./William F. O'Connor Foundation Research Prize will be awarded to a fellow or resident who has promise to contribute to the field of gynecologic oncology in the future.
    Deadline: October 23
  • Perlman Family CCARE Lynch Syndrome Research Prize will award a stipend for a trainee to support a summer or short-term research project that advances knowledge about Lynch Syndrome and its role in gynecologic cancers. The successful applicant must submit a short summary of the projects goals and expected outcomes co-signed by the applicant's mentor and supervisor.
    Deadline: October 23


BCRP Innovator Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 25
Application Deadline: September 25

BCRP Breakthrough Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 25
Application Deadline: September 25

St. Baldrick's Foundation Fall 2013 Infrastructure Grants
LOI Deadline: July 2

James Ewing Foundation of the Society of Surgical Oncology 2013 Fall Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research
Deadline: July 8

LCRP Clinical Exploration Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 9
Application Deadline: October 16

Case CCC Funding for Pilot/Phase I Clinical Trials
Deadline: July 15

PRCRP Career Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 16
Application Deadline: October 22

PRCRP Idea Award with Special Focus
Pre-Application Deadline: July 16
Application Deadline: October 22

LCRP Concept Award
LOI Deadline: July 17
Application Deadline: July 31

American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
LOI Deadline: August 1
Application Deadline: October 15

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Research Grant Funding
Deadline: August 2

American Gastroenterological Association Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer
Deadline: August 30

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 30

RFA: Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families
Deadline: October 15

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

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R21)(PA-11-297)

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R03)(PA-11-298)

Identifying Non-coding RNA Targets for Early Detection of Cancer (R21)(PA-12-214)

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

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07)(PAR-12-067)

Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R21)(PAR-12-229)

Person-Centered Outcomes Research Resource (U2C)(RFA-CA-13-008)

Limited Competition: Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC)(UM1)(RFA-CA-13-501)

Limited Competition: Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (UM1)(RFA-CA-13-502)

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research (R21)(RFA-OD-13-010)

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research (R01)(RFA-OD-13-011)

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research (R03)(RFA-OD-13-012)

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Cancer Biology Invited Seminar Speaker
Goutham Narla, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Transformative Molecular Medicine
Topic: Small Molecule Based Approaches to Reactivate Tumor Suppressor Genes for the Treatment of Human Cancer
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

June 26

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference canceled

June 27

June 28

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference canceled

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Elias Jabbour, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Cancer Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: TBD
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute Guest Lecture
Laurence James Neil Cooper, MD, PhD
Grant Taylor, W. W. Sutow and Margaret Sullivan Distinguished Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Immunology Laboratory of Physician Scientists
Section Chief, Cell Therapy, Children's Cancer Hospital
Associate Director, Center for Cancer Immunology Research, Div. of Cancer Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Good T Cells for Bad B Cells – Engineering an Immune Response
12 pm RBC Amphitheater

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Lyndsay Harris, MD
Diana Hyland Chair in Breast Cancer
Director, Breast Cancer Program
Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Sequencing Breast Cancers During Treatment
4 pm WRB 3-136

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