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July 8, 2013


Registration Deadline is TODAY!

Today is the last day to register 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.

If you are planning to attend, please go online and register today! All registrants should have received a confirmation email after registering. Please contact if you didn't receive one to make sure we have you on our list.


Reinventing Cancer Centers: Working Group Proposes "Equitable Schema" for Determining Cancer Center Core Grants
The Cancer Letter - Jul 5, 2013 (only available to subscribers)
Dr. Stan Gerson was quoted as part of an NCI-appointed Working Group that was formed to change the way core grants will be awarded in the future. The proposed new system would help younger and smaller centers to receive grant funding that reflects the quality of their science, as opposed to the age of the Center.

Keeping Cancer a Secret
New York Times - Jul 4, 2013
Wellness Blog by Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD. My patient came to see me every six months or so with his wife of 40 years, making the five-hour drive from West Virginia, where he managed a few businesses. He had myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of bone marrow cancer that in his case was indolent, requiring only regular shots with a hormone, but no chemotherapy – yet...

Cleveland Area Hospitals Ahead of the Pack Offering Low-dose CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening
The Plain Dealer - Jul 4, 2013
It's been two years since a report in a prominent medical journal touted the use of low-dose computer tomography as a lung cancer screening tool...But in June of 2011 the New England Journal of Medicine published findings that reported that using low-dose CT instead of standard X-ray as a screening tool reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent in middle-age and elderly smokers. Those findings were from the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial.

It was a week before the study appeared in NEJM, that University Hospitals began offering the service for $99. Five months later, Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls started its screening program. The cost: $89.

Five months after that, in April 2012, came the Cleveland Clinic's program at a cost of $125...

Breast Tomosynthesis and the PACS: The Journey to Sustainable Workflow
Imaging Biz - Jun 18, 2013
With time of the essence, alternating between a standard PACS workstation and the proprietary Hologic workstation is not a viable option, for many facilities. The issue, as outlined by speaker Donna Plecha, MD, a radiologist with University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC), Cleveland, Ohio, is that the data issued by the Hologic breast-tomosynthesis system are in a proprietary format...


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(DHP), by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity (USAMRAA).

  • The PCRP Clinical Consortium Award provides the support to develop and enhance collaborations and resources necessary for a network of organizations to rapidly execute Phase II or Phase II-linked Phase I (Phase I/II) prostate cancer clinical trials. These trials will include investigations of high-impact, novel therapeutic agents or approaches for the management or treatment of prostate cancer, especially as pertaining to the FY13 PCRP overarching challenges. 
    LOI Deadline: September 18
    Application Deadline: October 9
  • The PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network (PCPRN or Network) Award is intended to provide infrastructure support for the development and maintenance of a prostate cancer biorepository through a collaborative network across multiple institutions that will facilitate the collection, processing, annotation, storage, and distribution of high-quality human prostate cancer biospecimens. Biospecimens may be collected from the broad spectrum of prostate cancer clinical stages, but major emphasis must be placed on the acquisition and distribution of specimens in limited supply (e.g., castration-resistant disease, metastatic disease, tumors of the neuroendocrine phenotype, disproportionately affected populations, active surveillance populations, longitudinal specimens). The Network must also collect, store, and manage data derived from the distributed biospecimens, including images of the hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained samples. NEW for FY13: Applications will now be submitted by Coordinating Centers in collaboration with their chosen Pathology Resource Sites. 
    LOI Deadline: September 18
    Application Deadline: October 9


MSC 2013: Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine

Mark your calendars for MSC 2013: Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative MedicineAugust 19-21, 2013 at Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. Presented by the National Center for Regenerative Medicine, this conference will offer a forum for the exchange and discussion of research, ideas, and cutting-edge breakthroughs in translational regenerative medicine. Online registration is open and poster abstracts are being accepted for presentation both in poster format and potentially accepted for platform presentation during the main program as well. Deadline is July 19 for poster abstract submission.


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

PCRP Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
LOI Deadline: July 10
Application Deadline: July 31

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

CTSC Explorys Collaborative Pilot funding
Deadline: August 1

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Research Grant Funding
Deadline: August 2

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Legacy Program
Deadline: August 14

PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award
LOI Deadline: August 15
Application Deadline: September 5

PCRP Physician Research Training Award
LOI Deadline: August 15
Application Deadline: September 5

PCRP Postdoctoral Training Award
LOI Deadline: August 15
Application Deadline: September 5

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 'A' Award
Deadline: September 16

PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
LOI Deadline: September 18
Application Deadline: October 9

PCRP Population Science Impact Award
LOI Deadline: September 18
Application Deadline: October 9

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

Foundation for Women's Cancer Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher 
Deadline: October 23

Foundation for Women's Cancer Dr. John L. Lewis, Jr./William F. O'Connor Foundation Research Prize
Deadline: October 23

Foundation for Women's Cancer Perlman Family CCARE Lynch Syndrome Research Prize 
Deadline: October 23

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

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)(NOT-LM-13-003)

Instructions for Correct Application Package for PAR-13-126 "Limited Competition: Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43)"(NOT-TW-13-006)

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July 8

July 9

Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Jacob Scott, MD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Topic: Beyond Seed-Soil: How Theoretical Insights into Metastasis Can Guide Future Trial Design and Rational Organ Directed Therapy
8:10 am Lerner Tower B-151

July 10

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference Fellowship Curriculum Series
Michael Gibbons, MD
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Overview of Head and Neck Cancer
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Seminar Series 
Siran M. Koroukian, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Topic: Ohio's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Cancer Screening for Uninsured Women 
12 pm Bioenterprise Building, Ground Floor

July 11

Molecular Genetics Guest Speaker
Senthil K. Muthuswamy, PhD
Associate Professor, 
University of Toronto, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Topic: Cell Polarity, Morphogenesis and Cancer Progression
9:30am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Prostate Cancer Working Group Seminar Series and Journal Club
Angela Ting, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: The DNA Methylome of Prostate Cancer Teaches a Lesson About Cholesterol Homeostasis
3 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
5:30-8:30 pm WRB 
Pre-registration required

July 12

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference canceled

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
8:30 am - 7 pm Corporate College East
Pre-registration required

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat
July 11-12


National GvHD Health Symposium
November 1