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.
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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, thatUniversity 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).
MSC 2013: Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine
Mark your calendars for MSC 2013: Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine, August 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.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
James Ewing Foundation of the Society of Surgical Oncology 2013 Fall Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research
Case CCC Funding for Pilot/Phase I Clinical Trials
PRCRP Career Development Award
PCRP Population Science Impact Award
Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
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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
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
Molecular Genetics Guest Speaker
Senthil K. Muthuswamy, PhD
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
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
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
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
National GvHD Health Symposium