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July 15, 2013


For Patients Undergoing Brain Tumor Surgery, Low T3 Syndrome Found to be Biomarker of Poor Outcome-Clinical Implications Remain Unclear
Oncology Times - Jul 10, 2013
Also asked for his opinion, David M. Peereboom, MD, FACP, a staff physician in the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, said he doesn't see any immediate clinical implications: "I think that T3 syndrome is an epiphenomenon," he said. "We see it in patients who are ill, and we know they are going to continue to be ill. But it doesn't change what we do."

Soy Doesn't Prevent Prostate Cancer Return: Study
Reuters UK - Jul 9, 2013
Men who took soy supplements after having their prostate cancer removed were just as likely to see their cancer return as men who didn't take soy, in a new study..."This adds to the evidence that nutrition supplements really aren't beneficial," said Dr. Eric Klein, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

Case Researchers Lead National Effort to Track Benefits of Genetic Testing in Cancer Treatment
ideastream - Jul 9, 2013
With the use of genetic testing in the cancer field on the rise, Cleveland's leading cancer experts want to make it easier for patients to have treatment that results from such tests covered. With the help of one lung cancer patient, Dr. Stan Gerson, who heads the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center has a plan. Ideastream Health Reporter Sarah Jane Tribble explains.


American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Awards

The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the CWRU School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as well as in other schools and colleges in the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.

IRG pilot project grants are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers (assistant professor or equivalent). Applicants for the pilot project grants should be within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment and eligible to apply for an independent national competitive research grant, but cannot currently hold such a grant. Recipients of IRG pilot project grants must be, at the time of the application, citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or its possessions and territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application.
LOI Deadline: August 12
Application Deadline: September 13

Awards and Lectureships presented at the AACR Annual Meeting

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting nominations for the following awards and lectureships that will be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting in April 2014:

  • The AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology was established to honor the memory of the late Lloyd J. Old and will recognize an active scientist whose outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on the cancer field.
    Nomination Deadline: September 6
  • The prestigious Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research was established to annually recognize a scientist of international renown: who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research; who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.
    Nomination Deadline: September 12
  • The AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention was established to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention. 
    Nomination Deadline: September 19
  • The AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship was established in honor of the late Princess Takamatsu of Japan. During her extraordinary life, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu expended tremendous efforts toward the public and humanitarian cause of the eradication of cancer. This lectureship will recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations. 
    Nomination Deadline: September 19
  • The AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Researchrecognizes a true champion of cancer research, an individual who embodies the sustained commitment of Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research or in support of cancer research have made a major impact on the field. Such achievements include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research, raising national or international awareness of cancer research, or other demonstrations of a sustained commitment to the conquest of cancer. 
    Nomination Deadline: September 26
  • The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research was established to recognize the importance of chemistry to advancements in cancer research. The award will be given for outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, the prevention of cancer or the treatment of patients with cancer. Such research may include, but is not limited to, drug discovery and design; structural biology; proteomics, metabolomics and biological mass spectrometry; chemical aspects of carcinogenesis; imaging agents and radiotherapeutics; and chemical biology.
    Nomination Deadline: October 3
  • The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.
    Nomination Deadline: October 3
  • The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship was established in honor of renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Dr. Charlotte Friend, for her pioneering research on viruses, cell differentiation and cancer. The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.
    Nomination Deadline: October 3
  • The AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research was established to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. It is named for the late Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal, honorary member and past president of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research and chemotherapy. 
    Nomination Deadline: October 10
  • The AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award was established to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received. 
    Nomination Deadline: October 10
  • The AACR and Eli Lilly and Company established theAACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award to honor Dr. G.H.A. Clowes, who was a founding member of the AACR and a research director of Eli Lilly. The Clowes Award recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.
    Nomination Deadline: October 17


OnCore Clinical Trials Management System Training Classes

April Firstencel, PRMC Manager and Registration Coordinator for and NCI/CTRP, will host an OnCore Clinical Trials Management System Training Classes that will discuss Mandatory Fields in OnCore for NCI/CTRP and registration and results reporting. This information is useful for regulatory, data managers and nursing.

The classes will be held on two different dates based on institution:

  • CWRU/UH: July 17 from 12-1 pm
  • Cleveland Clinic: July 24 from 9:30-10:30 am

Please contact April Firstencel at to register.

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.


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 Clinical Consortium Award
LOI Deadline: September 18
Application Deadline: October 9

PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network (PCPRN or Network) 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 "Sub-Saharan African Collaborative HIV and Cancer Research Consortia (U54)" (NOT-CA-13-013)

Clarifications for Applicants Responding to RFA-CA-13-502 "Limited Competition: Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (UM1)"(NOT-CA-13-014)

Notice to Include AIDS Application Due Dates for PA-12-179 "Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)" (NOT-DK-13-012)

Notice to Extend the 2013 Application Due Date and Provide Additional 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-13-008)

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July 16

Special Presentation: Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Rodrigo Calado, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
University of São Paulo
Topic: Telomeres and Hematologic Diseases
8 am SCC Learning Lab

Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Julio Cesar Marcassa, MD
International Atomic Energy Agency Visiting Scholar
Cancer Institute of São Paulo State
Topic: Radiation Oncology: USA vs. Brazil
12 pm Lerner Tower B-151

July 17

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference Fellowship Curriculum Series
Cheng Chee, MD 
Assistant Professor, Hem/Onc
Topic: Introduction to Early Stage Colorectal Cancer
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Cancer Biology Staff Candidate Seminar
James Brugarolas, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Developmental Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Topic: Emerging Targets and Future Directions in Renal Cancer
1 pm NA5-08 Cleveland Clinic

July 18

July 19

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
Topic: TBD
8 am Wearn 137

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National GvHD Health Symposium
November 1