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July 22, 2013

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Cleveland Hospitals See Promise for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients
The Plain Dealer - Jul 20, 2013
Intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, is a procedure in which a patient receives radiation immediately following surgery before leaving the operating room...Buoyed by encouraging data from its own recent study, the Cleveland Clinic this year has expanded its use of IORT in breast cancer patients. From November 2010 through December 2012, 78 breast cancer patients underwent IORT at the Clinic. More than 90 percent of patients had no recurrence of disease at the 12-month follow-up. The results of the study were published in April in the journal American College of Surgeons...

IORT also is available to patients as part of other studies, as well as to patients with a recurrence of breast cancer. Because the recurrence rate is so low in women who have had radiation in the past, there are only a handful of patients in that category in a year, said Dr. Janice Lyons, director of Breast Cancer Services at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and associate professor of radiation oncology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

New Radiation Therapy Prolongs Prostate Cancer Survival
New York Times - Jul 17, 2013
A new radiation therapy can extend the lives of men with the most advanced form of prostate cancer, a large new study has found...The drug's mechanism is not specific to prostate cancers. In clinical trials it has also shown promise in treating bone metastases resulting from breast cancer. And it is likely to help in treating bone metastases caused by other cancers as well, said Dr. Robert Dreicer, a prostate cancer specialist and the chairman of the Cleveland Clinic's department of solid tumor oncology, who was not involved in the new research.

Barbara Malone, Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trials Participant, Dies 
The Plain Dealer - Jul 15, 2013
Funeral services for Barbara Malone, the Cleveland woman whose experience during and after her participation in a cancer clinical trial was documented by The Plain Dealer, will be Saturday...Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi, Malone's oncologist at UH, on Monday called Malone's actions "very generous," adding that by sharing her story with the Plain Dealer, "She may have helped other patients to consider clinical trials."

FDA Approves Gilotrif for Late-stage NSCLC
Helio/HemOnc Today - Jul 12, 2013
Perspective by Nathan Pennell, MD, PhD. Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors harbor mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene – comprising about 10% of lung cancer cases – received good news when the FDA approved afatinib for first-line treatment in this population.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES

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

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Awards
LOI Deadline: August 12
Application Deadline: September 13

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

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

AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
Nomination Deadline: September 6

Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 12

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

AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Nomination Deadline: September 19

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: September 19

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 26

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

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: October 3

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: October 3

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: October 3

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: October 10

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award
Nomination Deadline: October 10

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

AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
Nomination Deadline: October 17

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

Clarification of the Scope of Research Projects to be Supported by PAR-11-150 "Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Responses to Cancer Therapies (U01)" (NOT-CA-13-011)

Revision Applications to Promote Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN): Comorbidity-Related Research (R01)(RFA-DA-14-014)

Administrative Supplements to Promote Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN): Comorbidity-Related Research (Admin Supp)(PA-13-275)

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)(PA-13-276)

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EVENTS


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July 23

Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute
Linda Resar, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, and the Institute for Cellular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: Hitting the Bull's Eye: Targeting HMGA1 in Stem Cells for Cancer Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
1 pm WRB 6-136


July 24

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Afshin Dowlati, MD 
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Lung Cancer
8 am Lerner Tower B-151


July 25


July 26

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
Brenda Cooper, MD
Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Intro to AML
8 am Wearn 137

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

MSC 2013: Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine
August 19-21
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Details

National GvHD Health Symposium
November 1