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August 12, 2013

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

High-Risk MDS: RIC Transplant Shown as OK for Older Patients
Oncology Times - Aug 10, 2013
Older patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) may well benefit from reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation, according to data showing a survival benefit in a study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute... Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS, [Oncology Times'] Clinical Advisory Editor for Hematology/Oncology, who is Director of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center and Chair of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, also thought the data may have an impact on CMS policy: "The study is timely because CMS is finally paying for transplants for MDS, but only under approved transplant protocols," he said.

A Doctor in the Family
New York Times - Aug 8, 2013
Dr. Mikkael Sekeres shares his personal story of dealing with family health issues as a medical professional.

Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Raised Breast Cancer Risk
CBS News - Aug 5, 2013
Taking calcium channel blockers for years may raise a woman's risk for breast cancer, new research published Aug. 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows...Dr. Halle Moore, a breast oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic, told CBSNews.com that some risk factors for breast cancer, like family history, are not modifiable, but this study points to a potential risk factor that may be. However, she emphasized more research is needed to confirm this link...

Department Interview with Neal Meropol
CWRU Department of Medicine eNewsletter - Summer 2013
Neal Meropol, MD, Hematology & Oncology Division Chief, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on clinical trials, shares his insight on effective doctor-patient communication and gives his thoughts on critical issues in cancer health care.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Publication Support Acknowledgement

Please remember to acknowledge the valuable support provided by the Cancer Center and its core facilities in your research papers and publications:

"This research was supported by the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)." OR

"This research was supported by the [insert facility name] Core Facility of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."

Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network

The Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network (LCBRN) is an open access biorepository that provides specimens to academic and private industry scientists worldwide. The LCBRN obtains tissue and biofluid samples from lung cancer patients for use in biomedical research. Subjects voluntarily donate tissue, bronchial lavage fluid, blood, urine and saliva, and have all signed informed consent documents allowing the use of their samples in research.

A network of three academic medical centers comprise the LCBRN: Medical University of South Carolina, University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis. Biospecimens are collected at these sites according to standard operating procedures and are shipped to the LCBRN Coordination Center at University of Virginia for storage.

Researchers desiring material from the LCBRN must have local approval to work with coded-linked human biospecimens, must submit an application for review by the LCBRN Scientific Review Panel, and must have institutional approval for the provisions in the LCBRN investigator agreement.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

ASCO Special Awards Program

Each year, through its Special Awards Program, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recognizes researchers, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology community who have made significant contributions to enhancing cancer care. Recipients of ASCO's highest, most prestigious awards collectively represent those who have made significant strides in cancer care and treatment and who have shown outstanding leadership in the oncology community. Please take this opportunity to nominate a colleague for the 2014 ASCO Special Awards, open nowthrough August 26. You will need your ASCO.org username and password to log-in to nominate.

This year, ASCO added the Excellence in Teaching Award to its roster of Special Awards. This new Award will be presented to an ASCO member who has had a demonstrable impact on their trainees (residents, postdoctoral fellows, and/or clinical fellows) and who has inspired and shaped the trainee's practice of cancer medicine.

The 2014 Special Awards are as follows:

  • American Cancer Society Award and Lecture
  • B.J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology
  • David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture
  • Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Partners in Progress Award
  • Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture
  • Public Service Award
  • Science of Oncology Award and Lecture
  • Special Recognition Award

ASH Bridge Grant Program

In 2013 and for the next two years, American Society of Hematology (ASH) new bridge grant program will provide at least 30 one-year awards annually to ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks. The long-term goal of the award is to help sustain recipients' research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation. Dr. Yu-Yung Yang was one of 17 scientists to receive funding as part of the first round of the awards earlier this year.
Deadline: November 1

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES

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

Prevent Cancer Foundation Grants and Fellowships
Deadline: August 21

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program
Deadline: August 23

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

Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Research Grants – Basic and Translational Research
Pre-Application Deadline: September 5
Full Application Deadline: December 5

Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Research Grants – Clinical Research
Pre-Application Deadline: September 5
Full Application Deadline: December 5

Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants – Basic and Translational Research
Pre-Application Deadline: September 5
Full Application Deadline: December 5

Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants – Clinical Research
Pre-Application Deadline: September 5
Full Application Deadline: December 5

Susan G. Komen Graduate Training in Disparities Research (GTDR)
Pre-Application Deadline: September 5
Full Application Deadline: December 5

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

Avon Safety Net Program
LOI Deadline: September 12
Application Deadline: October 24

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

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar
LOI Deadline: October 1
Application Deadline: October 15

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar in Clinical Research
LOI Deadline: October 1
Application Deadline: October 15

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow
LOI Deadline: October 1
Application Deadline: October 15

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow in Clinical Research
LOI Deadline: October 1
Application Deadline: October 15

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow
LOI Deadline: October 1
Application Deadline: October 15

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 CARE 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 Correction to and Early Expiration of PAR-12-144 "NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)" (NOT-CA-13-016)

Request for Information (RFI): Input on Development of Analysis Methods and Software for Big Data (NOT-HG-13-014)

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21)(PA-13-288)

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)(PA-13-292)

Advanced Development of Informatics Technology (U24)(PAR-13-294)

Revisions to P01 Awards for Research on Detection of Pathogen-Induced Cancer (DPIC) (P01)(PAR-13-297)

Revisions to P50 Awards for Research on Detection of Pathogen-Induced Cancer (DPIC) (P50)(PAR-13-298)

Revision Applications to P01 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (P01)(PAR-13-317)

Revision Applications to P50 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (P50)(PAR-13-318)

National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications (P01)(PAR-13-321)

Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research and Clinical Care (R43/R44)(PAR-13-327)

NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)(RFA-MD-13-006)

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)(RFA-MD-13-008)

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EVENTS


August 12

Center for Membrane and Structural Biology
Peijun Zhang, PhD
Department of Structural Biology
University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Structure Mechanism of HIV-1 Capsid Assembly, Maturation, and Host Restriction
3 pm Webster Conference Room, W331


August 13


August 14

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Antonio Iavarone, MD 
Associate Professor, Pathology and Neurology
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Columbia University 
Topic: The Master Regulators of Aggressiveness and Drivers of Glioblastoma
7:30 am Ruhlman Center, Lerner Tower 11th Fl.

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference Fellowship Curriculum Series
Henry Koon, MD 
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Overview of Melanoma
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Pathology Grand Rounds
Joel K. Greenson, MD
Professor, Pathology
University of Michigan
Topic: Esophagitis is a Pain in the Neck
8 am Pathology Amphitheater


August 15

Prostate Cancer Working Group Seminar Series and Journal Club
Kai-Hsiung Chang, PhD
Research Associate, Sharifi Lab, Cancer Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: How Adrenal Fuel Drives Castration–Resistant Prostate Cancer
3 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


August 16

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume August 23

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
Evi Stavrou, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Immune Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy
8 am Breen Conference Room

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

Molecular Genetics Guest Speaker
August 28
Myron R. Szewczuk, PhD
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Queen's University
Topic: Neu1 Sialidase and Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Cross-talk Regulates Nucleic Acid-induced Endosomal TOLL-like Receptor-7 and -9 Activation, Cellular Signaling and Pro-inflammatory Responses
9:30 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

National GvHD Health Symposium
November 1
Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside
Details