CWRU Links
cccnewsletterbanners03
August 26, 2013

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

Sequester Impact on Biomedical Research - Washington Post Opinion Piece

In a piece published in the Washington Post last week, opinion writer George F. Will called attention to the detrimental effect the sequester will have on the advancement of medical research and the future generation of researchers. As NIH Director Francis Collins said in the article, "the flow of scientific talent cannot be turned on and off like a faucet." We do not know what scientific breakthroughs are just on the horizon, but limited funding for biomedical research could significantly delay important research findings.

Please take the time to write a short note to your governmental representatives. Voice your opinion and illustrate how important this issue is to you, your region, and to your nation.


CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Waiting to Hear From the Doctor
New York Times - Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Mikkael Sekeres shares personal experience dealing with the emotional stress of waiting to hear test results from a doctor.

Cleveland Clinic to Enroll Cancer Patients in New Study That Tests Tumors' Genetic Makeup
The Plain Dealer - Aug 21, 2013
Cancer patients who have been diagnosed with certain solid tumors that have poor survival rates or have limited treatment options may be eligible to participate in a new clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute...Non-Clinic patients who want to be considered for the study must make an appointment to see a Clinic oncologist in order to discuss the study and provide consent for their biopsy specimen to be tested, said Dr. Davendra Sohal, principal investigator of the study and a staff physician in Taussig's department of solid tumor oncology.

Poor Oral Hygiene, Oral HPV Linked in Study
The Plain Dealer - Aug 21, 2013
No, but a study published today in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, says that poor oral hygiene is a risk factor for oral human papillomavirus...In the past 10 to 15 years, physicians have noticed higher numbers of oral cancers, especially those at the base of the tongue and on the tonsil, said Dr. Pierre Lavertu, director of head and neck surgery and oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Indoor Tanning Still Common in Girls, Women
MedPage Today - Aug 19, 2013
Indoor tanning among adolescent girls and young women rises through the teen years, peaking at about 18 through 21, and then declines with age, according to an analysis by CDC researchers...The findings are not surprising, commentedKevin Cooper, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. "We've had information before about the rate of tanning bed utilization among teenagers, and we've had data on tanning bed utilization in young women and men as well," he told MedPage Today.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Microscope Usage Survey

We are attempting to determine microscope usage among Cancer Center members to more fully meet your research needs. We are especially interested in determining your needs for super resolution microscopy. Advances in microscopy and cell biology are intimately intertwined, with new visualization possibilities leading to dramatic leaps in our understanding of how cells function. The recent advances in super resolution microscopy have changed the limits of optical resolution from 250 nm to 20 nm. Biologists are no longer limited to inferring molecular interactions, as it is now possible to see the individual molecules as they interact. We would like to know your interest in bringing super resolution technology to our campus. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey on microscopes and specifically to your need for super resolution microscopy.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for several awards:

  • Career Awards at the Scientific Interface bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first years of faculty service. Awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences and engineers whose work addresses biological questions. 
    Deadline: September 3
  • Career Awards for Medical Scientists bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.
    Deadline: October 1
  • Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Awards support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.
    Deadline: November 1

DOD Breast Cancer Research Program

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2013 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity for the BCRP Breakthrough Award. The intent of this award is to support promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.
Pre-Application Deadline: October 8
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES

ASCO Special Awards Program
Deadline: August 26

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

Melanoma Research Alliance Team Science Awards
LOI Deadline: October 7

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

Fourth Annual DeGregorio Foundation Award for Cancers of the Upper GI Tract
Deadline: October 31

American Society of Hematology
Deadline: November 1

Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator Awards
Proposal Deadline: November 13

Melanoma Research Alliance Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards
Proposal Deadline: November 13

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

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R21)(PA-11-297)

Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R21)(PAR-12-229)

Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R21)(PA-12-274)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin Todd
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216.844.8317 phone
216.844.7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

HELP US HELP YOU!

If you have a new grant, recently won an award, or have other newsworthy items, please let us know so we can publicize them in the newsletter and other media outlets. You deserve the accolades!

Send items to gillian.irwin@case.edu.

Social Media
Facebook Twitter Linkedin

EVENTS


August 26

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Jonathan Stamler, MD
Director, Institute of Transformative Molecular Medicine
Director, Harrington Discovery Institute
CWRU/UH
Topic: S-nitrosylation Signaling and Therapeutic Applications in the Cardiovascular System
12 pm WRB 5-136

Genomic Medicine Institute Seminar
Jessica Mester, MS, CGC
Genomic Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: PTEN Germline Mutations in Patients Initially Tested for Other Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: Would Use of Risk Assessment Tools Reduce Genetic Testing?
12:30 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


August 27


August 28

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference Special Presentation
Elias Jabbour, MD
Associate Professor, Leukemia-Cancer Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Contemporary Management of CML: Practical Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes
8 am Lerner B-151

Molecular Genetics Guest Speaker
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


August 29

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Huiping Liu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ben May Department for Cancer Research
University of Chicago
Topic: MicroRNAs Regulating Breast Cancer Stem Cells, Metastasis and Chemoresistance
9 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


August 30

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Lalitha Nayak, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Von Willebrand Disease
8 am Wearn 137/Breen Conference Rm

Pharmacology Invited Speaker
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology
University of Washington 
Topic: Layers of Visual and Non-visual Photreception in the Mammalian Eye
8:30 am Wood 322

Pharmacology Invited Speaker
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology
University of Washington 
Topic: Representational Deep DNA Sequencing for Potential Pathogen Discovery in Idiopathic Ocular Inflammation
12 pm Wood 322 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

New Directions in Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
October 18
Holiday Inn–Cleveland South

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