MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC
Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat- Student, Fellow & Trainee Poster Session
I never fail to be impressed with the level of science that is demonstrated by our Center. I am especially proud to say that statement holds true for the students, fellows and trainees that presented posters at the Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat earlier this month.
We had a record number of posters this year; winners and their mentors should be especially pleased to be recognized for their work given the tough competition.
I would also like to thank the judges who gave their time at the end of a long day to listen to the presentations and judge the posters. Your expertise was appreciated!
Poster Session Winners:
Program 1: Cancer Genetics
Mentor: Robert Silverman
Program 2: Basic Sciences
Mentor: Eli E. Bar
Program 3: Breast Cancer (Devel Program)
Mentor: Mark Jackson
Program 4: GU Malignancies
Mentor: Mark Chance/Goutham Narla
Program 5: Hematopoietic Disorders
Mentor: Justin Lathia/Ofer Reizes
Program 6: Developmental Therapeutics
Anil Belur Nagaraj
Mentor: Analisa DiFeo
Program 7: Cancer Imaging
Mentor: Neetu Gupta
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Researchers Find Support Team Can Help Caregivers Manage End-of-life Treatment, Decisions
Case Daily - July 21, 2014
Many caregivers of terminal cancer patients suffer depression and report regret and guilt from feeling they could have done more to eliminate side effects and relieve the pain. So researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University devised and tested an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions...In the past, many of those conversations started too late "days or weeks before the patient died, said Sara Douglas, associate professor in the School of Nursing and lead author. "We owe it to the patients and caregivers to start earlier and think the choices through," said Douglas, who conducted the research with CWRU colleague and principal investigator, Barbara Daly, the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing and member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Survivors, Cyclers, Supporters Gather in Downtown Cleveland for VeloSano Ride
The Plain Dealer - July 19, 2014
The early hour and the gloomy weather didn't stop riders and supporters from being ready to go Saturday morning for the first ever VeloSano Cleveland bicycle ride. Riders lined up on St. Clair Avenue near the Global Center for Health Innovation to participate in the event. Over 800 riders were signed up as of Thursday evening. VeloSano had raised more than $1.5 million by the beginning of the ride, according to the event's website. All the money raised from the ride will go towards cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic.
Chemoprevention and Colon Cancer: An interview with Dr. John Letterio, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
News Medical - July 16, 2014
Interview with Dr. John Letterio, Director of the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute and Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Letterio is also a member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Support of Multi-investigator Initiatives in the Case CCC
The Case CCC will provide two modes of support to new research teams that plan to submit large multi-investigator grant applications (usually non-R support mechanisms):
Administrative support and funding for travel are available to encourage team member meetings and meetings with external advisors.
Pilot project funding for research teams with an established track record of collaborative research is available to support key research initiatives that are necessary to generate competitive multi-investigator proposals.
Requests are competitive. The research team must demonstrate the active engagement of members, clearly articulate the significance and innovation of the project, and provide a roadmap for acquisition of external funding. Advocacy and support of the specific program leadersinteracting with the team is required.
Discussion with Dr. Ruth Keri, Associate Director for Basic Research (firstname.lastname@example.org), is strongly encouraged before developing an application. Complete description and instructions are available on the Cancer Center website.
The Greenwall Foundation will fund a bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas, to support research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, or public policy. Under this RFP, the Foundation will fund five types of bioethics research grants:
Normative analyses of implications of empirical research conducted with other funding
Empirical studies of attitudes of clinical trials participants to sharing clinical trials data, which is described in greater depth below.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit letters of intent earlier than the deadline to allow time to respond to feedback from reviewers, if invited to submit a full application.
LOI Deadline: August 1
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced a new grant opportunity, the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences. The objective of the Mason Award is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
Applicants must have a "full-time" career-track appointment. More than one applicant from the same institution can apply for this award, provided that each application is scientifically distinct. Please contact Sandie Moster at email@example.com if you plan to pursue this opportunity.
Deadline: September 15
Prostate Cancer Foundation Global Treatment Sciences Challenge Award for Lethal Prostate Cancer
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce an RFA for lethal prostate cancer. Approximately 5-10 GTSN Challenge Awards will be funded depending on level of innovation in applications received. High-risk, first-in-field and currently unfunded projects are most desired. PCF Challenge Awards support large-scale team science research projects concerning lethal prostate cancer over a duration of 2-3 years. Projects must focus on funding treatment sciences: investigations to support the correlative research around either clinical trials of novel agents or strategies or standard of care. One emphasis is on developing or validating biomarkers that guide therapy in patients or further our understanding of the mechanism by which therapies work. While the emphasis is on research in humans, the actual trials or treatments themselves will not be supported. Human samples are highly preferred although at times model systems might be required to complement our understanding.
Deadline: September 22
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SOM Institutional Scientific Core Facility Retreat
The Second Annual SOM Institutional Scientific Core Facility Retreat is scheduled for August 25. Retreat participation is by invitation only and is primarily for Core Facility Directors and Managers, as well as Administrative/Clerical Staff. However, there will be limited additional seating available. If you would like to attend, please follow this link to request an invitation.
NCRM Cancer Stem Cell Conference
The first CWRU: National Center for Regenerative Medicine Cancer Stem Cell Conference will be held in Cleveland,August 17-20, 2014. This conference is guaranteed to have incredible research from a variety of backgrounds in the Cancer Stem Cell field, and will feature keynote speakers from over 25 different institutions from around the world.
Attendees are invited to submit abstracts of original investigation for consideration in the poster session and possible short talk podium presentations. Deadline to submit abstracts is July 27.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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