Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

February 18, 2008

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released the FY08 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from Grants.gov, CDMRP website, and CDMRP eReceipt Website.

Idea Development Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: May 22
Proposal: June 12

New Investigator Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: May 22
Proposal: June 12

Prostate Cancer Training Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: May 22
Proposal: June 12

Physician Research Training Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: May 22
Proposal: June 12

Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: May 22
Proposal: June 12

Synergistic Idea Development Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: May 22
Proposal: June 12

Clinical Consortium Agreement
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: June 11
Proposal: July 2

Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: June 11
Proposal: July 2

Health Disparity Research Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: June 11
Proposal: July 2

Health Disparity Training Award
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: June 11
Proposal: July 2

Laboratory-Clinical Transition Award: Stage 1
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: June 11
Proposal: July 2

Please click here for more information.

As of 2007, proposals requesting funding from the CDMRP have been submitted through the Federal Government's single entry portal, Grants.gov, in compliance with Public Law 106-107. Individual program announcements and required forms can be found on the Grants.gov website. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website, prior to proposal submission to Grants.gov.

New for 2008– In order to clarify the CDMRP Program Announcements and proposal submission process, CDMRP has divided these documents into the following:

1) Program Announcement: contains all program information, scientific proposal components, and peer review criteria.

2) Application Instructions: contains instructions and detailed information on all pre-application and proposal requirements, including directions for Grants.gov submissions. This document also contains Regulatory Requirements and Award Administration information.

Each Application Instruction document will apply only to the specific funding mechanism listed; however this document is intended to be utilized in conjunction with the Program Announcement.


SAVE THE DATE– Case CCC Annual Retreat

The Case CCC Annual Retreat is scheduled for July 11-12, 2008. Location TBA. Details to follow.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released the FY08 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from Grants.gov, CDMRP website, and the CDMRP eReceipt Website.

Idea Development Award
Pre-Application/Pre-proposal: March 26
Full Proposal: July 2

Translational Research Partnership Award
Pre-Application/Pre-proposal: March 26
Proposal: July 2

As of 2007, proposals requesting funding from the CDMRP have been submitted through the Federal Government's single entry portal, Grants.gov, in compliance with Public Law 106-107. Individual program announcements and required forms can be found on the Grants.gov website. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website prior to proposal submission to Grants.gov.

New for 2008–In order to clarify the CDMRP Program Announcements and proposal submission process, CDMRP has divided these documents into the following:

1) Program Announcement: contains all program information, scientific proposal components, and peer review criteria.

2) Application Instructions: contains instructions and detailed information on all pre-application and proposal requirements, including directions for Grants.gov submissions. This document also contains Regulatory Requirements and Award Administration information.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR– AACR Annual Meeting 2008

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual meeting is scheduled for April 12-16 in San Diego, CA. More than 17,000 participants from 60 countries will gather to discuss an estimated 6,000 abstracts and to hear more than 500 invited presentations on new and significant discoveries in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. Scientific award lectures, grant writing workshops, networking events, and educational sessions will round out the comprehensive program.

Advance registration deadline is Friday, March 7. For registration information and for more information, click here.

If anyone is presenting at the Meeting, please let us know. As always, we are happy to publicize any news you have, such as major presentations, publications, awards, etc.


KUDOS...

Congratulations to Dr. Charis Eng, who will be the first person to hold a newly created endowed chair in cancer genomics research at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Eng, Professor of Genetics, is also Chairman of the Genomic Medicine Institute at the Lerner Research Institute.


OBESITY AND INCREASED CANCER RISK

A new British study published in this week's The Lancet examines the link between obesity and an elevated risk of cancer, highlighting the the difference in risk between genders and ethnicities.

In a February 15, 2008 US News & World Report article about the above The Lancet study, Dr. Greg Cooper, Professor of Medicine- Gastroenterology at CWRU and UH, discussed the need for people to maintain a healthy weight, but also the importance of physicians conducting earlier screening on obese patients for certain cancers.

To view the article in US News & World Report, click here.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

February 18

Case CCC & Genetics Faculty Candidate
Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, PhD
MIT, Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty Candidate
Topic: Decoding Splicing–Systems Biology of Splicing Regulation
10:00 am BRB 105

Neurosciences Thesis Defense
Katya V. Melnik-Martinez
Department of Neurosciences
CWRU
Topic: CLC-3 a Putative Gamma VGCC Sub-Unit Homologue in the Worm, C. Elegans
11:00 am SOM E609

Cancer Genetics/ Biology Journal Club
Jinhua Shen, PhD
Postdoc, Qu Lab, Division of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Deficiency of the Novel Phosphoinositide Phosphatase MIP Induces a Brody Disease-like Muscle Disorder by Compromising Intracellular Ca2+ Signaling
12:00 pm WRB 2-136

Physiology & Biophysics Translational Seminar
Richard Martin, MD
Professor, Pediatrics–Neonatology
CWRU/ UH
and
Chris Wilson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics–Neonatology & Neurosciences
CWRU/ UH
Topic: The Role of Neurotransmitter Interactions in Apnea of Prematurity
4:00 pm SOM E531


February 19

Cancer Biology Seminar
Zhongsheng You, PhD
Salk Institute
Topic: Sensing, Signaling and Repairing DNA Double-Strand Breaks
11:00 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


February 20

Grand Rounds
Kim Day, LISW, OSW-C
Clinical Social Worker, ICC
UH
Topic: Survivorship Care
8:00 am Lerner B-151

LRI Showcase Seminar
Tatiana Byzova, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Cardiology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Molecular Mechanisms of Pathological Angiogenesis
4:30 pm NE1-205

Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting
5:00 pm WRB 2-136


February 21

Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
David Peereboom, MD
Associate Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Brain Metastasis
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Prevention and Control Seminar
Siran Koroukian, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
CWRU
Topic: Trajectory of Care in Elders With Cancer
3:30 pm BOLWELL A (please note room change)

TREC Seminar
Leslie Heinberg, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Empower and Engage: Getting Families Involved in Obesity Interventions
4:00 pm BRB 732


February 22

Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Lisa Arfons, MD
Fellow, Division of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Evolving Treatments for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Center Grand Rounds
John DiPersio, MD
Professor, Medicine
Washington University
Topic: Biology of Normal and Leukemic Stem Cell Mobilization
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
A. Thomas Look, MD
Professor, Pediatrics–Pediatric Oncology Harvard University/ Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Topic: TBA
12:00 pm BRB 105

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tumor Cell Adhesion, Growth Factor Receptor Signaling, Stromal Interactions, Migration and Metastasis Basic Science Focus Group Mini Retreat
February 26
1:00 pm WRB 2-136


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS

**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.

Geriatric Oncology and Primary Care: Promoting Partnerships in Practice and Research
April 3-4
Dively Center
Course Directors: Nathan Berger, MD and Julia Rose, PhD

Update on Cervical Cancer Prevention: New Technology, New Evidence, and New Recommendations
April 18
Ritz Carlton Cleveland
Course Directors: Stephen Waggoner, MD and Kristine Zanotti, MD

Annual Update on Breast Cancer: Highlights of the National Meetings
June 13
Hilton Cleveland East, Beachwood


CANCER DIPSARITIES NEWS DIGEST

CRCHD Announcements
Save the Date! The CRCHD Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2008 will take place July 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel & Conference Center.

Newly Updated! NCI Cancer Health Disparities Fact Sheet

Newly Released! Webcast Sessions from the AACR meeting for The Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference

Cancer News from NCI
NCI Teams Up With AOL Latino to Help Cervical Cancer Awareness

NCI Debuts New Easy to Read Radiation Therapy Educational Resources

Researchers Discover New Biomarker for Predicting Liver Cancer Spread and Survival

Cancer News from NIH
Finding Strength In Numbers

News from Other Federal Agencies
New Genetic Breast Cancer Test is Approved

FDA Receives New Data on Risks of Anemia Drugs


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Roswell Park Cancer Institute Lecture

Please mark your calendars for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Inaugural Dr. Hohn Lecture on Health Policy. Guest lecturer, Irving Weissman, MD, PhD, will present Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine, Cancer, and Politics on March 17 at 5:00 pm in the David C. Hohn Lecture Hall Research Studies Center at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Weissman is a Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Director of the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Director of the Cancer Center at Stanford University. Dr. Weissman first isolated and identified stem cells and characterized their stages of development. In 2005, he was awarded the Linus Pauling Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Science.

The Hohn Lecture Series, featuring distinguished speakers in the field of health policy, was established in honor of David C. Hohn, MD, President Emeritus and Executive Director of Health Policy at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, with a grant from the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.

For directions to this event, click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– International Symposium on Targeted Anticancer Therapies

Registration is now open for the International Symposium on Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT) in Bethesda, Maryland, March 20-22. For details and registration information, click here.

The scientific program of TAT 2008 will cover many types of targets and new drugs in early-phase clinical development, and will focus on clinical and translational research. The 2008 program will also cover clinical trials of combinations of targeted agents which are being conducted in increasing numbers. TAT 2008 will thus provide a glimpse of the future of cancer therapy.

TAT 2008 is organized by the NDDO Research Foundation in partnership with NCI and the European Society for Medical Oncology.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR/ASCO Workshop

AACR/ASCO are currently accepting applications for their workshop Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, August 2-8 at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail, Colorado.

This event is described as "an intense workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology".

Application Deadline: March 17

For more information, click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS – ISCT Regional Meeting

The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) will be holding a regional meeting on April 4-5 at the Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower in Columbus, Ohio. This meeting is targeted towards laboratory practitioners and technicians working in cellular therapy, and anyone interested in networking with cell therapy practitioners at a small, technically focused, reasonably priced meeting.

For more information, click here.



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Ohio Cancer Research Associates
Deadline: February 22

Nancy R. Gelman Foundation
Deadline: February 22

2008 NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Deadline: February 28

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program
Deadline: February 29

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
Deadline: March 1

Lady Tata Memorial Trust International Award for Research in Leukemia
Deadline: March 1

Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States
Deadline: March 8

McDonnell Foundation Research Awards
Deadline: March 12

Lance Armstrong Foundation Research Grants
Deadline: March 14

Prostate Cancer Research Foundation 2008 Challenge Awards
Deadline: March 14

ACS Joseph S. Silber Fellowship
Deadline: March 14

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advancing the Science of Continuous Quality Improvement Grant
Deadline: March 14

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
Deadline: March 19

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program
Deadline: March 24

Lance Armstrong Foundation Community Grants
Deadline: March 24

DOD BCRP Clinical Translational Research Award
Pre-App/Pre-Proposal Deadline: March 27

DOD BCRP Era of Hope Postdoctoral Award
Pre-App/Nomination Deadline: March 27

DOD BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Award
Pre-App/Nomination Deadline: March 27

DOD BCRP HBCU/MI Partnership Training Award
Pre-App/Pre-Proposal Deadline: March 27

DOD BCRP Innovator Award
Pre-App/Nomination Deadline: March 27

Cancer Research Institute
Deadline: April 1

DOD BCRP Idea Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: April 16

DOD BCRP Impact Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: April 16

DOD BCRP Synergistic Idea Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: April 16

William Bingham Foundation
Deadline: April 30

DOD BCRP Idea Award
Deadline: May 7

DOD BCRP Impact Award
Deadline: May 7

DOD BCRP Synergistic Idea Award
Deadline: May 7

DOD BCRP Clinical Translational Research Award
Deadline: June 19

DOD BCRP Era of Hope Postdoctoral Award
Deadline: June 19

DOD BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Award
Deadline: June 19

DOD BCRP HBCU/MI Partnership Training Award
Deadline: June 19

DOD BCRP Innovator Award
Deadline: June 19


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Human Pluripotent Stem Cell (hPSC) Research Using Non-Embryonic Sources (R21)

Comprehensive Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership (U54)

Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2008 (NOT-OD-08-041)

National Animal Welfare Education Program Workshops and Conferences for 2008 (NOT-OD-08-043)

March IACUC 101 Workshop and PRIM&R 2008 Annual IACUC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (NOT-OD-08-044)

April IACUC 101 Workshop in Galveston, Texas (NOT-OD-08-045)

Update of Sample Animal Welfare Assurance (NOT-OD-08-049)

Extension of Receipt Date for Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Cancer and Normal Tissue Acquisition and Processing Variables (NOT-CA-08-012)

Native American Research Centers for Health (NOT-GM-08-121)

Addition to Application Requirements for RFA-RM-08-014 "2008 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2)" (NOT-RM-08-008)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

Janice Green
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216-844-7832 fax
janice.green@uhhospitals.org
 
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