Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

March 3, 2008

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Administrative Supplements for Making Knockout Mice

The NIH and the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) re-announce the opportunity for investigators to apply for administrative supplements to have mouse knockouts made from existing mutant ES cell resources. The goal of this program is to support use of existing resources and to ensure that ES cell lines are converted into frozen embryos that are available from a repository. With up to $13,125 (direct costs) from the NIH, you can get started quickly on generating the knockout you need for your research project. To view the NIH notice, click here. There are two receipt dates in fiscal year 2008: April 1, 2008 and June 1, 2008.

You may also contact the Case CCC Cancer Center Athymic Animal & Xenograft Facilities for details: Lili Liu, MD, PhD- Director, or Daniel Lindner, MD, PhD- Co-Director.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD OCRP

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 CDMRP eReceipt Website.

Career Development Award– Postdoctoral Fellow or Early Career Investigator
Pre-Application Letter of Intent: 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.

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.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS–Pathobiology of Cancer: The Edward A. Smuckler Memorial Workshop

July 6-13, 2008
Snowmass Resort Village
Snowmass Village, CO

The American Associate for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting applications for the Pathobiology of Cancer: The Edward A. Smuckler Memorial Workshop on July 6-13, 2008 in Snowmass, Colorado. This workshop is designed for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in subfields within biomedical research such as molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cellular biology, immunology, experimental therapeutics, epidemiology, and virology. A limited number of Senior Scientists beyond the postdoctoral level will also be admitted to the program.

Application Deadline: March 5

For more information, please click here.


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.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology

July 11-18, 2008
Given Institute of the University of Colorado
Aspen, Colorado

Please mark your calendars for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) workshop, Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology on July 11-18 in Aspen, Colorado. The goal of this workshop is to provide a substantive overview of the essential role that molecular biology plays in the clinical world. The organizers are primarily seeking students who are motivated to build a career in translational cancer research, i.e., the exciting research front at the interface between basic research and clinical investigations.

Application Deadline: March 10

For more information, please 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.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

March 3

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar cancelled

Cancer Genetics/ Biology Journal Club
Shan Jiang, PhD
Postdoc, Ma Lab
Division of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: MET Mutations: Signaling and Sensitivity to MET Inhibition
12:00 pm WRB 2-136


March 4

Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Timothy Gilligan, MD
Associate Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Testicular Cancer: Early Stage Disease
11:00 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


March 5

Grand Rounds
Rom Leidner, MD
Fellow, Division of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Monoclonal Antibody Treatment of AML in the Elderly
8:00 am Lerner B-151


March 6

TREC Seminar
Li Li, MD/ PhD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Lysophosphatidylcholines: Potential Markers for Colon Cancer
4:00 pm BRB 732

Neurosciences Seminar
Freda Miller, PhD
Senior Scientist
University of Toronto/ Hospital for Sick Kids
Topic: Neural Stem Cells: From Development to Repair
12:10 pm BRB 105


March 7

Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Sharon Sanborn, MD
Fellow, Division of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Paclitaxel Plus Bevacizumab Versus Paclitaxel Alone for Metastatic Breast Cancer
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Angela Dispenzieri, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine- Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Topic: How to Treat Multiple Myeloma in 2008
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Reuben Kapur, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Indiana University
Topic: Role of P13 Kinase in Hematopoiesis
12:00 pm BRB 105

Case CCC & ICC Special Seminar
Athanassios Argiris, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine–Hem/Onc
Medical Director, Aerodigestive Cancers Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Co–Director, Lung Cancer Center
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Topic: Innovative Approaches in the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
2:00 pm Wearn 137

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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
Brochure and Registration

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
Brochure and Registration

Annual Update on Breast Cancer: Highlights of the National Meetings
June 13
Hilton Cleveland East, Beachwood
Course Directors: Janice Lyons, MD, Halle Moore, MD, and Paula Silverman, MD


MARK YOUR CALENDARS–AACR Accelerating Anticancer Agent Development and Validation Workshop

June 18-20, 2008
North Bethesda, MD

This is a postgraduate workshop for clinical and translational investigations focused on strategic planning to develop and validate new anticancer and cancer prevention agents and pathways. This is an intensive and interactive workshop in how to design effective strategies– from clinical trial initiative, to enabling trials, to pivotal efficacy trials– to develop new anticancer and prevention agents, taught by a distinguished faculty from across the academic, industry, consumer, and government (FDA) sectors.

For more information, click here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Cancer Biostatistics Workshop

July 13 - 19, 2008
The Lodge at Sonoma
Sonoma, CA

Applications are now being accepted for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Biostatistics Workshop, July 13-19, 2008 in Sonoma, California.

This is an intensive one-week workshop in statistical methods in oncology and collaborative interactions between biostatisticians and clinical oncologists. It is designed to update the expertise and increase the number of biostatisticians working on oncology-related problems to improve their ability to use new biological information, develop valid research designs for new therapies, and increase the number and quality of clinical trials.

Application Deadline: March 24

For details, please 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.


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.



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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 OCRP Idea Development Award
Pre-App/Pre-Proposal Deadline: March 26

DOD OCRP Translational Research Partnership Award
Pre-App/Pre-Proposal Deadline: March 26

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

SASS Foundation
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 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

ONS Foundation Breast Cancer Research Funding
LOI Deadline: June 30

DOD OCRP Idea Development Award
Proposal Deadline: July 2

DOD OCRP Translational Research Partnership Award
Proposal Deadline: July 22

ONS Foundation Breast Cancer Research Funding
Deadline: July 30


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Guidance on NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) on-line tutorial Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) (NOT-OD-08-054)
Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 152
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

Janice Green
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-1862 phone
216-844-7832 fax
janice.green@uhhospitals.org
 
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