April 14, 2008
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Case CCC Request for Pilot Project Applications
The Case CCC is currently accepting applications for a "Multi-Investigator Grant Initiative to Promote the Basic Science Scientific Focus Group Areas of the Cancer Center". Awards of up to $50,000 for 1 year are available.
Principal Investigators must be full-time members of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University or Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and members of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Application Deadline: May 27
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Dana Foundation Brain and Immuno-Imaging Grant Program
CWRU SOM has been invited to submit TWO applications (one per Track A and Track B) to the Dana Foundation Brain and Immuno-Imaging Grant Program- Round 2 2008 (Using Brain and Immune Imaging Innovations to Improve Human Health).
The Dana Foundation supports research on imaging innovations that help reveal how the human brain functions normally, how disorders and injuries alter these functions, and how various therapies affect these conditions. Since immune cells are often integrally involved in the development of, protection against, or responses to brain diseases and injuries, funded research also can focus on immune cell interactions with brain cells. The Program is designed to enable investigators to obtain pilot data more quickly than is possible through other funding processes. Investigations must be applicable to human brain or brain-immune functioning or malfunctioning to be considered for funding.
Internal Deadline: April 24
If you are interested in applying, the following documents required:
For details including eligibility requirements, please click here.
Any Case CCC Member submitting a member-initiated trial to the PRMC should use the templates provided on the PRMC webpage, accessible from the Clinical Research Portal. Please note that this area is password protected. Please contact David Goldblatt with any questions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Research ShowCASE
Come and support your colleagues at the Research ShowCASE, April 16-17 in the Veale Convocation Center. Make sure you visit the Case CCC booth, which will feature the Case CCC Core Facilities and Training Programs. The Tissue Procurement & Histology Facility and the Transgenic & Targeting Facility will also have separate booths.
The following Cancer Center members will also be presenting their research: Drs. Elaine Borawski, Arnold Caplan, Shelley Francis, Marion Good, Neil Greenspan, Sanjay Gupta, Damir Janigro, Eric Juengst, Michael Lederman, Tomas Radivoyevitch, Christian Simon, Mark Smith, and Xiongwei Zhu.
Research ShowCASE features hundreds of Case faculty, staff, and students presenting their latest research and scholarship. For more information, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– V Foundation
The Case CCC has been invited to submit ONE application for the V Foundation Translational Grant. The purpose of this grant is to develop novel approaches to the prevention, detection and treatment of human cancer that requires collaboration of investigators from both the lab and the clinic.
If you are interested in applying, please submit abstract, biosketch and budget to Gillian Irwin (email@example.com) by tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15. The full application of the selected team is due to the V Foundation by June 16.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– TREC
The Case Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center invite investigators to submit developmental projects in the area of nutrition, energetics, energy balance, obesity, physical activity and cancer. These projects should provide an avenue for introducing and integrating new investigators and innovative technologies, methodologies, and/or research in the TREC infrastructure.
Pilot projects can be funded though a maximum of $50,000 per year, direct cost and should be planned to lead to independent research funding preferably of the NIH R01 type.
Please send original application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 1.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Realizing the Promise
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute will be hosting a two-day, national symposium entitled Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Realizing the Promise. This meeting will host leaders in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy, include recent advances in both translational and clinical research, and should provide an exciting forum for discussion and debate on promising immunologic approaches to prevent and treat cancer.
Registration is free, but seating is limited so be sure to register early! Abstracts are being accepted for the poster session. Deadline for abstract submission is July 15.
For more information, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Conference: Cancer Epigenetics
This AACR special conference on cancer epigenetics will assemble prominent investigators in the field to discuss recent advances in this rapidly moving area. Sessions will review mechanisms and recent advances in whole genome epigenetic analysis of cancer. Several sessions will examine specific clinical applications such as diagnostics and therapeutics, and workshops will discuss practical research and translational issues such as methods of whole genome epigenetic analysis and definition of hypermethylator phenotypes. Ample time has been reserved for discussion, oral presentation of selected submitted abstracts, and late breaking research. This conference will provide a unique forum to review the remarkable progress in this area over the past few years, and provide a glimpse of where the field is moving, with a strong emphasis on translational epigenetics research.
Advance Registration Deadline: April 21
For details and registration information, please click here.
CANCER RELATED ARTICLE– "Meditations on a Cure"
Dr. Stan Gerson thought you may be interested in an article entitled, "Meditations on a Cure", that ran in the April 6 edition of the New York Times. In this article, the author, Tim Guertin, Chief Executive of Varian Medical Systems Instruments, reflects on the effect of cancer in his life and his role in finding a cure. To view the article, please click here.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cell Biology Seminar
Cancer Genetics/ Biology Journal Club
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Developmental Therapeutics Meeting
Cancer Prevention & Control Seminar
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Update on Cervical Cancer Prevention: New Technology, New Evidence, and New Recommendations
Taussig Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Genomic Medicine Institute
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS
**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.
Annual Update on Breast Cancer: Highlights of the National Meetings
Head and Neck Conference
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Centennial Conference
The AACR Centennial Conference on Translational Cancer Medicine 2008: Cancer Clinical Trials and Personalized Medicine is the second in the AACR Centennial Conference series on Translational Cancer Medicine and the first to be held in the United States. Translational research is a key programmatic priority of the AACR, and this meeting will showcase the latest scientific discoveries from the laboratory and their clinical applications.
Deadline for abstract submission, award opportunities, and early registration is May 2.
For more information, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR– AACR Annual Meeting 2008
The Case CCC has 62 members participating in 57 presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting scheduled for April 12-16 in San Diego, CA. In addition, Dr. Balazs Halmos is Chairperson of the Minisymposium, Molecular Markers for Cancer Diagnosis and Determination of Patient Outcomes on April 15. To view the Meeting Program, please click here.
CASE CCC 2008 RETREAT
The Case CCC 2008 Retreat is scheduled for July 11-12 at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. The 235-acre resort has many features, including an 18-hole golf course, charter fishing on a Lake Erie marina, restaurants, shops, indoor/outdoor pools, exercise room and tennis courts. Nearby is Cedar Point, wineries, the Lake Erie Islands, and Maritime Museums.
Details and an agenda will be circulated soon.
RACE FOR THE PLACE- Join Our Team!
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has created a team for the Race for the Place, a fundraiser that benefits The Gathering Place in Beachwood, Ohio.
For those of you that are not familiar with the Gathering Place, it is a support center providing programs and services free of charge for individuals and families touched by cancer.
Each year, the first Sunday in June (June 1, 2008) is National Cancer Survivors' Day. On this day, The Gathering Place hosts a 5K / 1 Mile event called Race for the Place. This event helps to raise the money that allows The Gathering Place to offer all of their services free of charge.
If you want to join the Case CCC team, please click here or email email@example.com. Family and friends are also welcome to join our team! It really is a great experience for everyone who is involved.
If cannot run the race, but would still like to help, please consider making a small donation to sponsor our team. Every little bit helps. To sponsor us, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– NIH Symposium: Challenges & Promise of Cell-Based Therapies
May 6, 2008
Mark your calendars for the upcoming NIH Symposium: Challenges & Promise of Cell-Based Therapies on May 6. A small group of outstanding scientists will discuss productive new directions for research in regenerative medicine and highlight the state-of-the-science, notable milestones, and general impediments to cell-based therapies. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from and network with some of the best experts in the field of regenerative medicine.
Please register by April 18, 2008, as a large number of attendees is expected and seating is limited. There is a $30 registration fee to attend. For more information and to register, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS–AACR Accelerating Anticancer Agent Development and Validation Workshop
June 18-20, 2008
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.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Awards
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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