Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

May 12, 2008

Administrative Supplements to Active R01, P01, P50, U01, and U19 Grants Focused on Cancer Survivorship

The Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces for the Federal fiscal year of 2008 the opportunity for grantees to seek administrative supplemental funding for existing NCI funded behavioral and/or psychosocial interventions among cancer survivors and/or their family members. The purpose of these administrative supplements is to fund the addition or inclusion in the design of the planned psychosocial and/or behavioral intervention study of information on the economic or health services impact of the intervention being delivered. This initiative, known as the Economic Impact Studies of Interventions for Cancer Survivors and/or their Families, should be within the scope of the active original grant. Current NCI awardees of R01, P01, P50, U01, and U19 grants pertinent to cancer survivorship intervention research may apply for an administrative supplement provided specific conditions are met. (Included among these is the requirement that the original grant have a termination date later than April 22, 2010.)

Funding priority will be given to projects that assess the effects of interventions conducted among low income and ethnically diverse populations. Such studies may involve the assessment of either economic impact or health services utilization.

Requests must be received on or before June 9, 2008. Budget requests must not exceed $200,000 in total costs for funding not to exceed 12 months. Please note that the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is not involved in receipt and processing of these requests. NCI's OCS will receive these administrative supplement requests. For application instructions: click here. To access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– HRSA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions is accepting applications for the Patient Navigator Outreach and Chronic Disease Prevention Demonstration Program (HRSA-08-130). The purpose of this Program is to promote model "patient navigator" programs to improve health care outcomes for individuals with cancer and/or other chronic diseases, with a specific emphasis on health disparity populations.

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 22
Application Deadline: June 13

For details, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Implications for Research

Please mark your calendars on May 19 for Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Implications for Research, a half-day symposium exploring techniques for designing research projects sensitive to the cultural dynamics of your patient population. Guest speaker and facilitator, Tawara Goode, MA, is Assistant Professor and Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, and the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center.

Please RSVP to Michelle Abraham (216-778-3858).


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Let's Band Together

The Ireland Cancer Center and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital present Let's Band Together: Inaugural Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Initiative Symposium, Friday, June 13 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Marriott Cleveland Key Center. Patients, healthcare professionals, clinicians, government leaders and others interested in learning more about ongoing efforts to fight against adolescent and young adult cancer are encouraged to attend. For details and registration information, please click here, or contact Sante Ghetti at (216)844-4886 for more information.

Also mark your calendars for the Rise Above It (RAI) Inaugural "Black Dress, Yellow Tie" Keep the Fight Alive! Reception that evening, from 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm also at the Marriott Cleveland Key Center. For details on this event, click here. To learn more about RAI, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Cancer Health Disparities Summit

July 14-16
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Bethesda, MD

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) is pleased to present the Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2008, July 14–16, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland. The overall theme for this year's Summit is Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities Through Science, Training, and Community. The Cancer Health Disparities 2008 will highlight the science of the programs and grantees funded through the CRCHD.

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics

June 2-4, 2008
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

The Third Annual Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics will be held at the University of Toledo June 2-4. This conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussing approaches, research findings, and experiences regarding computational investigations of biological problems. An important goal of the conference continues to be the fostering of long-term collaborative relationships among informatics and life sciences researchers from academia, government and industry, spanning Ohio and adjacent states. This meeting is not only for experts in bioinformatics, but also for those who make substantial use of bioinformatic tools in their research/development work, or would like to expand such use.

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– ASCO Annual Meeting

May 30 - June 3
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 30- June 3 in Chicago. This meeting is the premier scientific and educational event in oncology, drawing 30,000 attendees worldwide. As a forum for collaboration and communication, the ASCO Annual Meeting brings together oncologists of all disciplines, researchers, nurses, and patient advocates in the fight against cancer. The 2008 Meeting will unite the global oncology community with the common goals of delivering the highest quality patient care and innovating treatment advances.

For details, please 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.


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

To view the RFA, please click here. RFA, Instructions and Cover Sheet are also available on the Cancer Center homepage.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

May 12

Cancer Genetics/ Biology Journal Club
Nicholas Greco, PhD
Instructor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Ischemic Vascular Damage Can Be Repaired by Healthy, But Not Diabetic, Endothelial Progenitor Cells
AND
Yulan Qing, PhD
Research Associate, Gerson Lab, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Topic: Adult T-cell Progenitors Retain Myeloid Potential
12:00 pm WRB 2-136

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Lila Gierasch, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Topic: Moving the Protein Folding Problem From the Test Tube to the Cell
4:00 pm SOM W203


May 13

Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds: Austin S. Weisberger Lecture Series
Robert A. Kyle, MD
Professor, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester
Topic: Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance and Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: The Key to Neoplasia
12:00 pm Kulas Auditorium (Lakeside 5th Floor)


May 14

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Joung Lee, MD
Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Operative Complications in Meningioma Surgery: Lessons Learned
7:30 am TT1-110 Cleveland Clinic

Grand Rounds
Robert A. Kyle, MD
Professor, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester
Topic: Novel Therapy of Multiple Myeloma
8:00 am Lerner B-151

Department of Genetics Faculty Candidate Chalk Talk
Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:30 pm BRB 732

CSCRM Seminar
Tao Cheng, MD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Stem Cells Under Stress
4:30 pm WRB 1413


May 15

Prevention and Control seminar cancelled

Molecular Genetics Seminar
Michael Karin, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
Topic: Innate Immune Signaling in Tumor Promotion and Metastasis
9:30 am NA5-08 Cleveland Clinic

Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Christy Stotler, MD
Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Hemolytic Anemias
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Shasta Sabo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology
CWRU
Topic: Regulated Trafficking of Presynaptic Precursors During Synapse Formation in the Cortex
12:10 pm BRB 105

TREC Seminar
Edward Stavnezer, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry
CWRU
Topic: The Ski Oncogene Reprograms Cellular Energetics
4:00 pm BRB 732


May 16

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Gazi Yasargil, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Topic: Microneurosurgical Treatment of Intrinsic Brain Tumors
7:30am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Ajita Narayan, MD, PhD
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Diane Meier, MD
Professor, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Topic: Palliative Care and the Cancer Patient
8:00am Cleveland Clinic R3/002-003

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Michael Karin, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
Topic: Innate Immune Signaling in Tumor Promotion and Metastasis
12:00 pm BRB 105

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.

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
Brochure and Registration

ASCO Review 2008
June 27
InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center
Course Directors: Robert Dreicer, MD and Hillard Lazarus, MD
Brochure and Registration

Head and Neck Conference
October 31
Holiday Inn, Independence
Details to follow


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Realizing the Promise

September 11-12
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

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

May 28-31
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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.

For details and registration information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Centennial Conference

July 20-23
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey, California

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.

For more information, 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 gillian.irwin@case.edu. 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–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.



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DOD PCRP Idea Development Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: May 22

DOD PCRP New Investigator Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: May 22

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Training Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: May 22

DOD PCRP Physician Research Training Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: May 22

DOD PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program Award Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: May 22

DOD PCRP Synergistic Idea Development Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: May 22

Administrative Supplements for Making Knockout Mice
Deadline: June 1

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 2

DOD PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pre-App Deadline: June 4

DOD PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (Specific appropriation for bone marrow failure disorder research)
Pre-App Deadline: June 4

DOD PRMRP Translational Research Award
Pre-App Deadline: June 4

DOD PRMRP Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
Pre-App Deadline: June 4

DOD PRMRP Clinical Trial Award
Pre-App Deadline: June 4

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Career Catalyst in Disparities Research
Pre-Application Deadline: June 10

DOD PCRP Clinical Consortium Agreement
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: June 11

DOD PCRP Clinical Trial Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: June 11

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: June 11

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Training Award
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: June 11

DOD PCRP Laboratory-Clinical Transition Award: Stage 1
Pre-App/LOI Deadline: June 11

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Pre-Application Deadline: June 19

DOD OCRP Consortium Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 25

DOD PCRP Laboratory-Clinical Transition Award: Stage 1
LOI Deadline: June 30

DOD PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Proposal Deadline: July 2

DOD PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (Specific appropriation for bone marrow failure disorder research)
Proposal Deadline: July 2

DOD PRMRP Translational Research Award
Proposal Deadline: July 2

DOD PRMRP Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
Proposal Deadline: July 2

DOD PRMRP Clinical Trial Award
Proposal Deadline: July 2

DOD OCRP Consortium Development Award
Proposal Deadline: July 9

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Career Catalyst in Disparities Research
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Doris Duke CSDA Bridge Grant
Deadline: September 1


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations in AIDS-Associated Malignancies for Projects Currently Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NOT-CA-08-017)

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Policy for Clinical Trials Research and Associated Clinical Terms of Awards (NOT-CA-08-019)

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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
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216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

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