Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

September 15, 2008


A study by Cancer Center member Dr. Gregory Cooper will be published in the October 15 issue of Cancer. The study, "Receipt of Guideline-Recommended Follow-Up in Older Colorectal Cancer Survivors", was released online earlier this week, and has already received national attention by major media outlets, including USA Today, Washington Post, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, CBS and

For more about the study, please click here.


An editorial written by Cancer Center Member Dr. Robert Dreicer, Advanced Bladder Cancer: So Many Drugs, So Little Progress , was published in the September 15 issue of Cancer.


The September 15 issue of Cancer contains a study entitled "Sunitinib-Induced Macrocytosis in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma", written by Cancer Center Members Drs. Brian Rini, Paul Elson, Tarek Mekhail, Jorge Garcia, Robert Dreicer, and Ronald Bukowski.


November 16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The purpose of this annual symposium is to engage promising young clinical investigators in cooperative group clinical research. Individuals who meet the criteria are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the fall ECOG meeting, which will take place November 14-16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The symposium will tentatively take place between 8:30-11:00 am on November 16.

Abstracts should be emailed or faxed no later than October 10. For details, please click here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Centennial Symposium

October 27-28
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

The AACR Centennial Symposium: The Future of Cancer Research: Science and Patient Impact will focus on the latest and future advances in cancer research, technologies, and techniques. This forward-looking centennial symposium will also be honoring the long history that the AACR has had with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Advance Registration Deadline: September 15

For details, please click here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS– NanoMedicine Summit 2008

September 25-26
Ritz Carlton

The 2008 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit, is the anchor event for Nano Week in Cleveland (in its fifth year) and will be co-hosted by NorTech's Nano-Network, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. This conference has been incredibly successful in the past (as evidenced by national media attention and feedback from attendees) by bringing together scientists, clinicians, business professionals, investors and others to learn, discuss and interact under the umbrella of nanomedicine.

The 2008 Summit will focus on the use of nanoparticles for diagnostics and therapeutics. Session highlights include:
–Nanoparticles for Imaging Cancer and other Diseases
–Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
–Nanoparticle Building Blocks
–Nanoparticles for Treatment of Disease
–Biological Investigation Using Nanoparticles

Many Cancer Center members are involved in this Summit. Drs. James Basilion, Vinod Labhasetwar, and Maciej Zborowski are on the Organizing Committee, and the following members are scheduled to speak: Drs. Stanton Gerson, Clemens Burda, Agata Exner, Vinod Labhasetwar, Horst von Recum, Pam Davis, Mark Cooper, and Thomas Budd.

For more information, please click here.


Featured Article
Genome Surveys Reveal Complexity of Brain Cancers

Cancer Research Highlights
Palliative Care Consultation Lowers Hospitalization Costs

More Treatments for Cancer-Related Fatigue Needed

Evidence-Based Standards Developed for Pain Control

Math Model Projects Health and Economic Effects of HPV Vaccine

Phase III Trial of Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer Stopped

Director's Update: Guest Update by Dr. Ann O'Mara
Expanding the "Power of Palliation" Through Research


**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

September 15

Hematology/Oncology Research In Progress Seminar cancelled

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Gabriel Nunez, MD
Professor, Pathology
University of Michigan
Topic: Nod-Like Receptors in Innate Immunity and Disease
12:00 pm WRB 1413

September 16

Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Thomas Budd, MD
Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Breast Cancer 101, Including Adjuvant Therapy
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

September 17

Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting rescheduled for September 24

Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Michael Vogelbaum, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: CED for Brain Tumors: Where is it Going?
7:30 am TT1-100 Cleveland Clinic

Grand Rounds
Peter DeGolia, MD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Topic: Enhancing Care in the Hospitalized Patient: Pain Management and Palliative Care
8:00 am Lerner B-151

September 18

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Edward Copelan, MD
Staff, Hematologic Malignancies & Blood Disorders
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Management of AML
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Practice-Based Research Network Seminar
Topic: PBRN Data Collection Methods
6:00 pm Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office

September 19

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Seminar
Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine– Hem/Onc
Topic: Breast Cancer
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Wendy Stock, MD
Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
University of Chicago
Topic: Management of Adults With ALL: A Case-Based Discussion
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic


For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.



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

Family-Centered Care
March 21, 2009
Holiday Inn, Independence
Details to follow

Head and Neck Conference
April 17, 2009
Holiday Inn, Independence
Details to follow


September 25-28
Hilton San Francisco

The Oncology Congress engages you in productive peer-to-peer discussions about cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options, giving you the practical knowledge, tools, and insight needed to improve care and quality of life for your patients today.

The Case CCC has partnered with the Oncology Congress to offer a discounted registration rate for Case CCC members: $395 for physicians and $195 for nurses and physician assistants. To register, please click here, and use priority code COE8.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS– 61st Annual Symposium on Cancer Research: Systems Biology of Cancer

October 30-November 1
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is pleased to host the 61st Annual Symposium on Cancer Research: Systems Biology of Cancer. This symposium will bring together internationally-recognized scientists from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, and patient advocates to describe and discuss state-of-the art information about how systems biology is transforming cancer research. This symposium is directed towards scientists, scientists-in-training, physicians, physicians-in-training, students, and fellows interested in integrating large molecular data sets to generate information relevant to understanding the mechanism of cancer growth and ultimately diagnosing and treating it.

For details, please click here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AFAR Conference on Cancer and Aging

October 6-7
Union League Club
New York, NY

The American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR) is pleased to present Aging and Cancer: Two Sides of the Same Coin?, October 6-7 in New York. This two-day conference will explore fundamental aspects of aging and cancer processes and their interactions. Speakers will examine: genetic and epigenetic changes, environmental influences, and host factors such as oxidative stress and cell death. The evolutionary, cellular and molecular relationships among aging, tumor suppressor mechanisms and the development of cancer as well as the interactions of normal aging cells, stem cells and differences in the manifestation of cancer in young and old will also be discussed. Speakers will report on topics such as telomere biology; nuclear processes such as DNA damage, repair, replication, recombination and transcription; and relevant aspects of mitochondrial structure and function. The goal will be to elucidate genetic and epigenetic alterations that lead to aging and cancer phenotypes.

For more information, please click here.


Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: September 15

Pezcoller Foundation/ AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Deadline: September 15

Susan G. Komen Promise Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 25

ACS Ohio Division Pilot Grants
Application Deadline: September 29

Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Responses to Cancer Therapies (U01)
Deadline: October 5

World Cancer Research Fund International
Deadline: October 13

Canary Foundation/ACS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Early Detection of Cancer
Deadline: October 15

NCI Clinical Investigator Development Program
Deadline: October 15

ACS Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families
Deadline: October 15

AACR/American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention
Nomination Deadline: October 15

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Nomination Deadline: October 15

Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program Clinical Research Scholars
Deadline: November 4

Susan G. Komen Promise Grants
Full Application Deadline: December 4

Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowship
Deadline: December 15

NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Reduce Obesity: Centers for Behavioral Intervention Development (U01)(RFA-HL-08-013)

Roadmap Transformative R01 Program (R01) RFA-RM-08-029

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