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October 5, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit to Focus on Cancer Care
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - Oct 4, 2009
"It's kind of like having a big brain trust on cancer," says Dr. Derek Raghavan, director of the Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. ...

Scientist Builds Imager That Identifies, Locates Individual Cancer Cells
Science Daily (press release) - September 29, 2009
Dave Wilson was dissatisfied with blurry, low-sensitivity optical images of diseased tissues. So, four years ago he set out to create a better ... James Basilion, an associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve, did not work on Wilson's imager but has seen the ...

Cell Targeting hopes to bring purpose to stem cell therapy
MedCity News - Sep 28, 2009
Such a solution – if it works – would help address one of several major problems with cell therapy, said Dr. Stanton Gerson, director of University ...The technology is based off research from Case Western Reserve University researchers Arnold Caplan and James Dennis. The company's initial focus is in cardiovascular therapies...


FACULTY CANDIDATE SEARCH– Associate Director for Basic Research

The Case CCC is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Director for Basic Research. As we continue our search, we ask that people in the Cancer Center community encourage any qualified candidate to apply for the position.

Click here to view the job description.


KUDOS

University Hospitals chair appointments were recently approved for the following Cancer Center members:

Julian Kim, MD to the Charles A. Hubay, MD Chair in the Department of Surgery

Mitchell Machtay, MD to the Vincent K. Smith Chair in Radiation Oncology

Neal J. Meropol, MD to the Dr. Lester E. Coleman Jr. Chair in Cancer Research and Therapeutics

Andrew Sloan, MD to the Peter D. Cristal Chair in Neurosurgery.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Breast Cancer Spotlight Series

Save the date for the next Breast Cancer Spotlight Series seminar, featuring Dr. William J. Muller, Professor of Biochemistry at McGill University. Dr. Muller will present Oncogene-Mediated Signaling in Transgenic Mouse Models of Human Breast Cancer. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 pm in SOM W331.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Inaugural Angie Fowler Lecture in Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology

Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Angie Fowler Lecture in Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology. Heidi Adams, Founder and Executive Director of Planet Cancer, will present Young Adults & Cancer: When Two Worlds Collide with Dr. John Letterio on Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 am in the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Amphitheatre.

The first half of the presentation will cover current medical data pertaining to AYA oncology. The second half provides a window into the world of a young adult with cancer, as Heidi addresses the unique psychosocial challenges faced by AYA patients and shows what "falling through the cracks" means on the front lines. The talk, which offers many practical suggestions on how to better relate to young adult patients, is illustrated by personal stories that vividly and humorously show the impact of current gaps in knowledge and access. The presentation ends with an overview of current activity in the young adult movement on the research and advocacy fronts, as well as information on resources available to both patients and physicians.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Lisa's Legacy 5K Run/Walk

The inaugural Lisa's Legacy 5K Run/Walk is on Sunday, October 18. The walk will begin at 8:30 am in the University Circle area, starting and finishing at the Museum of Natural History. Proceeds will benefit Lisa's Legacy Fund for Cancer Research and Education at ICC.

For more information and to register, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– 2nd Annual Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Symposium

The 2nd Annual Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Symposium is scheduled for Friday, October 16 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1-413). Lunch will provided. To register, please contact Sante Ghetti at 844-4886 or sante.ghetti@uhhospitals.org by October 9.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Breast Cancer Research Program

The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) has recently announced the following funding opportunity:

Concept Award
Open to investigators at all academic levels; postdoc-level investigators are eligible to apply.
Pre-Application Deadline: October 29
Proposal Deadline: November 12

The BCRP also anticipates that announcements and application instructions for the following funding opportunities will be posted in October 2009:

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Open to doctoral graduates (MD or PhD) with no more than 2 years in the proposed research setting and no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Mentor or formal co-mentor must have breast cancer experience, to include current funding and publications.

Era of Hope Scholar Award
Open to independent, non-mentored investigators within 6 years of their last mentored position as of the nomination date.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Clinical Investigator Development Program

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) announces a training opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research. The Clinical Investigator Development Program will link eligible clinicians to a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community of more than 250 talented CCR intramural scientists conducting cutting-edge research on the campuses of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland. The CCR is nationally recognized as a premier training ground for clinical research, which is conducted in the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Center.

Application Deadline: October 15

Please click here for more information.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research

Kimmel Scholar Award
Qualified applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent graduate degree and must perform research in an American not-for-profit institution during the period of Kimmel Foundation support. The Kimmel Foundation is seeking accomplished young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research. Applications are limited to those who achieved the equivalent rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2006. However, physicians who have both clinical and research responsibility are eligible if appointed on or after July, 2005. These awards are designed for researchers who do not yet have their own R01 funding. Applicants will be judged on the basis of quality of prior work, research proposed and letters of support.

Kimmel Translational Science Award
The Foundation provides up to five additional awards specifically for physicians engaged in translational science. Eligibility includes those with M.D. or equivalent degrees, who have achieved the rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2005. Candidates must not hold R01 funding for the laboratory component of their cancer research. Applicants must demonstrate a significant personal involvement in the laboratory component of the translational project described. The translational research may involve primarily animal studies but must include reasonable application to subsequent human investigation.

Deadline: December 2

For more information, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Program

The Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program seeks outstanding candidates to fill 5 Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2010. The training program is funded by the NIH and it is a component of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. This innovative program is a collaboration involving CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth. Each CR Scholar will embark on a 4-year program of intensive training in multidisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.

Interested applicants should contact Beth Spyke at spykeb@ccf.org or click here for further information and application instructions.

Deadline: October 23


EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

October 5

Breast Cancer Retreat
Sheep Barn, Squire Valleevue Farm
Details

Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar
Yuan Lin
Graduate Student, Gerson Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: In Vivo Imaging of MGMT-P140K Mediated HSC Engraftment Resulted in Persistent Clones
12:00 pm WRB 2-136

Pathology Seminar
Chaoyang Li
Dept. of Pathology
CWRU
Topic: Prion Protein in Cancer Biology
12:00 pm WRB 5-136

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Christopher P. Ford, PhD
Vollum Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Topic: Mechanism of Dopamine Transmission in the Midbrain
4:00 pm SOM E501


October 6

Cancer Biology Seminar
Clark Distelhorst, MD
Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Bcl-2-Regulated Calcium Signaling in Lymphoid Malignancy: Prospects for a Novel Therapeutic Target
11:00 am NC-202

Immunology Seminar
Vince Tuohy
Professor, Immunology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Prophylactic Breast Cancer Vaccination
12:00 pm BRB 105

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
John Sweetenham, MD
Professor, Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Allen Fellows Visiting Professor Lecture (Department of Orthopaedics)
Jung U. Yoo, MD
Professor and Chair, Orthopaedics
Oregon Health and Science University
Topic: Do Donor Characteristics Affect Stem Cell Potential?
5:00 pm Kulas Auditorium (Lakeside 5121)


October 7

Grand Rounds
Paul Barr, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Update
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151


October 8

Neurosciences Seminar
David Katz, PhD
Professor, Neurosciences
CWRU
Topic: The Neurobiology of Rett Syndrome: Basic Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutic Approaches
12:10 pm BRB105

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


October 9

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Conference
Cecilia Choi
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Mark Israel, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Genetics
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Topic: Tumor Glucose Metabolism
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Jeremy Rich, MD
Chairman and Professor, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Potential Implications of Cancer Cells in Brain Tumor Biology
12:00 pm BRB 105

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Case CCC Scientific Series
November 5
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm WRB 1-413


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

AACR Seminar: Advances in Breast Cancer Research
October 13-16
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, CA
Details

International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (IACRLRD) Symposium XXIV
October 14-16
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
Details

Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics Symposium
October 19
WRB 1-413
CPB-Registration@case.edu

ICMS-AACR-INCa Fifth International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment: Progression, Therapy and Prevention
October 20-24
Palais des Congres de Versailles, Versailles, France
Details

AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
November 15-19 John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA Details

AACR Seminar: Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
December 6-9
Houston, TX
Details

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 9 -15, 2010
Scottsdale, AZ
Details

AACR Eighth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
December 6-9
Hilton Americas, Houston, TX
Details

32nd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
December 10-13
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
Details

AACR Seminar: Genetics and Biology of Brain Cancers
December 13-15
Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
Details

AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer: Prospects for Personalized Prevention and Therapy
January 11-14, 2010
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, CA
Details

AACR-JCA 8th Joint Conference on Cancer Genomics, Epigenomics, and the Development of Novel Therapeutics
February 5-9, 2010
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, HI
Details

AACR 101st Annual Meeting
April 17-21, 2010
Washington, DC
Details



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Clinical Investigator Development Program
Application Deadline: October 15

ACS Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: October 15

NIH Director's Pioneer Awards
Deadline: October 20

Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Program
Deadline: October 23

NIH Director's New Innovator Awards
Deadline: October 27

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards
Application Deadline: October 28

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Application Deadline: October 28

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 28

ED Thomas Post Doctoral Fellowship 2009
Deadline: November 2

Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Research (PDF) Grants
Full Application Deadline: November 17

Komen Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research (PBT-DR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: November 17

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Clinical Fellow Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Collaborative Translational Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 3


DOD OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy Dean Award
Proposal Deadline: December 2

ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant Improving Cancer Care Grant (ICCG)
Full Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Clinical Fellow Research Award
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Collaborative Translational Research Award
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD PRCRP Synergistic Idea Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Collaborative Translational Science Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Idea Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Mentor-Predoctoral Fellow Research Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP New Investigator Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Special Conferences
Deadline varies

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Deadline: Open


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Announcement of Participation of NCI on PA-07-279: Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG)(R01), and on PA-06-418: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG)(R21) (NOT-CA-09-036)

Community Networks Program (CNP) Centers for Reducing Cancer Disparities through Outreach, Research and Training (U54)(RFA-CA-09-032)

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for Years 2010, 2011 and 2012 (P50) (PAR-10-003)

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