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November 16, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Top Scientists to Meet at Cleveland Clinic on Trail of XMRV, a Suspect in Prostate Cancer
Plain Dealer - Nov 10, 2009
Robert Silverman is a cancer biologist at the Cleveland Clinic instrumental in the discovery of the XMRV virus...


NEW MEMBERS CORNER

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Case CCC:

Rom Leidner, MD
Visiting Instructor, Medicine– Hematology/Oncology
Developmental Therapeutics Program

Mitchell Machtay, MD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Developmental Therapeutics Program

Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD, MSN
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Aging-Cancer Research Program

Frederic Reu, MD
Associate Staff, Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
Clinical Program

Khalid Sossey-Alaoui, PhD
Project Staff, Molecular Cardiology
Molecular Basis of Cancer Program


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Dr. Volker Diehl Visit/ Special Lectures

Volker Diehl, MD from the University of Koln, Germany will be visiting Taussig Cancer Institute November 30 and December 1 in advance of the ASH meeting. Dr. John Sweetenham's office has arranged for him to give a Special Lecture at 8:00 am on December 1 on the therapy of Hodgkin lymphoma. He will also speak at the THOR seminar series at 1:00 pm that day at which he will review translation aspects of HL.

As you probably know, Dr Diehl is a major international figure in Hodgkin lymphoma, has directed the German Hodgkin Lymphoma Study group for more than 15 years, and has been responsible for major advances in this disease, including the International Prognostic System for HL and the BEACOPP regimen. He will be available for meetings November 30 and December 1. If anyone is interest in meeting with him during that time, please send your availability to Aimee Drury (drurya@ccf.org) and Dr. Sweetenham (sweetej@ccf.org).


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Special Seminar in Metastatic Breast Cancer

The Case CCC is pleased to present a special seminar in Metastatic Breast Cancer on Monday, November 23 at 4:00 pm in Wolstein Research Building 3-136. Dr. Jianming Xu, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, will present Members of the p160 SRC Family, the Crucial Players and Potential Targets in Breast Tumorigenesis and Metastasis.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Case CCC Scientific Series: TREC

Please mark your calendars for the next installment of the Case CCC Scientific Series and reception on January 28, 2010 from 4-7 pm in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1-413). Presentations will be related to the Case Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center, led by Dr. Nathan Berger:

Stephanie Doerner: Diet, Obesity and Susceptibility to Colon Cancer

Cheryl Thompson, PhD: Activation of the PI3K pathway in colon and breast cancer

Ofer Reizes, PhD: Role of Leptin in Mammary Tumorigenesis

Sanjay Patel, MD: The Effect of Sleep Disturbances on Adipose Tissue Gene Expression

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.


CTSC NEWSLETTER

The inaugural edition of the CTSC newsletter, "Connections", is now available for viewing on the CTSC website. "Connections" will be a monthly newsletter with communications from Drs. Pamela Davis and Richard Rudick (co-PI's on the grant), CTSC Core descriptions, and updates on core activities within the CTSC.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– American Society for Preventative Oncology

The American Society for Preventative Oncology (ASPO) has released a Call for Abstracts in relation to their 34th Annual Meeting: New Developments in Cancer Prevention & Control, March 20-23, 2010 in Marriott North Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.

The 2010 ASPO meeting will feature four paper sessions in areas of survivorship, diet, tobacco, and epidemiology. Select abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations in these areas, as well as for poster presentations across the following topic areas: Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Screening, Chemoprevention, Nutrition, Behavioral Science, Tobacco, Biomarkers, Genetics, and Cancer Survivorship. The 16 highest ranking abstracts will be published in the February issue of "Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention".

Deadline: November 18

For details, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– CSCRM Request for Proposals

The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) has issued an RFP for pilot projects for this coming year. The goal of this pilot funding is to to provide seed money for new research ideas with priority given to projects that bring new researchers into the stem cell arena or provide funding for a "new" research area (not additional support for an existing project). Projects must have a clinical and/or commercial direction though it may be more rudimentary than for a fully developed project. The "fourth" $50K slot will be divided among the CWRU/CCF/UH tech transfer offices (TTO) to apply to stem cell projects that the TTOs recommend would significantly be assisted (in the IP/commercialization effort) by a small increment of data.

Deadline: November 23

Please click here for more information.


CASE CCC ON FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN– Join Us!

We are always trying to foster communication and collaboration across the cancer center community any way that we can. The Case CCC has set up a page on Facebook and LinkedIn, so please become a fan of us on Facebook or join our group on LinkedIn, and encourage others to do so as well. Please help us spread the word.

We encourage you to post events, relevant news articles, items of discussion, etc… Your feedback is appreciated!


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS– Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting nominations for the Clinical Scientist Development Award. This award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Each U.S. accredited, degree-granting institution, "which would encompass for that institution all affiliated graduate schools, related hospitals and research institutes", may nominate up to two candidates.

Nomination Deadline: November 17
Proposal Deadline: December 22

For more information, please click here.


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. If you would like to nominate someone for the position, please contact Tracy Rehl (tracy.rehl@case.edu).

Click here to view the job description.


NIH EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS

The application cycle for the NIH extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) ends December 1. The extramural LRPs often allow scientific investigators to remain in the research workforce, achieve research independence, and focus their efforts on advancing the health of the nation without having to worry about their student loan debt. The extramural LRPs include Clinical Research, Pediatric Research, Health Disparities Research, Contraception and Infertility Research, and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds.

Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the Contraception and Infertility Research LRP); be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a university, nonprofit organization, or federal, state, or local government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary.

For details, please click here.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

November 16

Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar cancelled

Pathology Research Seminar
Clark Distelhorst, MD
Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc and Pharmacology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Regulation of Calcium Signals by Bcl-2
12:00 pm WRB 5-136

Skeletal Research Center Seminar
Diego Correa, MD, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Biology
CWRU
Topic: Role of MSCs in Bone Metastasis
4:00 pm Millis 123


November 17

Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Ruggero DeMaria, MD
Chairman, Hematology
Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Rome, Italy
Topic: Cancer Stem Cells: Toward Clinical Applications
9:00 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Immunology Seminar
Xinjian Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
University of Utah
Topic: Naturally Arising FoxP3+ T Cells: What Do They Respond To?
12:00 pm WRB 1-413

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Jorge Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Biochemical Failure: Treatment Options for Non-Castrated and Castrated Patients
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


November 18

Grand Rounds cancelled

CSCRM Seminar
Mark Krebs, MS
Technical Sales Specialist
Cyntellect
David Spector, MBA
Director Business Development
Cyntellect
Topic: In Situ Microplate-Based Cytometry for Cell Processing with Minimal Disruption
10:00 am NE3-218 Cleveland Clinic

Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Research Symposium
Lily Yang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Emory University
Topic: Engineering Targeted Nanoparticles: Selection of Tumor Targeting Ligands
11:00 am WRB 1-413

Immunology Seminar
Dan Littman, MD, PhD
Professor, Molecular Immunology, Pathology and Microbiology
New York University
Topic: Role of Transcription Factors and Microbiota in Inflammatory T Cell Differentiation
12:00 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Research Symposium
Lily Yang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Emory University
Topic: Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Targeted Tumor Imaging and Therapy
4:00 pm WRB 1-413

Developmental Therapeutics Meeting
5:00 pm WRB 2-136


November 19

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Brad Pohlman, MD
Staff, Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Follicular Lymphoma
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Stefan Herlitze, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosciences
CWRU
Topic: P/Q-type Calcium Channels: Cell-Type Specific Function, Modulation and Disease
12:10 pm BRB 105


November 20

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Conference
Scott Sommers, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Spontaneous Autologous Graft-Versus-Host Disease in Myeloma Autograft Recipients: A Syndrome Increasing the Incidence?
AND
Himabindu Gaddapati, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Hyman Muss, MD
Professor, Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topic: Breast Cancer in Older Women: No Longer the Silent Majority
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Bing-Cheng Wang, PhD
Professor, Medicine
CWRU/ MetroHealth
Topic: To Go or Not to Go: An Akt-EphA2 Reciprocal Regulatory Loop Controls Tumor Cell Invasion
12:00 pm BRB 105

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Case CCC Scientific Series- TREC
January 28, 2010
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm WRB 1-413
Speakers:
Stephanie Doerner
Cheryl Thompson, PhD
Ofer Reizes, PhD
Sanjay Patel, MD


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

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

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

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

AACR-Colorectal Cancer Coalition Fellows Grant, in memory of Lisa Dubow:
Deadline: November 18

AACR-FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research:
Deadline: November 18

DoD BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Awards:
Pre-Application Deadline: November 18
Application Deadline: December 2

DoD BCRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards:
Pre-Application Deadline: November 18
Application Deadline: December 2

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 BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Awards:
Application Deadline: December 2

DoD BCRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards:
Application Deadline: December 2

Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Kimmel Scholar Award
Deadline: December 2

Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Kimmel Translational Science Award
Deadline: December 2

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

AACR-AstraZeneca Fellowship for Translational Lung Cancer Research
Deadline: December 7

AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships: AACR Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research and AACR-Astellas USA Foundation Fellowships in Basic Cancer Research
Deadline: December 7

AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships
Deadline: December 7

AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Anti-Angiogenesis Research
Deadline: December 7

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

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
Deadline: January 14, 2010

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

National Centers for Biomedical Computing (U54) (RFA-RM-09-002)

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