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November 9, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

University Hospitals Begins Trial to Test Vaccine for Triple Negative Breast ...
Plain Dealer - November 9, 2009
A few months after that, oncologist Dr. Joseph Baar, who was awaiting word on funding for the trial, presented a research paper on triple negative breast ...

New HPV Vaccine Might Stop Vulvar Cancer in its Tracks
U.S. News & World Report - November 4, 2009
Right now, though, said Dr. Kristine Zanotti, a gynecologic oncologist with University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, "there are a lot of ...

Jumping On Genetic Testing–The War of the SNPs
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - Oct 16, 2009
Prostate cancer is illustrative of a fundamental conundrum; Eric A. Klein, MD, chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, writing in the ...


KUDOS

Samantha Morley, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee on the Cancer Biology Training Grant, was recognized with a two-year award from the American Institute for Cancer Research for her project, the Alpha Tocopherol Transfer Protein, Vitamin E, and Prostate Cancer.

 

Case CCC Survivorship Pilot Grants were recently awarded to:
Mary Step, PhD- Comparison of Recurrent and Non-recurrent Cancer Patients' Needs and Well-being
Gary Deimling, PhD- Feasibility Research to Inform the Development of a Coping and Communication Support Intervention for Older Adult, Long-Term Cancer Survivors

 

The following Cancer Center members were selected to receive Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) 2009 Pilot Project Grants:
Ruth Keri, PhD- Identification of Biomarkers of Bone Marrow Micrometastases in HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
Charles Kunos, MD, PhD- Mechanism of Secondary Resistance to Radiation, Cisplatin Plus Ribonucleotide Reductase Inhibitors
Nora Nock, PhD- Neurocognitive and Genetic Evaluation of Obese Endometrial Cancer Patients: A Feasibility Study
Luis Solchaga, PhD- Development of a Potency Assay for the Immunomodulatory Activity of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
David Wilson, PhD- Coronary Plaque Characterization with Vascular OCT Imaging


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 Ming, 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.


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 OPPORTUNITIES– AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships

AACR-AstraZeneca Fellowship for Translational Lung Cancer Research
Open to Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first 5 years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. Proposed research projects must relate directly to 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
Open to Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. Proposed research projects may be in any area of basic cancer research.

Deadline: December 7

AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships
Open to Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first 5 years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. Proposed research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research.

Deadline: December 7

AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Anti-Angiogenesis Research
Open to Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellows with a medical degree or a combined M.D./Ph.D. working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first 5 years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. Proposed research projects are restricted to basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological projects that substantially advance the field of anti–angiogenesis research in cancer.

Deadline: December 7


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

Featured Article
Pancreatic Cancer Report Urges Changes in Clinical Trials

Cancer Research Highlights
Even With Very Small Breast Tumors, Studies Find HER2 Status Matters

Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer Estimated for BRCA Families

Lower Total Blood Cholesterol Levels Are Not Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Tests for Catching Cervical Precancers Show Equivalent Accuracy

Nicotine Patch and Lozenge Combination Helps Smokers Quit for Longer

Personalized Phone Counseling Helps Teens Quit Smoking

Guest Director's Update: Dr. Cathy L. Backinger
Entering a New Era in Tobacco Control Research


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

The RFP will be posted on the CSCRM website this week.


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!

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

November 9

Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar cancelled

Pathology Research Seminar
Charles Parkos, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University
Topic: Pathobiology of Epithelial Inflammation
12:00 pm WRB 1-413

Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG)
Shuying Sun, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences (Oncology)
CWRU/ UH
Topic: SNP Detection for Massively Parallel Whole-Genome Resequencing
2:30 pm WRB 1-413

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Erik Zuiderweg, PhD
Professor, Biological Chemistry
University of Michigan
Topic: Allosterics in the Hsp70 Chaperone Proteins in Solution
4:00 pm SOM E501

Skeletal Research Center Seminar
Zhimin Feng, PhD
Instructor, Biological Sciences
CWRU
Topic: TBA
4:00 pm Millis 123


November 10

Immunology Seminar
David Pascual, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Infectious Disease
Montana State University
Topic: Apoptotic and IL-35 Immunotherapy for Autoimmunity
12:00 pm WRB 1-413


November 11

Grand Rounds
Ted Parran, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Keeping Up With the Changing World of CME
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151

CSCRM Seminar
Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: Translational Tissue Engineering: Harnessing the Basics of Stem Cells, Development, and Materials Science
4:15 pm WRB 1-413


November 12

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Nathan Pennell, MD
Associate Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Lung Cancer
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Amy Lee, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics University of Iowa
Topic: Regulation of Presynaptic Ca2+ Channels at Ribbon Synapses
12:10 pm BRB 105


November 13

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

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Karl Anderson, MD
Associate Director, General Clinical Research Center
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Topic: Porphyrias: Current Diagnostic and Treatment Issues
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
James Basilion, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
CWRU
Topic: Intra-Operative Molecular Imaging for Real-Time Identification of Tumor Margins and Infiltrating Cells During Surgery
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-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

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


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.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DOD BCRP Concept Award
Proposal Deadline: November 12

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

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

Administrative Supplements for Disseminating Evidence-based Computer-tailored Cancer Control Interventions (NOT-CA-10-003)

NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements to Support Core Consolidation (NOT-RR-10-001)

State and Community Tobacco Control Policy and Media Research (U01) (RFA-CA-10-008)

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