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February 2, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Cancer: the new challenge for health care in the developing world
HemOncToday, NJ - Jan 26, 2009
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MEMBER UPDATES

Jaroslaw Maciejewski MD, PhD has been appointed as inaugural chair of the newly created Dept of Translational Hematology & Oncology Research at the Taussig Cancer Institute, the fifth department of TCI. Dr. Maciejewski, a long-time member of the Case CCC, holds extensive peer-reviewed grant support for work on MDS and pre-leukemic states, and has published widely. He is a newly appointed member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Blood" as well.

Derek Raghavan MD, PhD has been appointed to an ongoing term as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid), the committee responsible for oversight of the Deutsche Krebshilfe comprehensive cancer center funding program. Dr. Raghavan has recently completed on-site reviews of 10 German cancer centers as part of that committee, after an initial phase I selection process among 18 centers - as a result comprehensive cancer designation with significant funding will be awarded to 5-6 centers.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Leukemia Research Foundation Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program

The Leukemia Research Foundation is accepting applications for the Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program. The Leukemia Research Foundation is currently funding New Investigators only. New Investigators are considered to be within seven (7) years of their first independent position. Years as a resident physician, fellow physician, or post-doctoral fellow are considered to be training years.

New Investigator research grants are for a period of one year for up to $100,000. Award funds are transferred quarterly to the institutional office of grant administration or sponsored programs. The next funding cycle begins on July 1, 2009.

Deadline: February 13

For more information, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Impact Awards and Multi-Team Awards

The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) has released program announcements for Impact Awards and Multi-Team Awards.

BCRP Impact Awards
Open to investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent). Supports unique projects that possess strong potential to have a significant impact in breast cancer. Preproposal Deadline: March 12. Preproposal is required; proposal submission is by invitation only.

BCRP Multi-Team Awards
Team must consist of three independent, faculty-level (or equivalent) investigators; must include a basic investigator, a clinical investigator, and an investigator from any other area of expertise. Preproposal Deadline: March 12. Preproposal is required; proposal submission is by invitation only.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Idea Development Awards and Collaborative Translational Research Awards

The Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) has released program announcements for Idea Development Awards and Collaborative Translational Research Awards.

Idea Development Awards
Supports high-impact, innovative research that will drive the field forward. Preproposal Deadline: March 2; Preproposal is required; proposal submission by invitation only.

Collaborative Translational Research Awards
Supports collaborations between clinicians and laboratory scientists that accelerate the movement of promising ideas in ovarian cancer into clinical applications. Preproposal Deadline: March 2; Preproposal is required; proposal submission is by invitation only.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Idea Development Awards and Synergistic Idea Development Awards

The Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) has released two program announcements for Idea Development Awards and Synergistic Idea Development Awards.

Idea Development Program
Supports innovative approaches to prostate cancer research that may include high risk, provided there is potential for significant impact. Preproposal Deadline: March 3; Preproposal is required; proposal submission by invitation only.

Synergistic Idea Development Awards
Supports new or existing partnerships between two or three independent investigators to address a central innovative question in prostate cancer that may include high risk, provided there is a potential for significant impact. Preproposal Deadline: March 3; Preproposal is required; proposal submission by invitation only.


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

News
Study Forecasts Savings for Marker-based Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Cuts Cancer Risk for BRCA1/2 Carriers

Double Transplantation of One's Own Stem Cells Is Not Warranted for Multiple Myeloma

Race May Not Be a Survival Factor in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

Method Could Reveal Fused Genes in Common Cancers

Commentary
Director's Update: Prelude to a New Chapter in the National Cancer Program

Conversation With...Dr. Richard Troiano


CALL FOR PAPERS– Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO)

The 4th Annual Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO 2009) will be held at CWRU June 15-17, 2009. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of methods, research findings, and experiences in the area of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. An important goal of the conference is to foster long-term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology that benefit Ohio.

OCCBIO invites researchers in the broad area of bioinformatics to submit their unpublished work to the conference. The conference proceedings will be indexed.

OCCBIO paper submission deadline has been extended to February 3rd.

Important Dates:
February 3, 2009 - Full papers due (for oral presentations and proceedings)
March 14, 2009 – Registration opens
May 11, 2009 - Poster abstracts due
March 31, 2009 – Deadline for early registration discount

For details, please click here.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

February 2

Hematology/Oncology Research In Progress Seminar
Greg Li, PhD
Research Associate, Bunting Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: STAT5 and Gab2 Cooperate in Hematopoiesis
12:00 pm WRB 2-136

Pathology Research Seminar
Andrew Neish, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology
Emory University
Topic: Commensal Effects on Epithelial Signaling
12:00 pm WRB 1-413

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Visualizing Immune Responses in Tissue Milieu
4:00 pm SOM E501


February 3

Cancer Biology Seminar
Matthew Summers, PhD
Genetech, Inc.
Topic: Controlling the Anaphase Promoting Complex
11:00 am NC1-202

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Pierre Triozzi, MD
Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Melanoma
12:00 pm R3/002 Cleveland Clinic


February 4

Grand Rounds cancelled

Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Sarah Swerdlow
Graduate Student, Distelhorst Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: The Role of Dig 2 in Glucocorticoid-Induced Autophagy
12:00 pm WRB 1-413


February 5

Expression Proteomics Workshop
Daniela Schlatzer
AND
Chao Yuan, PhD
Senior Research Associates, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
CWRU
Topic: Global Proteome Profiling Using Label Free Technology in Human Clinical Studies and Animal Models of Disease
9:00 pm BRB 105

Neurosciences Seminar
Brian McDermott, PhD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Exploring Hair Cell Development Using Zebrafish Functional Genomics
12:10 pm BRB 105

Aging-Cancer Research Seminar
Barbara Andersen, PhD
Professor, Psychology
Ohio State University
Topic: Psychological Responses to Cancer Recurrence and Efficacy of Psychological Intervention on Both Emotional Distress and Physical Health
4:00 pm BRB 732


February 6

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Rom Leidner, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Steven Howard, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin
Topic: Low-Dose Rate Therapy for Retreatment of Gliomas
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Barbara Andersen, PhD
Professor, Psychology
Ohio State University
Topic: A Bio-Behavioral Model of Cancer Stress and Disease: A Successful Test
12:00 pm BRB 105

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS

Case CCC Scientific Series
March 24
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413

May 11
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413

October 8
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413

Emerging Trends in Cancer Immunotherapy
February 18
Holiday Inn, Independence
Course Directors: Drs. Henry Koon, Joseph Baar, Andrew Sloan
Brochure and Registration

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

Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO)
June 15 - 17
CWRU campus
For details, click here.

Annual Breast Cancer Update: Highlights of the National Meetings
June 19
Marriott Cleveland East, Warrensville Heights
Details to follow

Case CCC Scientific Retreat 2009
July 10-11
Details to follow

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


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– James S. McDonnell Foundation

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems.

In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas:
–Bridging Brain, Mind, and Behavior
–Studying Complex Systems
–Brain Cancer Research

Applications are continuously accepted for these awards.

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS–2nd Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science

March 16–18, 2009
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Bethesda, MD

Human biospecimens are the foundation of the translational research that will transform patient care. The 2009 BRN Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science will focus on the significant impact of pre-analytical biospecimen variables on cancer research and molecular medicine. This promises to be a stimulating and informative three-day event that will feature interactive discussions and presentations about biospecimen quality and recent advances in biospecimen science.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 9
Registration Deadline: February 17

For more information, please click here.



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
Deadline: February 2

Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
Deadline: February 2

Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science
Deadline: February 2

Komen/ASCO Medical Student Rotation
Deadline: February 20

Komen/ASCO Resident Travel Award
Deadline: February 20

Ohio Cancer Research Associates
Deadline: February 20

BCRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Pre-Application Deadline: February 25
Proposal Deadline: March 11

BCRP Predoctoral Traineeship Awards
Pre-Application Deadline: February 25
Proposal Deadline: March 11

National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Deadline: February 26

2009 NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Deadline: February 28

Cancer Research Institute Investigator Award Program
Deadline: March 1

Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
LOI Deadline (mandatory): March 1
Full Applications Deadline: March 15

Lady Tata Memorial Trust International Awards for Research in Leukemia
Deadline: March 1

BCRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Proposal Deadline: March 11

BCRP Predoctoral Traineeship Awards
Proposal Deadline: March 11

Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
Full Applications Deadline: March 15

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Deadline: Open


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Expiration of Several Research Career Development Award (K Award) Funding Opportunity Announcements(NOT-OD-09-039)

Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Winter Ice Storms January 2009 (NOT-OD-09-042)

Adobe-Based Grant Application Forms Now Available for All NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements Requiring Electronic Submission (NOT-OD-09-043)

Pharmacogenomics Research Network (U01/U19) (RFA-GM-10-001)

Pre-Application for Dietary Supplement Research Centers: Botanicals (X02) (PAR-09-091)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 152
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

Janice Hassinger
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-1862 phone
216-844-7832 fax
janice.hassinger@uhhospitals.org

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