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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

June 1, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Lung Cancer Study to be Done in Cleveland
WKYC-TV - May 26, 2009
"New treatments are urgently needed for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer," said Balazs Halmos, MD, Ireland Cancer Center of University ...


KUDOS- Case CCC Members Honored at Crain's Cleveland Business 2009 Health Care Heroes Luncheon

At a luncheon last week, Dr. Sanford Markowitz was named Crain's Cleveland Business 2009 Health Care Hero for Advancements in Health Care. Dr. Markowitz was recognized for his work in developing a DNA screening test as a less invasive option for colon cancer screening

Dr. Lee Ponsky, founder of MedWish International, a nonprofit committed to the recovery and recycling of usable medical supplies health care providers must discard, was a finalist in the Health Care Advocate category.

For more information, please click here.


KUDOS– Drs. Gary Falk and Amitabh Chak Co-Author Barrett's Esophagus Study Published in "New England Journal of Medicine"

Congratulations to Drs. Gary Falk and Amitabh Chak, who co-authored the study, Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett's Esophagus with Dysplasia, which was published in the May 28, 2009 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine". For more information about the study, please click here.


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (ASCO) ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS

The Cancer Center is attempting to track members who are part of the formal program or presenting a poster at the ASCO Annual Meeting, May 29 - June 2 in Orlando, Florida. Please send information to gillian.irwin@case.edu.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Prostate Cancer Forum: A Pathway to Support, Education and Empowerment

Prostate Cancer Forum: A Pathway to Support, Education and Empowerment, is an all-day forum that will cover a variety of topics, including sexuality, osteoporosis, genetic issues, incontinence, and complementary therapies. All sessions are open to spouses, significant others and family members. This event is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights.

Cancer Center members Drs. Edward Cherullo, Jay Ciezki, Douglas Einstein, and Charles Nock are scheduled to present.

This program is free, but advance registration is required. For more information, please contact The Gathering Place at 216-595-9546 or info@touchedbycancer.org.

This forum is sponsored by Ireland Cancer Center, with additional sponsorship provided by the American Cancer Society, the Cleveland Clinic, the Gathering Place, and the Foundation for Cancer Research and Education.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Race for the Place

Join The Gathering Place on Sunday, June 7, National Cancer Survivors Day, for the 9th Annual Race for the Place, a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk. The race starts at 9:15 am at Beachwood Mall on the upper level parking lot between Dillards and Nordstrom with several pre-race activities beginning at 8:00 am. All proceeds from Race for the Place help keep programs and services free of charge for individuals and families touched by cancer.

For details and registration information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO)

The fourth annual Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO) will be hosted by Case Western Reserve University on June 15-17. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of methods, research findings, and experiences. An important goal for the conference is to foster long-term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology that benefit Ohio.

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– ACS Pan Ohio Hope Ride

The American Cancer Society's Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a bicycling tour that enables you to take an incredible bicycle journey and to support ACS Hope Lodges and other vital patient services. The Pan Ohio Hope Ride will take cyclists from Cleveland to Cincinnati in a four-day tour through Ohio's scenic countryside from July 30 - August 2. Challenge yourself to hit the road and make the road smoother for those battling cancer.

For more information, please click here.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund has released a Call for Abstracts for the 21st Annual Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Scientific Symposium, schedule for October 1-4, 2009 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstracts may be submitted online at http://www.fanconi.org May 11- June 19.


 

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 1

Research in Progress Seminar
Yulan Qing, PhD
Research Associate, Gerson Lab, Div. Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: The Role of Ku70 in Hematopoiesis
12:00 pm WRB 2-136

Case CCC Faculty Candidate Seminar
Steven Zielske, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan
Topic: Radiation Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Stem Cells
3:30 pm WRB 3-136


June 2

Case CCC Faculty Candidate Seminar
Steven Zielske, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan
Topic: The Mechanism of Radiation and Chemotherapy Resistance of Breast Cancer
3:00 pm WRB 3-136


June 3

Grand Rounds
Min Yao, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Recent Advances in Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Treatment
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Hien Duong, MD
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: TBA
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


June 4

Aging-Cancer Research Seminar
Cynthia Owusu, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
4:00 pm BRB 732


June 5

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Lalitha Nayak, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hematology/ Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Steven Mawhorter, MD
Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Global Paradigms: ID Considerations in Transplant Candidates
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Thesis Defense
Phillip Larimer
Graduate Student, Neurosciences
CWRU
Topic: Local Circuit and Intrinsic Mechanisms of Persistent Activity in the Dentate Hilus of the Rat Hippocampus
2:00 pm SOM E646

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO)
June 15 - 17
CWRU campus
Details

Annual Breast Cancer Update: Highlights of the National Meetings
June 19
Marriott Cleveland East, Warrensville Heights
Brochure and Registration

ASCO Review
June 25
InterContinental Hotel
Details

Case CCC Scientific Retreat 2009
July 10-11
Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Aurora
Details

Case CCC Scientific Series
October 8
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413

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


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Center for Mind-Body Medicine CancerGuides® II
June 11 - 14
Washington, DC
Details

2nd Annual Business Education Course The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place
July 13-16
George S. Dively Building, CWRU Campus
Details

2009 caBIG® Annual Meeting: Solving Basic and Clinical Research Challenges in Cancer and Beyond
July 20 – 22
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Details

ACS Pan Ohio Hope Ride
July 30 - August 2
Details

MSC2009: The Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy Conference
August 17-19
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Details

ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium
October 8-10
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA
Details

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

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Pre-proposal Deadline: June 1

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: June 1
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: June 1
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst in Disparities Research (CCDR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: June 1
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative
Deadline: June 15

BCRP Impact Awards
BCRP Multi-Team Awards
BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Awards
BCRP Innovator Awards
Application Deadline: June 17

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Innovation in Clinical Research Award Competition
Proposal Deadline: July 8

NCRR Competitive Revision Application
Deadline: July 10

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 15
Proposal Deadline: August 5

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31


Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst in Disparities Research (CCDR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 15
Proposal Deadline: August 5

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: August 15

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: August 17

ASCO Cancer Foundation Improving Cancer Care Grant, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure
LOI Deadline: September 1

William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation
Deadline: September 16

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

Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network CISNET (U01) (NOT-CA-09-028)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
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216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

Janice Hassinger
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
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janice.hassinger@uhhospitals.org

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