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July 20, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Individuals At Risk For Developing Colon Cancer Identified
Science Daily (press release) - Jul 13, 2009
The study in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is by Sanford Markowitz, MD, Ph.D., the Markowitz-Ingalls ...

Health Roundup: Green, White Tea Extracts May Minimize Sun Damage
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - July 14, 2009
Though the study highlights the beneficial role of green tea and white tea, products containing these ingredients should only supplement -- not replace -- sunscreen, said Dr. Elma Baron, principal investigator of the study and a professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.


CASE CCC RETREAT SURVEY

We would appreciate you taking a short survey about the retreat. We will use your feedback to plan next year's retreat. To take the survey, please click here. All members are encouraged to take the survey, whether or not you attended.

We are appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback, and are already looking forward to next year!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS – MSC 2009 Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy

August 17-19
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center

MSC2009 Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy will offer a forum for the exchange and discussion of research, ideas, and cutting-edge breakthroughs in translational adult stem cell regenerative medicine.

Sessions include Adult Multi-lineage Stem Cells, Pre-clinical Translational Models, Immunomodulation and Tolerance, Trophic Pathways, Tissue Engineering Therapies, Imaging and Homing, bringing cellular therapies to Clinical Trials (both academic and commercial perspectives). Note that the last session is a workshop, Commercializing MSC Therapy, sponsored by Invitrogen, part of Life Technologies, with boxed lunch provided.

CSCRM members can register at a reduced (posted graduate student) rate ($350 vs. regular $495 non-profit).

Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted for poster or short platform presentations so this is a marvelous vehicle to highlight your research to an international audience. Abstracts will continue to be accepted until August 3, 2009 or all 100 spaces are filled. Please send abstracts to Michael Gilkey.

For more information, including registration and to view the agenda, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– PhRMA Foundation

The mission of the PhRMA Foundation is to support young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants at a critical decision point at the outset of their careers. The aim is to encourage young scientists who will be the leaders of tomorrow to pursue careers in research and education related to drug discovery.

The PhRMA Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:

Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pre Doctoral Fellowship
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Sabbatical Fellowship
Research Starter Grant
Deadline: September 1

Informatics
Pre Doctoral Fellowship
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Sabbatical Fellowship
Research Starter Grant
Deadline: September 1


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

Featured Article
Cancer Doctors Urged to Discuss Treatment Costs with Patients

Cancer Research Highlights
Risk of Ovarian Cancer from Hormone Therapy Confirmed

Second Cervical Cancer Vaccine Protects Against Additional HPV Types

Genome Scans Provide Clues to Brain Cancer Risk

Study Aims to Improve Common Protein Discovery Method

Death Rates for Certain Cancers Remain Higher for African Americans

Mayo Clinic Streamlines Development Process for Cancer Trial Protocols

Commentary
A Conversation with...Dr. Edith Perez


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– 2009 Case CCC Breast Cancer Retreat

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is planning a one-day Breast Cancer Research Retreat for Monday, September 14 (please note date change), and is inviting all members of the Cancer Center community to attend.

All PIs currently examining topics related to all aspects of breast development and cancer are encouraged to submit abstracts. The abstracts that are chosen will be incorporated into the agenda either by giving a short talk or presenting a poster.

Abstracts should include title, authors and affiliation. Body of the abstract should be 300 words or less.

We look forward to a stimulating and informative retreat.

Please contact Retreat Co-Directors, Ruth Keri, PhD or Mark Jackson, PhD with any questions.

Please send abstracts by August 1, 2009 via email to: Gillian Irwin.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

July 20

Case CCC and Epidemiology & Biostatistics Faculty Candidate Seminar
Weiwei Wang, PhD
Postdoc Research Associate, Statistics Lab
Dept. of Operations Research & Financial Engineering
Princeton University
Topic: Casual Inference in Outcome-Dependent Two-Stage Sampling Designs
9:00 am WRB 3-136

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Wang Wang, MD, PhD
Research Associate, Integrative Biology & Physiology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Topic: Mitochondria Superoxide Flashes: Digitalized ROS Signaling in the Heart
4:00 pm SOM E501


July 21

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Hematological Malignancy Emergencies
12:00 pm R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic


July 22

Grand Rounds
Charles Kunos, MD, PhD
Director, Gynecologic and Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: General Principles of Radiation Therapy
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151


July 23

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Timothy Gilligan, MD
Assistant Professor, Solid Tumor Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Oncology Emergencies
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


July 24

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Alvin Schmaier, MD
Chief, Div. of Hem/Onc
Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Red Cell Disorders and the Approach to Anemia
8:00 am Wearn 137

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Management of Lung Cancer in the Emphysema Patient: From Surgery to Cyberknife and Beyond
September 11
Embassy Suites, Independence

Breast Cancer Retreat
September 14 (please date change)
Sheep Barn, Squire Valleevue Farm

Paradigms in Lymphoma Management: A Case Based Approach
September 25
Marriott Downtown Cleveland at Key Center

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

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

VASCULATA Summer Course
July 28 - July 31
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (IACRLRD) Symposium XXIV

On October 14-16, the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center will be hosting The IACRLRD Symposium XXIV: Molecular Approaches to Leukemia in the 21st Century: Biology, Outcome Prediction and Personalized Therapy including a mini-symposium - "Comparative Models of Leukemia" on October 14.

Junior faculty interested in leukemia and related diseases are encouraged to apply for one of several travel awards available. The travel awards were created to encourage junior faculty from around the world to participate in this symposium which will feature a distinguished group of internationally renowned presenters, oncologists, scientists and veterinarians. During the Symposium, junior faculty will have unique opportunities for informal gatherings with renowned leukemia experts to exchange ideas and research relating to hematologic malignancies.

Travel Award Deadline: July 15

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Fifth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Recovery and Beyond

The Fifth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Recovery and Beyond Conference is scheduled for June 17-19, 2010 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. This conference is co-sponsored by NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship, ACS Behavioral Research Center, Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

The conference will feature cutting edge research addressing what we know about the post-treatment health and function of cancer survivors and their families, and new directions in reducing morbidity and promoting well-being. More information will be available later this summer. A small number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations during break-out.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund

The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund (AFBCF) is accepting applications for 2010 funding. The mission of the AFBCF is to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Medically underserved women need targeted, customized approaches to enable them to obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. Successful programs have: culturally-competent educational strategies; dedicated staff with specialized language and communications skills; and participation from members of the targeted community who can reach women where they live, work and worship, and who offer personalized assistance to women for whom it is often difficult to access health care.

Application Deadline: August 28

For more information, please click here.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email gillian.irwin@case.edu ASAP, as only one application per institution is allowed.


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Lustgarten Foundation
LOI Deadline: July 24
Application Deadline: August 7

Bone Marrow Failure Hypothesis Development Awards (BMFRP)
Application Deadline: July 30

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

Nancy R. Gelman Foundation Breast Cancer Seed Grants
Deadline: August 5

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Proposal Deadline: August 5

DOD PRCRP Synergistic Idea Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Collaborative Translational Science Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Idea Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Mentor-Predoctoral Fellow Research Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP New Investigator Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

ASCO Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)
LOI Deadline: August 6
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Lustgarten Foundation
Application Deadline: August 7

AACR–National Brain Tumor Society Fellowship, in memory of Bonnie Brooks
Deadline: August 10

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: August 15

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: August 17


International Myeloma Foundation 2010 Brian D. Novis Junior Research Award
Deadline: August 31

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

Improving Cancer Care Grant Improving Cancer Care Grant (ICCG)
LOI Deadline: September 1
Full Application Deadline: December 3

International Myeloma Foundation 2010 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Award
Deadline: September 4

ASCO Career Development Award
Full Application Deadline: September 9

ASCO Young Investigator Award
Application Deadline: September 9

William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation
Deadline: September 16

ASCO Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)
Full Application Deadline: October 1

ED Thomas Post Doctoral Fellowship 2009
Deadline: November 2

ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant Improving Cancer Care Grant (ICCG)
Full 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

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Womens Health (K12) (RFA-OD-09-006)

Diet, Epigenetic Events, and Cancer Prevention (R01) (PA-09-234)

Diet, Epigenetic Events, and Cancer Prevention (R21) (PA-09-235)

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21) (PAR-09-225)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

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