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August 3, 2009

DEADLINE EXTENDED- 2009 Case CCC Breast Cancer Retreat Call for Abstracts

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is planning a one-day Breast Cancer Research Retreat for OCTOBER 5 (please note change of date), 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.

**Every retreat attendee must submit an abstract by the date indicated below.**

We look forward to a stimulating and informative retreat.

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

The deadline to register and submit abstracts has been extended to August 7, 2009. Please send abstracts via email to: Gillian Irwin (gillian.irwin@case.edu).


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Acceleration Grant Opportunities in Cellular Molecular Imaging of Cancer, Cancer Biology, Therapeutics

Acceleration funding is available for investigative interdisciplinary teams with broad expertise in cancer biology, molecular imaging/imaging, pharmacology, genetics for opportunities to explore aspects of cancer biology with non-invasive imaging technologies.

This funding is designed to specifically provide the resources to fully develop ongoing projects for inclusion in ICMIC application, and is open to eligible faculty members with cancer focused funded research

Selected projects that will be used as the basis for a Summer 2010 P50 In-vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC) grant and other future independent grants.

Funding priority will be given for the following criteria:
• Projects with a high likelihood of subsequent national-level funding.
•High impact projects of interdisciplinary teams with imaging and life science expertise looking to explore cellular or molecular aspects of cancer biology, including cell signaling, cancer genetics (including reporter genes, transgenics), cellular/molecular aspects in response to therapy
• Cross-disciplinary research that links cancer biology, imaging.
• Collaboration between established investigators.

Deadline: September 15

Contact Marianne Sperk at Marianne.sperk@case.edu for more information and application instructions.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award

The LCRP Concept Award mechanism supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to lung cancer. The Concept Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project but, instead, allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations. This award mechanism supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. Proposals must describe how the new idea will enhance the existing knowledge of lung cancer or create an entirely new avenue for investigation. Submissions from and partnerships with investigators at Military Medical Treatment Facilities, Military labs, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and research laboratories are encouraged. Research completed through a Concept Award may generate sufficient preliminary data to enable the PI to prepare a proposal for future research.

Pre-Application Deadline: August 20
Application Deadline: September 3

For more information, please click here.


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

Featured Article
More Women Are Choosing Mastectomies at Mayo Clinic

Cancer Research Highlights
Breast Cancer Risk in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Quantified

Thalidomide Does Not Help in Small Cell Lung Cancer

New Role Found for Tumor-suppressor Protein

Clinical Trial Caution: Meeting Abstract May Differ from Final Publication

Director's Update
A Significant Milepost on the Cancer Informatics Super Highway

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 3


August 4


August 5

Grand Rounds
Joseph Baar, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Breast Cancer- Early Stage Management and Adjuvant Therapy
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151

Case CCC Breast Cancer Metastasis Faculty Candidate Seminar
Khandan Keyomarsi, PhD
Professor, Medical Oncology, Experimental Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Targeting the Cell Cycle for Personalized Treatment of Breast Cancer
3:00 pm WRB 3-136


August 6


August 7

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Lan Zhou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Introduction to Transfusion Medicine
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

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

Breast Cancer Retreat
October 5 (please note change of date)
Sheep Barn, Squire Valleevue Farm

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

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

International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (IACRLRD) Symposium XXIV
October 14-16
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Details

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


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Program

The Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program seeks outstanding candidates to fill 5 Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2010. The training program is funded by the NIH and it is a component of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. This innovative program is a collaboration involving CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth. Each CR Scholar will embark on a 4-year program of intensive training in multidisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.

Qualified candidates will hold an MD, PhD, DDS, PharmD, PsyD, or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated keen interest in clinical research. We invite applications from physicians, nurses, dentists, social and behavioral scientists, engineers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, bioethicists, and other professionals with expertise relevant to clinical research. Successful candidates will receive a CWRU appointment, with salary and benefits commensurate with prior experience and qualifications, research stipend, tuition benefits, and access to a multidisciplinary pool of highly qualified mentors who will guide their research projects.

Interested applicants should contact Beth Spyke at spykeb@ccf.org or click here for further information and application instructions.

Deadline: October 23



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

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

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

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


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

ASCO 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

Request for Information (RFI): Immune Response Modifiers Pathway Translational Research Opportunities (NOT-CA-09-031)

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01) (RFA-CA-09-017)

Early Detection Research Network: Clinical Validation Centers (U01) (RFA-CA-09-018)

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24) (RFA-CA-09-019)

Early Detection Research Network: Data Management and Coordinating Center and Statistics and Biomarker Resource Center (U24)(RFA-CA-09-020)

Limited Competition: Support for Human Specimen Banking in NCI-Supported Clinical Trials - Cooperative Group Banks (CGB) (U24) (RFA-CA-09-504)

Exfoliated Cells and Circulating DNA in Cancer Detection and Diagnosis (R21) (PA-09-238)

Substance Use and Abuse among U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R01) (RFA-DA-10-001)

Substance Use and Abuse among U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R21) (RFA-DA-10-002)

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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