September 14, 2009
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR– Cancer Center External Advisory Board Meeting
The Case CCC hosted the annual visit of its External Advisory Board last week. The advisors' comments are critical for planning and direction, and the Cancer Center leadership uses these visits to assist in evaluating how resources should be directed. Their comments are usually positive, instructive, and supportive, and are aimed at strengthening the scientific programs.
Presentations and discussions revolved around Cancer Center programs; Dr. Meropol also presented his vision for the clinical research program. The advisors were especially supportive of Cancer Center leadership, and pointed to many strong aspects of all of the scientific programs. Especially well received were the Cancer Genetics, Stem Cell and Hematologic Malignancies, Developmental Therapeutics, and Cancer Prevention and Control programs.
While the clinical trials program was not specifically reviewed in detail, its importance to the overall evaluation of the Cancer Center makes it a priority. The advisors strongly recommended that the Cancer Center focus on efforts to expand its joint trials activity and to increase accrual to clinical trials, with particular emphasis on minority recruitment.
A major recommendation emerging from the meeting is that the Cancer Center must increase its portfolio of multi-investigator grants. Thus, the pilot project support provided by the Cancer Center must be supplemented by other means to encourage these working groups to formulate applications. Several promising efforts are underway, and Cancer Center leadership continues its activities in support of developing the survivorship program, supporting the pilot program, and generating productive multi-investigator projects.
We will receive a full report from the EAB in the near future, which will be reviewed fully with the senior and program leadership.
Dr. Stan Gerson, MD
NEW MEMBERS CORNER
Please join us in welcoming the following new members of the Case CCC:
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
Guest Director's Update: Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash
ASC OHIO DIVISION PILOT GRANT AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS SUSPENDED
The Ohio Division Supported Research pilot grants program is suspended for fiscal year 2010 due to budget constraints. Also, Cancer Research Fellowships for clinicals are also under suspension for fiscal year 2010. Silber Fellowships are closed until January 2010.
FUNDING OPPORTUNUTY– Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
AACR is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research. This annual award honors a scientist who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research.
Nomination Deadline: September 15
For more information, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– AACR-Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
AACR and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network have partnered to offer the following pancreatic cancer research funding opportunities. Proposed projects may be in any area of basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological cancer research, and must have direct application and relevance to pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Innovative Grants
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Fellowship
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– ACS Postdoctoral Fellowships
ACS is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. These awards support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).
Deadline: October 15
For more information, please click here.
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.
Deadline: September 15
Contact Marianne Sperk at Marianne.email@example.com for more information and application instructions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics Symposium
The Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics is proud to present the symposium, "Understanding Protein Complexes, Networks and the Interactome", on Monday, October 19. This event will be held in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium 1-413. For this symposium, the Center has invited speakers from distinguished institutions to discuss current developments and applications of computational and wet-lab approaches toward interactome mapping.
Further information on the symposium program schedule will be available within the next few weeks. Registration is free. To register, please send your name and institution/department to CPB-Registration@case.edu.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– 2009 Case CCC Breast Cancer Retreat
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is planning a one-day Breast Cancer Research Retreat for October 5 at the Sheep Barn, and is inviting all members of the Cancer Center community to attend.
If you are interested in attending but have not yet registered, please email Gillian Irwin Todd firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar
Immunology Seminar Series
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting cancelled
Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Neurosciences Seminar Series
CSCRM and Bioethics Seminar/ Luncheon
Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Genomic Medicine Institute
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Paradigms in Lymphoma Management: A Case Based Approach
Oscar D. Ratnoff Symposium
Breast Cancer Retreat
Case CCC Scientific Series
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
AACR Seminar: Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research
AACR Seminar: Advances in Breast Cancer Research
International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (IACRLRD) Symposium XXIV
ICMS-AACR-INCa Fifth International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment: Progression, Therapy and Prevention
AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
AACR Seminar: Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
AACR Eighth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
32nd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
AACR Seminar: Genetics and Biology of Brain Cancers
AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer: Prospects for Personalized Prevention and Therapy
AACR-JCA 8th Joint Conference on Cancer Genomics, Epigenomics, and the Development of Novel Therapeutics
AACR 101st Annual Meeting
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation
DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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