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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

September 21, 2009

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Please read an important editorial, "Redefining Cancer Research", in which Science Editor-in-Chief Dr. Bruce Alberts discusses the need for a bold new initiative in cancer research. We at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center are well on our way to leading research efforts along the pathway outlined by Dr. Alberts.

If you do not have a Science account, you may register for a free subscription to view the article.

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC


CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Pair of Grants Will Boost Prostate Cancer, Kidney Disease Research at Cleveland Clinic
MedCity News - Chris Seper - Sep 18, 2009
Dr. Andrew Stephenson will use a three-year, $300000 Robert Wood Johnson grant to better utilize a diagram, known as nomogram, that uses various factors ...


NIH GRANT APPLICATION FORM REVISIONS

The NIH has announced significant changes to its grant application form. All new/resubmission applications with due dates on/after January 25, 2010 are required to use the new form. Among other changes, the new form sets shortened page limits and adds new research strategy, significance, innovation and approach sections. In addition, biosketch requirements now include a personal statement section asking that proposed personnel, "Briefly describe why your experience and qualifications make you particularly well-suited for your role (e.g., PD/PI, mentor, participating faculty) in the project that is the subject of the application."

To view the notice, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG) Meeting

The Cancer Center is organizing a biweekly Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG) meeting. The aim is to bring all colleagues' effort and expertise together, so they can learn and benefit from each other to DIG out more from the huge data sets since this area is new and moving very fast. Anyone who has an interest in generating sequencing data and data analysis are welcome to attend.

The first SDIG meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 2:30 pm in WRB 1-402. Dr. Mark Adams is scheduled to present. For a list of additional meetings, please click here.

Please contact Dr. Shuying Sun for more information.


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.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Case CCC Clinical Research Retreat

The Case CCC is hosting a Clinical Trials Research Retreat on Tuesday, September 29 from 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm in the Dively Building.

Retreat program includes:
• Emphasis on clinical and translational research;
• Update on shared resources;
• Highlight of joint ICC/Taussig efforts

To view the agenda, please click here.

Please RSVP to Bonnie West, bonnie.west@case.edu, 844-8797 by Monday, September 21.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– 9th Annual ECOG Young Investigator's Symposium

The purpose of this annual symposium is to engage promising young clinical investigators in cooperative group clinical research. Individuals are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the fall ECOG meeting, which will take place on November 6-8th, 2009 Baltimore, MD. The symposium will take place between 8:00-10:00 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

Up to 20 abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentation. Awardees will receive a travel grant to attend the meeting. Participation in other meeting sessions by awardees is highly encouraged, and a meeting agenda will be distributed at the time of the award notice to facilitate planning.

Individuals are eligible to submit an abstract if the following criteria are met:
• MD, PhD, RN, or other professional engaged in cancer-related research, or non-cancer related research that has application to cancer biology, prevention, screening, diagnosis, or treatment;
• Less than 10 years since the completion of post-graduate training, or currently in post-graduate training ;
• Membership or affiliation with ECOG is encouraged, but not required.

The topic may be involve clinical, translational, or basic science research; preference will be given to clinical and translational research.

Please click here for details.


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.

Please contact Retreat Co-Directors, Ruth Keri, PhD or Mark Jackson, PhD with any scientific questions. Please contact Gillian Irwin Todd gillian.irwin@case.edu with any additional questions or to RSVP. Registration is required.

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

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

September 21

Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar
Gregory Adams
Graduate Student, Schmaier Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Prolylcarboxypeptidase Murine Hypomorphs Are Hypertensive and Prothrombotic
12:00 pm WRB 2-136

Pathology Seminar
Stuart Ray, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine– Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: Hepatitis C Virus in vivo: Evolution that Pushes the Envelope
12:00 pm WRB 1-413

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Jonathan D. Smith, PhD
Professor, Molecular Medicine
Staff, Cell Biology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Reverse Cholesterol Transport: Making the "Good Cholesterol" Better
4:00 pm SOM E501


September 22

Immunology Seminar Series
Helene Bernstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Reproductive Biology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: CD4 Expressing NK Cells: A Functionally Unique Cell and Target for HIV Infection
12:00 pm WRB 1-413

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Brian Rini, MD
Associate Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Renal Cell Cancer
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Pathobiology Seminar
Roy Silverstein, MD
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: CD36: A Type B Scavenger Receptor that Regulates Athero-Thrombotic Processes
1:00 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


September 23

Grand Rounds
Lisa Rogers, DO
Professor, Neurology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Neurologic Complications of Cancer
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151


September 24

Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Thomas Budd, MD
Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Metastatic Breast Cancer
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar Series
David Kleinfeld, PhD
Professor, Physics
University of California at San Diego
Topic: Active Spatial Coding and Perception in a Scanning Sensorimotor System
12:10 pm BRB 105


September 25

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar cancelled

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Arlene Siefker-Radtke, MD
Assistant Professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Multi-Modality Therapy for Small Cell Urothelial Carcinoma: Hope in a Time of Change
8:00 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cell Biology Seminar
Ruth Keri, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
CWRU
Topic: Functional Genomics of Breast Development and Carcinogenesis
10:00 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

Oscar D. Ratnoff Symposium
October 2
8:30 am – 5:00 pm WRB 1-413
Details

Breast Cancer Retreat
October 5
Sheep Barn, Squire Valleevue Farm
Details

Case CCC Scientific Series
November 5
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm WRB 1-413



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

2010 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 30

Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Research (PDF) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: October 1
Full Application Deadline: November 17

Komen Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research (PBT-DR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: October 1
Full Application Deadline: November 17

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

World Cancer Research Fund International
Deadline: October 5

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Innovative Grants
LOI Deadline: October 5

Clinical Investigator Development Program
Application Deadline: October 15

ACS Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: October 15

NIH Director's Pioneer Awards
Deadline: October 20

Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Program
Deadline: October 23

NIH Director's New Innovator Awards
Deadline: October 27

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards
Application Deadline: October 28

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Application Deadline: October 28

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 28

ED Thomas Post Doctoral Fellowship 2009
Deadline: November 2

Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship Research (PDF) Grants
Full Application Deadline: November 17

Komen Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research (PBT-DR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: November 17

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Clinical Fellow Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 3


DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Collaborative Translational Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy Dean Award
Proposal Deadline: December 2

ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant Improving Cancer Care Grant (ICCG)
Full Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Clinical Fellow Research Award
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Collaborative Translational Research Award
Application Deadline: December 3

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award
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

Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) (R01) (RFA-GM-10-009)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4) (RFA-OD-09-010)

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