September 28, 2009
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
New Treatment is Showing Potential for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients
Cleveland Clinic Researchers Secure Federal Grants Totaling $6 million
Case Western Reserve Researcher Wins $4.9M Grant for Colon Cancer Work
The Future of Colonoscopy
A study by Dr. Sanford Markowitz, Glucose Deprivation Contributes to the Development of KRAS Pathway Mutations in Tumor Cells, was published in the September 18 issue of "Science". This study suggests that glucose deprivation increases the activity of the KRAS oncogene in colon cancer.
An article by Dr. Hillard Lazarus, Anthracycline Dose Intensification in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, was published in the September 24 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine". Research found that patients with AML who were given twice the standard dosage of chemotherapy had a higher complete remission rate than patients who received the standard dosage.
NEW MEMBERS CORNER
Please join us in welcoming the following new members of the Case CCC:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Breast Cancer Spotlight Series
Mark your calendars for the next Breast Cancer Spotlight Series seminar, featuring Dr. William J. Muller, Professor of Biochemistry at McGill University. Dr. Muller will present Oncogene-Mediated Signaling in Transgenic Mouse Models of Human Breast Cancer. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 pm in SOM W331.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Clinical Investigator Development Program
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) announces a training opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research. The Clinical Investigator Development Program will link eligible clinicians to a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community of more than 250 talented CCR intramural scientists conducting cutting-edge research on the campuses of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland. The CCR is nationally recognized as a premier training ground for clinical research, which is conducted in the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Center.
Application Deadline: October 15
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research
Kimmel Scholar Award
Kimmel Translational Science Award
Deadline: December 2
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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.
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.
Deadline: October 23
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– 2010 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research is accepting nominations for the 2010 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. This annual prize, which includes a $25,000 cash award, is presented to a distinguished individual who has helped advance the field of cancer research and whose basic science research accomplishments have helped improve treatment options for patients. Recipients will be recognized and featured in major public media and press, national Prize designations, and ceremonies of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, an international charity supported by more than 4 million donors including hundreds of private foundations and corporations.
Deadline: September 30
For more information, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced the release of Postdoctoral Fellowship (basic, translational, clinical) Research grants and Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research for the 2009-2010 Research Program.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Research (PDF) Grants – Komen is committed to training across the research continuum and therefore has developed 3 types of PDF training awards: Basic Research, Translational Research and Clinical Research. Clinical Fellowships are designed to attract outstanding physicians who wish to pursue a career path that blends patient care with high impact, clinical and/or translation breast cancer research.
Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research (PBT-DR) Grants – PBT-DR Grants are intended to establish a training program headed by a mentor(s) to support qualified students who are dedicated to pursuing research in breast cancer disparities.
Pre-Application Deadline: October 1
For details, please click here.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar
Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG) Meeting
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Cancer Biology Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Case CCC Clinical Research Retreat
Inflammation, Infection and Cancer Focus Group Meeting
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Oscar D. Ratnoff Symposium
Neurosciences Thesis Defense
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
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
Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics Symposium
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
2010 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Collaborative Translational Research Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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