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September 7, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

We're All Mutants, Say Scientists
BBC News - Sudeep Chand - Sep 2, 2009
Joseph Nadeau, from the Case Western Reserve University in the US, who was not involved in this study said: "New mutations are the source of inherited ...

Lasers 'Cook' and Kill Brain Tumors
News 8 Austin - Aug 31, 2009
... are very difficult if not impossible to safely reach with conventional surgery," Gene Barnett, MD, a neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, told Ivanhoe. ...

Vinflunine Plus Best Supportive Care Improved Survival in Advanced ...
HemOncToday - Aug 27, 2009
According to Robert Dreicer, MD, department of solid tumor oncology at the Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, and the author of...

 

Cancer center members may be particularly interested in news coverage of a study done by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, to be published in this week's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This study validates works done by Dr. Robert Silverman, who originally discovered the link between the XMRV virus and prostate cancer:

Prostate Cancer's Worst Form Linked to Gene-Influencing Virus
Bloomberg News - Sept 8, 2009

Could a Virus Cause Prostate Cancer
The Los Angeles Times - Sept 7, 2009

Virus Could be Cause of Some Prostate Cancers Canada's CTV News - Sept 8, 2009

Virus Linked to Prostate Tumours
BBC News - Sept 7, 2009

Vaccine Hope After Animal Leukaemia Virus Linked to Prostate Cancer
UK Times - Sept 8, 2009

Virus linked to most aggressive form of prostate cancer
UK Guardian - Sept 7, 2009

Scientists find evidence some forms of prostate cancer 'may be caused by virus'
UK Daily Mail - Sept 8, 2009

U. of U. Research: Is Prostate Cancer Caused by a Retrovirus?
Salt Lake Tribune - Sept 7, 2009

Virus Might Be One Cause of Prostate Cancer-Study
Reuters - Sept 7, 2009

U., Columbia Researchers Find Viral Link to Prostate Cancer
Deseret News - Sept 7, 2009

Virus Linked to Prostate Cancer
ABC 4 - Sept 7, 2009

Retrovirus Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Scientific American - Sept 7, 2009


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Ratnoff Symposium

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Oscar D. Ratnoff Symposium on October 2 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium (WRB 1-413). Please click here to view the program. Contact Kelly Sliter Kelly.Sliter@uhhospitals.org with any questions.


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
Full Application Deadline: November 17

For details, 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.sperk@case.edu for more information and application instructions.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

September 7

Happy Labor Day!


September 8


September 9

Grand Rounds
Brenda Cooper, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Introduction to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151

Immunology Seminar
Booki Min, PhD, DVM
Assistant Professor, Immunology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Homeostatic Regulation of T Lymphocytes in vivo: A Key Mechanism to Control the Immune System
12:00 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

CSCRM Seminar
Emerson Perin, MD, PhD, FACC
Director of Research for Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Director, Stem Cell Center
Texas Heart Institute
Topic: Stem Cells in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
4:30 pm WRB 1-413


September 10

Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Halle Moore, MD
Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Breast Cancer 101, including Adjuvant Therapy
12:00 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


September 11

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Smitha Krishnamurthi, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: What Every Fellow Needs to Know
8:00 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Robert Mayer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana Farber Cancer Center
Topic: Systemic Therapy for Colorectal Cancer: Are We Making Progress?
8:00 am R3-002/003 Cleveland Clinic

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

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

Case CCC Scientific Series
November 5 (please note change of date)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

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


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 questions.

If you are interested in attending but have not yet registered, please email Gillian Irwin Todd gillian.irwin@case.edu ASAP.


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DOD OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy Dean Award
Pre-Application Deadline: September 9
Proposal Deadline: December 2

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

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

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

World Cancer Research Fund International
Deadline: October 5

Clinical Investigator Development Program
Application 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

ED Thomas Post Doctoral Fellowship 2009
Deadline: November 2

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

The Biology of Estrogen Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer in Various Racial and Ethnic Groups (U01) (RFA-CA-09-026)

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