November 1, 2010
CANCER CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
This week, the Cancer Center will be hosting two guests as part of the Cancer Center Seminar Series.
The KLF6 Gene Family in Human Cancer
Monday, November 1, 2010
Please join us Monday, November 1 at the a special Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring guest speaker Goutham Narla, MD, PhD. Dr. Narla, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Medicine, and Medical Education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will present The KLF6 Gene Family in Human Cancer. A reception will follow the presentation
Dr. Narla's laboratory studies the regulation of KLF6 alternative splicing in the development and progression of human cancer, has identified new signaling pathways regulated by this gene family, and have provided new insight into cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. His group was the first to describe an anti-apoptotic function for KLF6-SV1, in prostate cancer. His laboratory investigates the potential utility of the expression pattern of the KLF6 gene family as a cancer prognostic marker, studies the molecular mechanisms and pathways regulated by KLF6 and KLF6-SV1 in cancer, and examines the role of the KLF6 gene family in oncogenic signaling. He also works on developing relevant cell culture and mouse model systems to identify and validate rationally designed to create a system to identify cancer relevant pathways, and develop small-molecule or other molecular therapies to target these molecular alterations in vivo.
Current Controversies in Vitamin D and Cancer
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Case CCC and the Helen Moss Breast Cancer Research Foundation are pleased to co-sponsor the Friday, November 5 Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring guest speaker Greg Plotnikoff, MD MTS FACP. Dr. Plotnikoff will present Current Controversies in Vitamin D and Cancer.
Dr. Plotnikoff is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received national and international honors for his work in crosscultural and integrative medicine. A graduate of Carleton College, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Plotnikoff co-chaired the task force that led to the development of the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing. He served there as the first medical director from 1997-2002 at which time he joined the faculty at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. In Japan, he studied and taught traditional Japanese herbal medicine in Japanese to Japanese medical students and was active in East-West medical integration issues with the Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine, National Geographic Society and the World Health Organization. While in Japan, he received several international awards for research and teaching as well as the Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
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PSA Tests Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer Spread
Paul Tesar PhD named NYSCF-Robertson Investigator
Paul Tesar, PhD was recently named a New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)-Robertson Investigator. Each of the NYSCF-Robertson Investigators will receive up to $1.5 million over the next five years to expand their own laboratories, train other scientists and foster innovative high-risk/high reward research to explore the therapeutic potential of stem cells derived from humans and model organisms. The NYSCF Investigators were selected on the basis of a research proposal, research accomplishments, and references. Applicants were required to show true innovation for translation of basic science to a clinical setting.
CTSC Pilot Funding
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the December 1, 2010 quarterly competition for core utilization pilot funding of up to $10,000 to support activities provided by any of the CTSC Core facilities. This program is being supported by CWRU, UH, and MetroHealth Medical Center, and investigators whose primary appointments are based at these sites are eligible for this competition. Details and instructions will be posted on the CTSC website. Please contact the CTSC research concierge with any questions.
Investigators at the Cleveland Clinic have access to internal pilot funds for clinical and translational research through the RPC Program. Information and details can be found on the Lerner Research Institute website. Click "Apply" on the right sidebar for the on-line application. Contact Charlotte Bhasin with any questions about the Cleveland Clinic program.
National Center for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell-related Pilot Projects
The National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) is accepting proposals for funding of Stem Cell-related Pilot Projects (SCPP) for the period from February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012. With CTSC Core Facility usage, NCRM can provide up to five $50,000 grants this year to promote new projects in stem cell research. In addition to providing seed money for new research ideas, priority will be given to projects that bring new researchers into the stem cell arena or provide funding to researchers not currently receiving NCRM research support. Projects must have a clinical and/or commercial direction though it may be more rudimentary than for a fully developed project.
Deadline: November 22
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Graft versus Host Disease Conference
Together with the Case CCC, the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation presents the 2010 National GVHD Symposium to be held at Corporate College East on Thursday, November 4. This unique one-day program will be a two-track conference (one for physicians and one for patients) focusing on cutting edge research and new treatments. Continuing medical education credits will be offered for attending and participating medical providers.
Featured Case CCC presenters include: Drs. Stan Gerson, Ken Cooke, Matt Kalaycio and Jeff Auletta.
Cancer Center Scientific Series Series: ACS IRG Pilot Projects
Please join us Monday, November 8 from 4-6:30 pm in Wolstein Auditorium at the Cancer Center Scientific Series to hear updates on research funded by the American Cancer Society IRG Pilot Projects.
Derek Taylor, PhD
Reception to follow presentations.
CWRU HOSTS NATIONAL AWARE FOR ALL: CLINICAL RESEARCH EDUCATION DAY
Excerpt from the SOM Dean's Email Update Newsletter, November 2010
Medical researchers say that the lack of clinical research volunteers is reaching crisis proportions and is rapidly becoming a major health care issue. In an effort to increase the health literacy in the Cleveland community, Case Western Reserve, through the Cleveland CTSA, is sponsoring a clinical research education day through the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). CISCRP is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering people to make informed decisions regarding participation in clinical research.
CISCRP is working hard to resolve a number of major health care issues by getting to the root of one of the health system's most significant problems: the severe shortage of volunteers to participate in the clinical research trials that are vital to any new medications or behavioral interventions reaching the people who need them.
On Saturday, November 6, the National AWARE for All: Clinical Research Education Day for the Public will answer questions that patients and the public should ask themselves before deciding to participate in clinical research. From 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, the public will have the opportunity to increase their health literacy and make informed decisions regarding participation in clinical trials. Faculty and staff are welcome to join the Education Day.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Lawless at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Graft versus Host Disease Conference
Department of Molecular Genetics Seminar
Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Fellows
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Helen Moss Breast Cancer Research Foundation Lecture
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Center Scientific Series: ACS IRG Pilot Projects
Case CCC Clinical Research Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Graft versus Host Disease Conference
Active Living Research Annual Conference
Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals
4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
Call for Abstracts: 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
AACR-FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research
DOD CDMRP Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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