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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

March 8, 2010

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Study Shows Soy is Not Only Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors, It May Also Be Beneficial
Plain Dealer - Mar 2, 2010
Breast cancer specialist Dr. Paula Silverman often gets questions from her patients about whether it's safe to eat soy. Her answer: Go ahead and enjoy...

New University Hospitals Cancer Hospital Looks Good in Preview Tour
Plain Dealer Feb 23, 2010
Plain Dealer editors and reporters recently toured University Hospitals Case Medical Center's cancer hospital that's going up at the corner of Euclid Avenue ...

Vital Signs: Include Me
Plain Dealer Feb 23, 2010
Such faulty thinking happens all the time for people with disabilities, says Shirley Moore, a professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at ...

Neurosurgeons Hope Compound Extends Lives
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Feb 18, 2010
... The study is one of four early-stage trials around the nation to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the compound 5-aminolevulinic acid, referred to as ALA...The other medical centers involved in the studies are... and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland...


NCI AGENTS AND ACTIVE AGREEMENTS

The NCI has relationships with a variety of biotech and pharma companies to provide access to new agents for either preclinical or clinical studies. Click here to view the current NCI portfolio. If you are interested in working with any of the agents on the list, please contact Dr. Afshin Dowlati (afshin.dowlati@case.edu) and he will facilitate for you.


shRNA CLONE AVAILABILITY

The deadline to order shRNA constructs through the Small Molecule Screening Core (SMSC) is March 22. Please contact Anna Kondratova (kondraa@ccf.org, 445-3503) for details.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– ACS: Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment

ACS has issued an RFA: the Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment. The purpose of this call for applications is to stimulate research on the effects of the U.S. healthcare system structure and the role of insurance on access to screenings and treatment. Of particular interest is research using linked databases such as SEER, Medicare payment data, state data and NCHS data, and other existing databases. Studies may be at the state, multi-state, or national levels, or otherwise involve large populations. Respondents should specifically describe how their results would generalize to the broader corresponding U.S. populations.

Deadline: April 1

For details, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released additional funding opportunities available through the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP).

Health Disparity Research Award
Health Disparity Training Award
Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
Physician Research Training Award
Population-Based Research Award
Prostate Cancer Training Award

Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released funding opportunities available through the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP).

Inter-Institutional Training Award
Multi-Team Award
Transformative Vision Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 18
Application Deadline: June 23

Predoctoral Traineeship Award
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Era of Hope Scholar Award
Innovator Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 24
Application Deadline: April 7

Idea Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 21
Application Deadline: May 5


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released funding opportunities available through the Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP).

Clinical Trial Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
New Investigator Award
Postdoctoral Traineeship Award

Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– CTSC Pilot Grants

The CTSC is accepting applications for pilot grant funding, designed as a source of small funding for researchers who need to test an idea, run an analysis, or gather pilot data for an extramural grant submission.

Deadline for investigators at CWRU, UH and MetroHealth: April 1; Deadline for investigators at Cleveland Clinic: April 13.

For more information, please click here.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

March 8

Genomics Medicine Institute Seminar
Tyler Stevens, MD
Staff, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Surveillance for Familial Pancreatic Cancer
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Edward Stuenkel, PhD
Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan
Topic: Watching Molecular Complex Dynamics During Regulated Secretion
4 pm SOM E501


March 9

Molecular Genetics Seminar
Irene M. Min, PhD
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
Topic: Genome-wide Views of Transcription in Stem Cells
9:30 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Immunology Seminar: Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
Jennifer Greene
PhD Candidate, Kazura Lab
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Toll-Like Receptor Polymorphisms and Cerebral Malaria
12 pm WRB 1413

Pathobiology Seminar
Suneel Apte, MBBS
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Extracellular Matrix Proteolysis and Regulation of Cell Behavior
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


March 10

Grand Rounds
Shilen Patel, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Adjuvant Therapy for Stage II Colon Cancer
8 am Lerner B-151

Ribonucleotide Reductase Journal Club
Charles Kunos, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Tip60-RNR
2 pm - 4 pm SOM Sears Tower T300

CSCRM Seminar
Bernard Mahon, PhD
Dean, Science and Engineering
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Institute of Immunology
Topic: The IFN-licensed MSC- Agent of Immune Modulation
4:30 pm WRB 1413


March 11

Aging-Cancer-Energetics Seminar cancelled

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Hien Duong, MD
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Stem Cell Mobilization
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


March 12

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club cancelled

Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Alecia Nero, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Robert Vessella, PhD
Professor, Urology and Microbiology
University of Washington
Topic: The Dissemination of Prostate Cancer Cells to the Bone Marrow
8am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Nermeen Barakat, PhD
Postdoc, Koon Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: EML4-ALK Signaling in Lung Cancer
4 pm WRB 3-136

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Case CCC Scientific Retreat
July 9-10
The Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

NCI 3rd Annual Biospecimen Research Network Symposium
March 24-25
Bethesda, Maryland
Details

AACR 101st Annual Meeting
April 17-21
Washington, DC
Details


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Pink the Rink "Q for a Day"

Join the Lake Erie Monsters for a special Pink the Rink "Q for a Day" event in support of breast cancer awareness, benefiting the American Cancer Society on March 19. The "Q for a Day" will last from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm and the Monsters will take on the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:30 pm, all included with the purchase of a ticket.

The event will include:

  • Face painting, magicians, balloon artists, hair painting and caricature artists on the concourse
  • Behind-the-scene tours of Quicken Loans Arena
  • Cavalier Girls dance team
  • Shoot free throws on the Cavaliers practice court
  • On-ice activities such as shots on goal and broomball
  • Happy hour drink pricing
  • Hot dogs and pop are one dollar each

Click here for more information. Please note the Cancer Center is not a sponsor of this event or a specific recipient of funds.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– NSF Regional Grants Conference

The second National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of fiscal year 2010 will be hosted by CWRU on March 22-23. Key representatives from the NSF as well as faculty, researchers and grant administrators representing colleges and universities from around the U.S. will participate. This two-day conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers, educators, and administrators who want to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding, new and current policies and procedures, and pertinent administrative issues. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding and answer questions.

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Midwest Blood Club Symposium

The Eighth Annual Midwest Blood Club Symposium will be held at Indiana University School of Medicine May 6-7. Since 2003, this meeting has been organized to foster greater communication between hematology/oncology investigators within the Midwest region by creating a forum where researchers can meet and share ideas and data on stem cell biology, transplantation, cell/gene therapy, leukemogenesis, and immunotherapy. The meeting will be composed of both senior and junior investigators, with a decided focus towards students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows, and newly independent investigators serving as speakers. Both oral and poster presentations will be selected from the abstracts submitted by the April 2 deadline.

For more information, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY— Title Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas (RC4)

NIH is accepting applications for the "Title Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas" (RC4) (RFA-OD-10-005).

This program will support projects that address research endeavors in specific areas that will benefit from significant three-year funds without the expectation of continued NIH funding beyond this period. The research supported by the program should have high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery.

Only applications for projects that require $500,000 or more in total costs per year are expected to be considered for funding.

Proposal Deadline: March 15

For details, please click here.

Case CCC Leadership would like to review potential responses, and can assist in developing themes as responsive to the RFA.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Midwest Tissue Engineering Consortium (M-TEC) Annual Meeting

The Midwest Tissue Engineering Consortium (M-TEC) annual meeting will be held April 16-17 in the Wolstein Research Building and Hovorka Atrium. Drs. James Dennis of CWRU and Ron Midura of Cleveland Clinic are co-hosting this meeting. All Midwest investigators involved in any aspect of tissue engineering are welcome to attend. Students, fellows and junior faculty are particularly encouraged to attend and present their latest findings in either short talk or poster formats.

Deadline for abstracts and early registration: March 15

Click here for details.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory

The NCI and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research will sponsor an intensive, seven-day workshop for early career investigators July 25 to August 1 in Madison, WI. The objectives of the institute are to allow approximately 35 attendees to extend their understanding of the assumptions underlying major types of health behavior theories, to explore how theories are tested and improved, and to examine how to use theories appropriately in designing interventions for behavioral risk factor modification.

The application deadline is April 9.

For more information, please click here.


FACULTY CANDIDATE SEARCH– Associate Director for Basic Research

The Case CCC is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Director for Basic Research. As we continue our search, we ask that people in the Cancer Center community encourage any qualified candidate to apply for the position. If you would like to nominate someone for the position, please contact Tracy Rehl (tracy.rehl@case.edu).

Click here to view the job description.


CASE CCC ON FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN– Join Us!

We are always trying to foster communication and collaboration across the cancer center community any way that we can. The Case CCC has set up a page on Facebook and LinkedIn, so please become a fan of us on Facebook or join our group on LinkedIn, and encourage others to do so as well. Please help us spread the word.

We encourage you to post events, relevant news articles, items of discussion, etc… Your feedback is appreciated!


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES

Komen Ohio 2010 Class of Pink Tie Guys
Deadline: March 10

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 10
Application Deadline: March 31

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Impact Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 10
Application Deadline: March 31

DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Idea Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 11

DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Translational Pilot Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 11
Application Deadline: June 10

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 11
Application Deadline: August 5

James S. McDonnell 21st Century Research Awards
Deadline: March 17

CanLiv's 2010 Translational Research Grants Program for Cancers of the Bile Ducts and Gallbladder - Young Investigator Awards
Deadline Extended: March 19

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: March 25
Application Deadline: April 8

2010 NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Deadline: February 28

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
Application Deadline: March 31

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Impact Award
Application Deadline: March 31

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Concept Award
Application Deadline: April 8

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards
Pre-Application Deadline: April 22
Application Deadline: May 13


DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 22
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Clinical Trial Award
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards
Application Deadline: May 13

IOTF Oncology Product Research/Review Fellows
Deadline: May 30

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Synergistic Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Translational Pilot Award
Application Deadline: June 10

DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Application Deadline: August 5

IOTF Cancer Prevention Fellows
Deadline: September 1

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

Inclusion of Clinical Protocols in Applications Submitted in Response to PAR-08-147, Quick-Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory Grants (R21)(NOT-CA-10-019)

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity for a new Program Initiative entitled Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)(R24)(NOT-TW-10-291)

Common Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Lung Cancer and COPD (R01) (RFA-HL-11-002)

Recovery Act Limited Competition: The NIH Directors ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce (DP4) (RFA-OD-10-013)

Exploratory Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control (R21)(PA-09-130)

Correlative Studies with Specimens from Multi-Site Trials (R21) (PA-08-133)

Testing Tobacco Products Promoted to Reduce Harm (R21) (PA-09-047)

Clarification of the Budget Format to be used for the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) RFA-CA-10-002 (R33) and RFA-CA-10-004 (R33) (NOT-CA-10-018)

Comprehensive Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (Limited Competition U54) (RFA-CA-10-503)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (PA-10-109)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32) (PA-10-110)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (Parent F33) (PA-10-111)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin Todd
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
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gillian.irwin@case.edu

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