April 12, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Survivorship Program Helps Ease Changes in Breast Cancer Treatment
NEW MEMBERS CORNER
Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Case CCC:
Jeffrey M. Hardacre, MD
Polly M. Mazanec, PhD, MSN
John David Prologo, MD
Paul J. Tesar, PhD
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR– Effort to Modify Funding and Review of Gene Therapy Protocols
The American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), recognizing the complexity and funding limits of novel cell and gene therapy, has conducted a full review of this topic, including meetings with program leaders and intramural leadership at NIH. They have formulated a letter to NIH Director, Francis Collins.
For those contemplating initiatives in this area, please the review the opportunities to be involved.
Stan Gerson, MD
AACR ANNUAL MEETING
The following Cancer Center members will be participating in the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, April 17-21:
Research from the following Cancer Center members will be presented at the meeting:
Sunday, April 18
Monday, April 19
Monday, April 19
Tuesday, April 20
Tuesday, April 20
Wednesday, April 21
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS– Cancer Research Training Award
The NCI is pleased to request applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA). The CRTA provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in understanding how cancer care and cancer control activities influence patterns of care and trends in cancer, specifically in the fields of cancer screening and the use of biomarkers in population-based research. The CRTA appointment is a one- or two-year position with the Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the NCI.
This position provides an exciting and unique opportunity to work with leaders in the fields of diet, weight, and physical activity related to cancer and other chronic diseases. The position will allow contact with a large number of scientists representing disciplines of epidemiology, nutritionists, assessment, clinicians, policy researchers, and other cross-cutting arenas of application.
The position is opened until filled.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Women's Cancer: Screening and Prevention in 2010
Registration is open for the Case CCC Symposium, Women's Cancer: Screening and Prevention in 2010, May 7 at the Hilton Cleveland East in Beachwood.
Course Overview: Early detection of cancer saves lives. Controversy exists regarding guidelines for cancer screening in women. Mammograms are not consistently obtained and women do not participate in colon cancer screening as frequently as men. Educating practitioners to the benefits of breast, cervical, endometrial, and colorectal cancer screening could help promote health practices. The indications for genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility will be discussed. While practitioners generally understand the harms and benefits of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, the specific outcomes with respect to breast and uterine cancer merit further exploration. Discussion of health choices (weight-reduction surgery, prophylactic mastectomy, smoking cessation) and their role in cancer prevention will aid practitioners in guiding patients.
CME credits are available.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar Series
CSCRM and Pediatric Hem/Onc Joint Seminar
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Grand Rounds canceled
Case CCC Special Seminar
Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
CTSC/ Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club canceled
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Mt. Sinai Sidney H. Sachs, MD Surgical Oncology Lectureship
Women's Cancer: Screening and Prevention in 2010
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Clinical Development of Stem Cell Therapies: Scientific, Regulatory and Ethical Considerations
Midwest Tissue Engineering Consortium (M-TEC) Annual Meeting
AACR 101st Annual Meeting
Midwest Blood Club Symposium
Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
Guest Director's Update: James H. Doroshow, Director, NCI Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
DOD BCRP Idea Award
DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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