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April 19, 2010

AACR ANNUAL MEETING- DOD CANCER– RELATED FUNDING PRESENTATIONS

The Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will be presenting a series of short talks on CDMRP and its cancer research funding program on Monday, April 19 from 3:30-5:30 pm in Room 140 of the Washington Convention Center.

Visit the CDMRP website for more information.


RACE FOR THE PLACE– Join Our Team

Come walk/run with us at the Race for the Place, an event to support the Gathering Place on Sunday, June 6 at Beachwood Place Mall. Registration opens at 7:30 am; race begins with the Survivor Ceremony at 9 am. Email gillian.irwin@case.edu for more information.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award provides support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high risk/high reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This award is specifically designed to provide funding for extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative, new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

Eligible applicants (including non-U.S. citizens) must be conducting independent research at a U.S. institution. Institutional nominations are not required and there is no limit to the number of applications that can be received from a particular institution. Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered and individuals with a background in multiple disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 1


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Pilot Research Award

The Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility (PSCF) seeks to support the creation of up to ten (10) disease specific iPS cell lines over the next two years. Investigators will provide a patient fibroblast sample which the PSCF will reprogram into an iPS cell line for study in the investigator's laboratory. Funding for the creation of these cell lines is provided by a CWRU Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grant (IAIG) with contributions from the Provost, the School of Medicine, the Case School of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that the creation of these disease-specific iPS cell lines will provide investigators with the preliminary data needed to apply for NIH or equivalent funding.

All primary CWRU faculty members are encouraged to apply. Cross-institutional collaborations are welcome as long as the submitting PI is a primary CWRU faculty member and subsequent plans for seeking independent funding will be pursued jointly.

Deadline: July 30


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is accepting applications for the following opportunities:

Program Project Development Grants: provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that may involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.

Liz Tilberis Scholars awards: are for junior investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists (Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology) and Ph.D. scientists.

Ovarian Cancer Research Training Programs of Excellence grant: funds post-doctoral trainees (Gynecologic Oncology or Medical Oncology fellows or Ph.D.s) who are working in established ovarian cancer research groups.

Deadline: June 25


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF)

The Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) is accepting applications for Clinical Pediatric Research Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to support investigators at the postdoctoral level (MD or PhD) in the conduct of innovative pilot clinical studies that have the potential to develop new insights into clinical aspects of childhood cancer. Applications by senior fellows and junior faculty investigators are particularly encouraged.

Deadline: June 16

For details, please visit the Children's Cancer Research Fund website.


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– International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy

The International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group is organizing a multidisciplinary symposium on approaches to breast cancer prevention that focus on nutrition, communication and public policy, October 18-19 at Purdue University. This initiative recognizes that different countries have unique perspectives which would benefit a sustained international effort to prevent breast cancer, and that the education of trainees in cross-disciplinary and international collaboration is an essential component in addressing global public health-related issues. The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors and advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention and nutrition to provide a platform for discussion among scientists, clinicians and other professionals in the biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, communication, education and public policy fields.

Abstract submission and registration are now open. Some of the poster presenters will be selected as panelists for the round table discussions. In addition, graduate and postgraduate trainees are invited to submit their abstracts to compete for the Catherine Peachey Oral Presentation Award. There is a June 30, 2010 deadline for abstract submission.


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.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

April 19

Pathology Research Seminar Series canceled


April 20

Immunology Seminar
Chad Steele, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Topic: Innate Immunity Reactivity Against Fungal Pathogens of the Lung
12 pm WRB 1413

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Brian Hill, MD, PhD
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


April 21

Developmental Therapeutics Program meeting canceled

Grand Rounds
Evi Stavrou, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Immune Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy
8 am Lerner B-151

Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Jingjing Liang
Kong Lab, Pathology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: ADAMs and p53 Pathways in PrPC-Mediated Myopathy
12 pm WRB 1413

H.M. Hanna Lecture
Oliver Smithies, DPhil
Nobel Laureate
Excellence Professor, Pathology
UNC Chapel Hill
Topic: On Being a Scientist for 60 Years
4 pm SOM E501


April 22

H.M. Hanna Second Lecture
Oliver Smithies, DPhil
Nobel Laureate
Excellence Professor, Pathology
UNC Chapel Hill
Topic: Thoughts on the Kidney Glomerulus
11 am SOM E501

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Robert Wesolowski, MD
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Bisphosphonates in Breast Cancer
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Richard Paylor, PhD
Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Topic: Pharmacological and Genetic Modifications in the Knockout Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome
12:10 pm BRB 105

Aging-Cancer-Energetics Seminar
Gary Deimling, PhD
Professor, Sociology
CWRU
Topic: Cancer Survivorship in Later Life: Plans for a Coping-Communication Support Intervention
4 pm BRB 732


April 23

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Jeffrey Lancet, MD
Associate Member, Experimental Therapeutics & Hematologic Malignancies
Moffitt Cancer Center
Topic: AML in Older Adults
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Himabindu Gaddipati, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: The Genetic Basis of Cancer- Introduction to Rare Inherited Cancer Syndromes
8 am Wearn 137

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Hua Yu, PhD
Professor, Cancer Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Immunology
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: STAT3 and Tumor Immune Regulation
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Konstantin Leskov, PhD
Instructor, Letterio Lab, Pediatrics
CWRU/ UH
Topic: 15-PGDH in Colorectal Cancer
4 pm WRB 3-136

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Case CCC Special Seminar
April 26
11 am WRB 3-136
Dihua Yu, MD, PhD
Professor and Deputy Chair, Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Director, Cancer Biology Program
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: New Insights on Breast Cancer Metastasis and Therapeutic Resistance

Mt. Sinai Sidney H. Sachs, MD Surgical Oncology Lectureship
April 30
3-5 pm WRB 1413
Lee M. Ellis, MD
Professor, Surgery and Cancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Intercellular Crosstalk and Chemoresistance in the Tumor Microenvironment
Reception to follow
Presented by the Case CCC, Ireland Cancer Center, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, and Case Department of Surgery.

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


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Midwest Blood Club Symposium
May 6-7
Indiana University School of Medicine
Details

Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
July 12-15
Dively Building
Details

Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
July 25-August 1
Madison, WI
Details

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).

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

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

DOD PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards
Pre-Application Deadline: April 22
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD PRMRP Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 22
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD NFRP Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP New Investigator Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Postdoctoral Traineeship Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD BCRP Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 12
Application Deadline: May 26

CTSC Pilot Funds
Deadline: May 1

ASH Junior Faculty Scholar Award
LOI Deadline: May 1

ASH Fellow Scholar Award
LOI Deadline: May 1

DOD BCRP Idea Award
Application Deadline: May 5

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Physician Research Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Population-Based Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PRMRP Clinical Trial Award
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD NFRP Clinical Trial Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Application Deadline: May 20


DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP New Investigator Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Postdoctoral Traineeship Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD BCRP Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 12
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Training Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Physician Research Training Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Population-Based Research Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Training Award
Application Deadline: May 26

IOTF Oncology Product Research/Review Fellows
Deadline: May 30

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 1

DOD PCRP Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD PCRP Synergistic Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD OCRP Translational Pilot Award
Application Deadline: June 10

DOD BCRP Inter-Institutional Training Award
Application Deadline: June 23

DOD BCRP Multi-Team Award
Application Deadline: June 23

DOD BCRP Transformative Vision Award
Application Deadline: June 23

DOD 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

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R03) (PA-08-209)

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R21) (PA-08-208)

Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R21) (PA-08-231)

Diet-Induced Changes in Inflammation as Determinants of Colon Cancer (R01) (PA-08-210)

Policy Reminder Concerning Appendix Materials for All NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Grant Applications (NOT-OD-10-077)

Enhancing Peer Review: Clarification of Resubmission Policy and Determination of New Application Status (NOT-OD-10-080)

Guidance on Confirming Appropriate Charges to NIH Awards during Periods of Noncompliance for Activities Involving Animals (NOT-OD-10-081)

Update of Sample Animal Welfare Assurance for Foreign Institutions (NOT-OD-10-083)

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25) (PAR-10-165)

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of in vivo Imaging Systems for Cancer Investigations (R01) (PAR-10-169)

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