May 10, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
US Cancer Costs Double in Nearly 20 Years
Drs. Ernest Borden and Patricia Parsons-Wingerter are collaborating on one of four projects that will be funded by the NASA Glenn Research Center 2010 Technology Transfer Fund. According to a recent NASA press release, the project, Release Strategy for VESGEN Software: User Documentation and Validation, utilizes VESsel GENeration Analysis, an automated, user-interactive, fractal-based computer software program that analyzes the effects of vascular therapeutics on the complex branching architecture of blood and lymphatic vessels. User documentation will be developed so the software can be used by the broader scientific community. Also, an alpha study will be conducted for the analysis of tumor vessels and cancer therapeutics. VESGEN maps vascular branching patterns and quantifies changes within successive branching generations.
Dr. Joseph Baar was named as Crain's Business Cleveland 2010 Health Care Hero in the Advancements in Health Care category. All Health Care Heroes were honored at a May 6 luncheon ceremony.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Uniting Against Lung Cancer
Uniting Against Lung Cancer (formerly Joan's Legacy) invites grant applications for institutional research that studies lung cancer. The Foundation is particularly interested in the genetic basis and biology of lung cancer, including that in never smokers, as well as novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disease. This funding is intended primarily as seed money for promising new work. It is not intended to support research where funding has either lapsed or has been previously disapproved.
There are two tracks of Lung Cancer Research Awards: adenocarcinoma, to include bronchioalveolar carcinoma (BAC), and small cell lung cancer.
Deadline: May 14
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Short-term Scientist Exchange Program
The Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program promotes collaborative research between established U.S. and foreign scientists from developing countries by supporting, in part, exchange visits of cancer researchers to foreign laboratories. Visits of U.S. scientists to overseas laboratories in developing countries may also be considered for support. The visits may be from one week to six months in duration.
Candidates must have a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience in cancer research and have an invitation from a qualified sponsor. Sponsors or exchangees from the U.S must be NCI-supported PIs, in either the intramural or extramural research programs. Foreign sponsors must be established scientists recognized in the international peer reviewed literature. Foreign candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English. Persons holding U.S. permanent resident status ("green card"), or any work visa, are not eligible for this program.
Applications are continuously accepted.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– International Union Against Cancer International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
The aim of International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer (ICRETT) Fellowships are to facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology, exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioral and epidemiological areas of cancer research cancer control and prevention and to acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application and use in the home organization upon return.
Applications are continuously accepted.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Doctors Cancer Foundation
The Doctors Cancer Foundation is accepting applications for research funding of $50,000 for the best genetic, epigenetic or immunologic program for the management of cancer. The Foundation has a particular interest in cancer stem cells, though any useful project will get equal consideration.
Deadline: June 30
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
Guest Director's Update: Dr. Maureen R. Johnson
MARK YOUR CALENDARS- New Biacore Instrument in Cleveland; Free Training Workshop
The Protein Expression Purification Crystallization Core (PEPCC) in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at CWRU-SOM has purchased a Biacore T-100 on behalf of researchers in the Cleveland area and is hosting a two-day workshop for beginners as well as advanced users on May 20 (3pm to 6pm) and May 21 (9am to noon) in the Robbins Building E501. The speaker for the workshop will be GE Healthcare specialists Eric Roush and Michael Murphy, as well as Dr. Satay Yadav, Director of the Biacore facility at Cleveland Clinic. Complimentary course material will be provided.
The Biacore T-100 is a Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) based instrument that provides label-free protein-protein interaction analysis with a sensitivity of 100 Da. This cutting-edge instrument is a first to CWRU-SOM and only the second instrument of its kind in the academic Cleveland area.
To register for the free workshop, please contact Harry Gill (email@example.com, 368-8962).
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (ASCO) ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS
The Cancer Center is attempting to track members who are part of the formal program or presenting a poster at the ASCO Annual Meeting, June 4-8 in Chicago. Please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– Cancer–Related Research
The Case CCC Retreat will feature a poster presentation session the evening of July 9. All graduate students, postdocs and fellows conducting cancer research are invited to submit abstracts. The Retreat Program Committee will review abstracts based on the relationship to cancer, novelty, significance of findings, and clarity. Monetary prizes will be awarded. More information is available on the Call for Abstracts page.
Deadline to submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org is Friday, May 21 at 5 pm.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG)
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Pathology Dissertation Defense
CSCRM Lunch and Learn
Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Frontiers in Biological Sciences
Tumor Signaling Metastasis Focus Group Meeting
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ASCO Review 2010
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy
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 (email@example.com).
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 Concept Award
DOD PCRP Idea Development Awards
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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