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June 7, 2010

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Genomic Health Announces Results From the Largest Genomic Analysis of Localized Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
PR Newswire (press release) - Jun 4, 2010
... cancers in advance," said Brian Rini, MD, staff oncologist at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and principle investigator on the study (i). ...

University Hospitals Case Medical Center Experts Present at ASCO Annual Meeting
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - Jun 4, 2010
In addition to the data presentations detailed below, Neal Meropol, MD, chief of hematology and oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and ...


NEW MEMBER CORNER

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Case CCC:

Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD
Assistant Staff, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Cancer Cell Signaling Program

Chunfa Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Nephrology
Cancer Cell Signaling Program

Jeongwu Lee, PhD
Assistant Staff, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Cell Death Regulation Program

Hoonkyo Suh, PhD
Assistant Staff, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Cancer Cell Signaling Program


ANNOUNCEMENTS

CTSC Pilot Award Winner

Congratulations to Cheryl Thompson, PhD who was recently awarded pilot support from the CTSC for her project, Genetics of Aberrant Breast Development.

NIH Public Access Policy for Journal Publications

The NIH Public Access Policy states:
"The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: provided, that the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law."

The PMID numbers are not adequate for the Public Access Policy-- publications require PMCID or NIHMS numbers.

Please see the following websites for more information regarding this policy:
http://publicaccess.nih.gov/index.htm
http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm

Case CCC Scientific Retreat 2010: Thinking of Cancer as a Disease, Not a Cell Line
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Registration is open for the Case CCC Scientific Retreat, July 9-10 at Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center in Huron, OH.

This retreat is an opportunity for the Center to identify the areas on which we should focus over the next two years in preparation for our renewal. Also, there will be many opportunities for interaction with your colleagues and fellow program members, including a working lunch and plenary program meetings planning sessions. Everyone is also invited to participate in special interest group discussions at dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP for the retreat as soon as possible. Overnight rooms are filling up fast. As a reminder, overnight accommodations will be covered by the Cancer Center, but advance registration is required. We encourage you to stay and enjoy area attractions, such as Cedar Point, Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve, wineries, the Lake Erie Islands, and Maritime Museums.

ASCO 2010 Annual Meeting

The Case CCC is pleased to have many members participating in the ASCO Annual Meeting, June 4-8 in Chicago. Click here to view a listing of Cancer Center participation. We encourage members who are attending the meeting to support their colleagues.


NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announces the availability of its 2010 round of mesothelioma research grant funding. Continuing its efforts to stimulate translational research for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, the Meso Foundation is again soliciting applications for funding of innovative projects that address issues for the treatment of the disease. Eligible projects may relate to benchwork, translational or clinical research, must not be presently funded or pending review, and may be conducted through any not-for-profit academic, medical or research institution, in the U.S. or abroad.
Deadline: August 11


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

2010 caBIG Annual Meeting, Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network

The 2010 caBIG Annual Meeting, Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network, is September 13-15 in Washington, DC. Join the National Cancer Institute for its 2010 caBIG Annual Meeting, Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network, to:

  • Learn about the critical importance of biomedical informatics and information technology in facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration across institutional barriers and advancing biomedical research
  • Discover caBIG capabilities that can support your work and share lessons learned with others who have developed and applied caBIG technology to advance basic and clinical research
  • Engage in unparalleled opportunities for networking and information exchange with leaders in biomedical informatics
  • Investigate innovative tools and explore the caBIG services-oriented architecture during hands-on sessions and demonstrations

This meeting is free to attend and open to the public.

EVENTS

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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 7

Physiology & Biophysics Faculty Candidate Seminar
Lufang Zhou, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine- Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: Oxidative Stress Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Cardiac Abnormality: a Cascade of Failures From the Organelle to the Organ
4 pm E-501 SOM


June 8

Cancer Biology Staff Candidate Seminar
Kara Bernstein, PhD
Department of Genetics and Development
Columbia University
Topic: Genetic Control of Double-strand Break Repair
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


June 9

Grand Rounds
Alecia Nero, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TBA
8 am Lerner B-151

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Dr. Martin Schuler
Professor, Medicine
Director, Department of Medicine- Cancer Research
University of Essen, Essen, Germany
Topic: Rational Development of Treatment Strategies for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
8 am R3-002/003 Cleveland Clinic


June 10

Molecular Genetics Seminar
Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
Emory University
Topic: Recruitment of T cells to a Persistent Virus Infection: Timing is Everything
9:30 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


June 11

Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Kerri Mazzone, MSSA
and
Aliza Shapiro, MSW
Oncology Social Workers
Ireland Cancer Center
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Topic: Oncology Social Work: A Fellow's Guide
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Kevin Cullen, MD
Director, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
Professor, Medicine
University of Maryland
Topic: HPV as a Cause of Racial Disparities in Head and Neck Cancer
8 am R3-002/003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Snehal Dabir, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Dowlati Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: PIAS3 and P53
4 pm WRB 3-136

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.

UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

ASCO Review 2010
June 30
InterContinental Hotel
Details

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

Cancer Center Scientific Series
August 30
4-7 pm WRB 1-413

Cancer Center Scientific Series
November 8
4-7 pm WRB 1-413

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

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

Oncology Congress
October 15-17
San Francisco, CA
Details

International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy
October 18-19
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Details

ASCO-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer
October 18-20
Hollywood, FL
Call for Abstracts (Deadline: June 22)



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

BCRF-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research
LOI Deadline: June 7
Application Deadline: August 23

DOD PCRP Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD PCRP Synergistic Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD OCRP Pilot Award
Application Deadline: June 10

DOD OCRP Translational Pilot Award
Application Deadline: June 10

Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Concept Proposal Deadline: June 14

Children's Cancer Research Fund Clinical Pediatric Research Grants
Application Deadline: June 16

Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Program
Deadline: June 22

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

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR)
Pre Application Deadline: June 25
Full Application Deadline: November 2

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Pre Application Deadline: June 25
Full Application Deadline: November 2

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Program Project Development Grants
Application Deadline: June 25

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Liz Tilberis Scholars Awards
Application Deadline: June 25

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Ovarian Cancer Research Training Programs of Excellence grant
Application Deadline: June 25

Doctors Cancer Foundation
Deadline: June 30

DOD PRCRP Idea Awards
Pre-application Deadline: July 14
Application Deadline: October 20

DOD PRCRP Translational New Investigator Awards
Pre-application Deadline: July 14
Application Deadline: October 20


CTSC Pilot Funding for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Infrastructure
Deadline: July 15

Administrative Supplements to Advance Special Translational Research Acceleration Projects on Immune Response Modifiers Currently Funded by NCI (NOT-CA-10-025)
Deadline: July 15

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
Pre Application Deadline: July 6
Full Application Deadline: December 1

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Pilot Research Award
Application Deadline: July 30

DOD PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Application Deadline: August 5

IOTF Cancer Prevention Fellows
Application Deadline: September 1

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Idea Awards
Application Deadline: October 20

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Translational New Investigator Awards
Application Deadline: October 20

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR)
Full Application Deadline: November 2

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: November 2

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
Full Application Deadline: December 1

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Special Conferences
Application Deadline varies

International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Application Deadline: Open


NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Administrative Supplements to Increase Public Awareness of Pediatric Cancers and Available Treatments and Research (NOT-CA-10-026)

Administrative Supplements to Advance Special Translational Research Acceleration Projects on Immune Response Modifiers Currently Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NOT-CA-10-025)

Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NOT-OD-10-102)

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