June 14, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Some Hypertension Drugs Raise Cancer Risks
New Appointments to the Cancer Center
G.Q. Zhang, PhD has been appointed as Associate Director for Cancer Informatics of the Case CCC. Dr. Zhang, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has research interests in biomedical informatics and theoretical computer science. In addition to leading the effort to design and develop the MIMI (Multi-Modality, Multi-Resource Information Integration environment), a comprehensive system built to handle tasks such as scheduling, billing, report generation, data uploading, downloading and archiving for shared facilities, he is responsible for the overall development of cancer informatics support.
David Wald, MD, PhD has been appointed Scientific Director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Core Facility. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve and Associate Director of the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
We welcome new faculty member William Schiemann, PhD, whose appointment as Associate Professor with tenure will be in the Division of General Medical Sciences (Oncology). Dr. Schiemann will co-lead the developing Breast Cancer Program of the Case CCC as well as the TGF-beta Focus Group. Dr. Schiemann's research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlying the "TGF-beta Paradox". This is the most important and unanswered question concerning the pathophysiological functions of this multifunctional cytokine in regulating mammary tumorigenesis, particularly the initiation of metastasis and disease recurrence. His group has made numerous and highly significant contributions toward answering this important question, and in doing so, has established new and important insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying the TGF-beta Paradox and its ability to influence the response of normal and malignant mammary tissues to TGF-beta.
Case CCC Scientific Retreat 2010: Thinking of Cancer as a Disease, Not a Cell Line
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.
NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
American Cancer Society-Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Project Funding Opportunity
Pilot funding is available for cancer-related research in basic, clinical, prevention & control, behavioral, health services and epidemiology.
Recipients of IRG pilot project grants must be, at the time of the application, citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or its possessions and territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application.
Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, July 26
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Developmental Therapeutics Program meeting canceled
Molecular Cardiology Faculty Seminar Series
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ASCO Review 2010
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
Cancer Center Scientific Series
Cancer Center Scientific Series
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
2010 caBIG Annual Meeting: Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network
International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy
ASCO-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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