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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

June 21, 2010


Cancer Patients Learn About 'Brain Mets'
ABC2 News - Jun 21, 2010
"People who have breast, lung, kidney and other types of cancer have up to a 33 percent chance to have that tumor go to the brain," said Dr. Gene Barnett ...

The Treatment Option You May Be Missing
Curetoday.com - Jun 17, 2010
"Another misconception is that clinical trials are for people on death's door," says Neal Meropol, MD, of Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western ...


Tissue and Blood-Based Research Survey

We are building the infrastructure to facilitate tissue and blood-based research using patients with cancer or high risk populations. To better assist you, we need your advice on what you want - tissue, clinical information, PHI, etc - so we can build the proper web-based access and request forms.

Please take the time to fill out a short questionnaire, even if you currently have an IRB approved tissue-based research project. The survey is available at: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22AS2MTPW34.

We would like greater than 70% of Cancer Center members to respond, so if you don't you might find yourself receiving a few more emails on this topic!

See you at the retreat, where the results of the survey will be presented!

Thank you for your time,

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center


Case CCC Scientific Retreat 2010: Thinking of Cancer as a Disease, Not a Cell Line

If you have not yet registered to attend the the Case CCC Scientific Retreat, July 9-10 at Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center in Huron, please do so today. We had an overwhelming response from planned attendees, and are just about at capacity. We look forward to seeing you all there! The Retreat agenda and further details are available on the Cancer Center website: http://cancer.case.edu.


William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation

The William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation is accepting applications from researchers in pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia. Applicants must either be an established investigator with an association with an academic institution or must be part of a lab working with an established investigator. Priority will be given to those grants that have a translational bent getting new therapies to children with leukemias. Further areas of studies would be to identify new targets that could be utilized for therapy.

Deadline: September 16

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.

Instructions, frequently asked questions, and applications available at http://cancer.case.edu. For more information, please contact Terri Daso, Cancer Center Administration, 844-7252, tld6@case.edu.

IRG pilot project grants are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers (assistant professor or equivalent). Applicants for the pilot project grants should be within 6 years of their first independent research or faculty appointment and eligible to apply for an independent national competitive research grant, but may not currently hold such a grant.

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
Application Deadline: Monday, August 9



**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 21

CSCRM and Pediatric Hem/Onc Joint Seminar
Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
Staff Physician, Children's Hospital Boston
Staff Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Instructor, Pediatrics, Harvard University
Topic: Differential Roles for Sall4 Isoforms in ES Cell Pluripotency
4 pm WRB 2-136

June 22

June 23

Grand Rounds canceled

June 24

Tumor Signaling Metastasis Focus Group
2 pm WRB 3-136

June 25

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Sergio Giralt, MD
Professor, Lymphoma/Myeloma, Div. of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Transplant for Myeloma: End of an Era?
8 am R3-002/003 Cleveland Clinic

CSCRM Lunch and Learn
Emilio Barbera, PhD
Celartia, Ltd.
Topic: Unique Cell Culture Device
12-1:30 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Michael Wendt
Schiemann Lab, Cancer Center
Topic: TGF-β-Induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Facilitates EGF-Dependent Breast Cancer Progression
4 pm WRB 3-136

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


ASCO Review 2010
June 30
InterContinental Hotel

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

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

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


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

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

2010 caBIG Annual Meeting: Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network
September 13-15
Washington, DC

Oncology Congress
October 15-17
San Francisco, CA

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

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


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 26
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

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: August 11

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

AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) (D43) (PAR-10-219)

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