June 28, 2010
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CASE CCC SCIENTIFIC RETREAT: 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.
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.
Format for Program Breakout Sessions
Friday, July 9
1. One or two brief presentations of scientific activity in the program
The discussion will begin with a review of the scientific focus areas as reported in the most recent progress report for the Cancer Center Support Grant, noting those areas that may fall into clinical and translational, transdisciplinary, or interinstitutional research categories. New initiatives in these categories should be identified and discussed, and program membership should identify 1-2 disease areas in which the program may develop a research base. Members will be asked to identify infrastructure needs to assist in moving forward in these directions, as well as advising on areas in which the Cancer Center should focus in faculty recruitment.
TREC Trainee Awards for Excellence
Case CCC members, Cheryl Thompson, PhD and Nora Nock, PhD received the TREC Trainee Award for Excellence at the June 2010 national meeting of the Trandisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers with the NCI. They were recognized for excellence in conduct of transdiciplinary research in energetics and cancer, and for exemplifying outstanding leadership, collaboration, and productivity as TREC Trainees. More...
NIH House Energy Summary
On Tuesday, June 15 NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins testified as the only witness at the hearing, NIH in the 21st Century: The Director’s Perspective, held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, to examine NIH's research activities and priorities. Dr. Collins focused a portion of his presentation testimony on the great strides that have been made in the fight against cancer. He also touched upon the future direction of cancer research, and how cancer research has begun to focus on high-throughput technologies and the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The discussions that touched on cancer research were all positive, as was the hearing in general. His full testimony is available on the NIH website. A summary of the major points from the hearing is also available.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Grand Rounds will resume July 16
ASCO Review 2010
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume September 10
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume in September
For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
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
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
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Doctors Cancer Foundation
DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Idea Awards
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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