July 19, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Susan G. Komen Awards Case Western Reserve Nearly $500000 to Study Breast ...
Arsenic Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
CWRU Researchers Discover Biomarker for Early Warning of Oral Cancer
Can PSA Screening Decrease Prostate Cancer Mortality?
Influence of a Genetic Variation on Breast Cancer Risk is Subject of Five-Year UB Study
Sunscreen, SPF Advice Worth Repeating
Blame's Net Catches Lung Cancer Patients
Case CCC Scientific Retreat: Poster Session Winners
The Case CCC Scientific Retreat featured 73 scientific poster presentations by Cancer Center students, trainees, postdocs and fellows. Congratulations to the top poster winners:
Trial Tests GDC-0449 in Adult Glioblastoma
In a new clinical trial open at UH through the Case CCC, Drs. CJ Nock and Andrew Sloan are testing the effect of GDC-0449 in adults with glioblastoma. This drug was also highlighted recently in the NCI Cancer Bulletin for its efficacy in childhood meduloblastoma.
2011 Case CCC Scientific Retreat
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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting canceled
ICC Grand Rounds
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume September 10
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume in September
Hematology and Oncology Special Seminar
For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Center Scientific Series
Cancer Center Scientific Series
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
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
Avon Foundation for Women Breast Health Outreach Program
The Avon Foundation for Women is currently accepting applications for funding through the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP). This program provides grants to non-profit organizations to conduct outreach, provide education on breast health and breast cancer screening, and link medically underserved women to health care providers and clinical screening services, as well as work to ensure that women obtain any necessary follow-up care. Small community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting applications for the following grants, designed to fill critical voids in current pediatric cancer research:
The 'A' Award is a three year grant designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their career in pediatric oncology research. The ideal candidate has an original project which is not currently being funded. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and a future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.
The Nursing Grant Program is designed to encourage nursing research at all levels of practice. In each category the aims of the project must include plans to disseminate and share findings to improve nursing care for children with cancer.
DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Concept Award
Applications are now being accepted for the PRCRP Concept Award, which supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory addressing at least one of the FY10 PRCRP Topic Areas. No other Topic Areas will be allowed. The Concept Award supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. It is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project. Presentation of preliminary data is not allowed. However, a rationale for the work must be provided. Research completed through a Concept Award may generate the data needed to enable the Principal Investigator (PI) to apply for other funding opportunities requiring preliminary data.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Graft versus Host Disease Conference
Together with the Case CCC, the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation presents the 2010 National GVHD Symposium to be held at Corporate College East on Thursday, November 4. This unique one-day program will be a two-track conference (one for physicians and one for patients) focusing on cutting edge research and new treatments. Continuing medical education credits will be offered for attending and participating medical providers.
Featured Case CCC presenters include: Drs. Stan Gerson, Ken Cooke, Matt Kalaycio and Jeff Auletta.
2010 Cleveland Nanomedicine Summit
Registration is open for the 2010 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit, October 18-19 at the InterContinental Hotel. Co-hosted by the Cleveland Clinic and CWRU, this event will continue its incredibly successful format that brings together scientists, clinicians, business professionals, investors, and others to investigate sustainable solutions of multidisciplinary methodologies to further advance the use of nanomedicine in clinical practice. Clinical and research abstracts will be accepted through September 3. Cancer Center members Drs. Vinod Labhasetwar, James Basilion and Maciej Zborowski are on the Organizing Committee.
Third Annual Golf Skills Clinic for Kids Kicking Cancer
The Third Annual Golf Skills Clinic for Kids Kicking Cancer is Monday, August 2. The purpose of this event is to encourage cancer patients of various ages to be active and to recognize the health benefits of physical activity. Activities are planned for a variety of ages, skill levels and physical abilities. Participants who are currently receiving treatment and patients who had a stem cell transplant within the last year, require medical clearance from their oncology nurse or physician. This event is intended for children on and off-treatment, no matter which hospital they may be receiving care from.
This event is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Kids Kicking Cancer is made possible due to the generous support of Iris S. Wolstein, in memory of her husband Bert L. Wolstein
ACS IRG PILOT FUNDING
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: July 26
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR)
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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