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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

August 9, 2010

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

University Hospitals Receives $35 Million Gift for Cancer Research and Treatment
Plain Dealer - Aug 6, 2010
... Center will make it easier for patients and their physicians to participate in those trials, said Ireland Cancer Center director Dr. Stanton Gerson. ...

Case Western Reserve Geneticist Receives Prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 6, 2010
Noted geneticist, Joseph Nadeau, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a 2010 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's Pioneer Award...


NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowships and Training

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowships grants seek to attract scientists into careers addressing important research questions about breast cancer, expand the skills and expertise of breast cancer researchers in training, and position trainees for independent careers conducting breast cancer research that will directly affect breast cancer patients. Fellowships are awarded to the mentor/PI. By the start date of the grant, fellows must be no more than 3 years post-completion of his/her most recent clinical MD fellowship or 5 years post-completion of his/her most recent MD residency or PhD.
Pre-Application Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: TBD

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research grants seek to support training for students very early in their careers to allow them to begin to define meaningful career paths focused on disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups.
Pre-Application Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: TBD

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy 2010 Young Investigator Award

The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) is accepting applications for the 2010 Young Investigator Award. Candidates must hold an MD, MPH, PhD, or equivalent degree, and be a tenure track Assistant Professor within five years of their initial appointment to this rank at the time of award activation. The investigator must be conducting original research as an independent faculty member reporting directly to the Department Chair or Division Chief, with dedicated laboratory space allocated by the Department Chair. ACGT has no citizenship restrictions, and research supported by the award must be conducted at medical schools and research centers located in the United States or Canada.
Abstract Deadline: August 16, 2010


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Case CCC Scientific Series: Basic Science of Cancer Focus Group Pilot Projects

Come and hear updates on the Basic Science of Cancer Focus Group pilot projects at the next Case CCC Scientific Series, August 30 from 4-7 pm in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1413).

Cathleen Carlin, PhD and Zhenghe Wang, PhD
Cross-Talk Between EGFR and PTPN14 During Integrin-Regulated Cell Adhesion: Role for STAT3

Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD and Alex Almasan, PhD
Cell Death Decision Mechanism by the Interaction of Factors Regulating Cell Cycle (CyclinE) and DNA Repair (Ku70)

Saba Valadkhan, PhD
Characterization of the Anti-Apoptotic Activity of a TGF-B Responsive Non-Coding RNA

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 on the topic of nanoparticles for diagnostics, imaging, and therapeutics will be accepted through October 1. Cancer Center members Drs. Vinod Labhasetwar, James Basilion and Maciej Zborowski are on the Organizing Committee.

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.


CASE CCC SEED FUNDING

Request for Proposals: Basic, Clinical, or Translational Human Tissue Based Cancer Research Projects

The Case CCC will provide seed money to foster collaborations and to promote and increase institution-wide capacity and competitiveness in basic, clinical or translational human tissue based research.

Three awards of $50,000 and three awards at $20,000 apiece will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded programs and support.

Case CCC members with a faculty appointment at all levels (eligible to apply for independent nationally competitive research grants) are encouraged to apply. Proposals from both junior and senior investigators are encouraged. Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research associates are not eligible to apply for these pilot grants. It is expected that these grants will represent collaborative efforts between lab based or quantitative science-based and clinical investigators, likely a clinician who is a member of the disease team of the tissue research in question.

Deadline: September 10

Details are available on the cancer center website.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 9

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Nathan Pennell, MD, PhD
Associate Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Lung Cancer- Part I
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Special Seminar
Stephen Baylin, MD
Deputy Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Cancer Research, Oncology and Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: Dissecting the Cancer Epigenome - It's Constitution, Orgins, and Translational Implications
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


August 10


August 11

ICC Grand Rounds
Joseph Baar, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Breast Cancer: Early Stage Management and Adjuvant Therapy
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Department of Neurosciences Guest Speaker Series
P.R. Lowenstein, MD, PhD
Gene Therapeutics Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine, UCLA
Topic: How Glioma Cells Form a Brain Tumor: Interactions Between Glioma Cells, the Vasculature, and the Immune System Shape the Brain Tumor Microenvironment and Determine Therapeutic Responses
10 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


August 12

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum
Andrew Stephenson, MD
Assistant Professor, Urology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Localized Prostate Cancer
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


August 13

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume September 10

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume in September

Hematology and Oncology Fellows
Sanjay Ahuja, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hem/Onc
Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Treatment of Hemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease
8 am Wearn 137

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC) 2010 Annual Meeting
September 8-9
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, MD
Details

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

Oncology Congress
October 15-17
San Francisco, CA
Details

2010 Cleveland Nanomedicine Summit
October 18-19
InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland, OH
Clinical and research abstracts will be accepted through October 1 (please note new deadline)
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

Graft versus Host Disease Conference
November 4
Corporate College East, Cleveland, OH
Details

Active Living Research Annual Conference
February 22-24, 2011
San Diego, CA
Call for Abstracts Deadline: August 6
Details

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CTSC Pilot Funding Competition
Cleveland Clinic Deadline: August 9

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
Pre Application Deadline: extended to August 10
Full Application Deadline: December 7

AACR-Genentech BioOncology Career Development Award for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway
Deadline: August 10

AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Angiogenesis Research
Deadline: August 10

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: August 11

Active Living Research Translating Research to Policy Award
Deadline: August 25

Avon Foundation for Women Breast Health Outreach Program
Deadline: August 27

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Pilot Research Award
Application Deadline: extended to August 31

IOTF Cancer Prevention Fellows
Application Deadline: September 1

ASCO Cancer Foundation Improving Cancer Care Grant, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Required LOI Deadline: September 1

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Awards
Required LOI Deadline: September 15

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholars in Clinical Research Awards
Required LOI Deadline: September 15

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellows
Required LOI Deadline: September 15

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellows in Clinical Research (SFCR) Awards
Required LOI Deadline: September 15

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellows Awards
Required LOI Deadline: September 15

Raymond and Beverly Sackler AACR Fellowships for Ileal Carcinoid Tumor Research
Deadline: September 15


Caring for Carcinoid Foundation–AACR Grants for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
Deadline: September 15

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: September 29

William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation
Deadline: September 16

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Concept Award
Application Deadline: September 29

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 7

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

Report on Site Visits to Chimpanzee Facilities and Associated Resources to Aid Grantee Institutions (NOT-OD-10-121)

Notice of Discontinuation of National Cancer Institute Participation in the Academic Career Award (Parent K07) (NOT-CA-10-035)

Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Comprehensive Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CPRCHD) (NOT-CA-10-036)

International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) (U01) (RFA-AI-10-030)

Effects of the Social Environment on Health: Measurement, Methods and Mechanisms (R01) (RFA-DA-11-003)

Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes (R01) (RFA-HD-11-101)

Sleep and Social Environment: Basic Biopsychosocial Processes (R21) (RFA-HD-11-102)

Advanced Technologies for Detection of Perturbation-Induced Cellular Signatures (U01) (RFA-RM-10-004)

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