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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

September 7, 2010

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:

Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families:
Provides funding for investigators performing pilot and exploratory research studies whose purpose is to test interventions, develop research methodologies, and explore novel areas of research in palliative care of cancer patients and their families. A condition of funding is a clearly defined plan as to how the investigator will use the results of the project to develop larger, extramurally funded research projects.

Deadline: October 15

Area of Special Interest: The Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment
To stimulate research on the effects of the US healthcare system structure and the role of insurance on access to screenings and treatment. Of particular interest is research using linked databases such as SEER, Medicare payment data, state data and NCHS data; other existing databases. Studies may be at the state, multi-state, or national levels, or otherwise involve large populations. Respondents should specifically describe how their results would generalize to the broader corresponding U.S. populations.

Deadline: October 15

International Clinical Research Fellows (ICRF) Program

The application for the International Clinical Research Fellows (ICRF) Program is now available. The ICRF program is a post-doctoral program for medical residents and fellows, as well as scientists with PhDs engaged in health-related post-doctoral programs. The ICRF Program supports one-year of mentored clinical research only in a developing country setting. The Fellows Program is based on mentored clinical research and orientation towards global health.

Deadline: December 1

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards

As a reminder, the AACR offers Scholar-in-Training Awards to enhance the education and training of early career scientists by providing financial support for their attendance at AACR Special Conferences. These awards are provided to offset a portion of the registration, travel, and subsistence expenses incurred in attending these conferences. All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training who submit abstracts may be considered for a Scholar-in-Training Award.

Translational Technology Concept Studies of Circulating Tumor and Endothelial Cells (CTC/CEC)

Message from Dr. Ernest Borden

The CTC/CEC core has initiated several investigator-initiated pilot studies and has begun to see planning for those which will be externally funded. We continue to encourage you, however, to develop new ideas for exploring and validating this technology. In addition to quantitation of these rare circulating cells, we are also now ready to undertake isolation of macromolecules for analysis. The isolated preparations will be provided back to you for assessment of expression in your laboratory or that of a collaborator. Details are available on the Cancer Center website.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

AACR HONORARY AWARDS

AACR is accepting nominations for the following honorary awards:

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
This Lectureship will recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations. The recipient will present a major, 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011. The Lecturer will receive an unrestricted cash award of $10,000, support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting, and a commemorative item serving as tangible witness to the singular honor of his/her selection.

Nomination Deadline: September 30

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research:
This award was established in 2004 to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership, or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress against cancer. The award will be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011. The recipient must be present to receive the Award unless otherwise unable to do so because of health restrictions or other serious conflicts. The recipient will receive an honorarium, a commemorative plaque, and support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: September 30

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
This award was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. It is named for the late Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal, Honorary Member and Past President of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research and chemotherapy. The winner will give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011, receive an honorarium of $10,000, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: October 15

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award
AACR and the Rosenthal Family Foundation established this award in 1977 to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the Foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the Award is received. The winner will receive an honorarium of $10,000, give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: October 15


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

2010 International Conference of RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

The 2010 International Conference of RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics will be the first of its kind to bring together more than 30 invited speakers of the brightest minds throughout the world to disseminate their knowledge involving RNA nanotechnology and its applications. This meeting aims to promote collaboration among the researchers for advancing this interesting emerging field of science.

Scientific presentations have been set from the afternoon of October 23- October 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Cleveland, immediately following the RNA Rustbelt Meeting, a well-established conference for US mid-western RNA scientists to gather October 22-23.

Registration is currently open! Students are especially encouraged to register, and the cost of attending is only $75 for students who also attend the RNA Rustbelt Meeting.

SU2C

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a new initiative created with a focus on funding high impact cancer research, is getting ready for their next telecast on September 10 at 8 pm. The broadcast will be dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors and illustrate how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease. This year's telecast will feature live performances from legendary recording artists and stars in film, television, and sports. It will focus not only on scientific research, but also on survivorship and how patients can have quality of life after diagnosis and treatment. Viewership is vital because donations from the public will sustain this critical cancer research.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

September 6

Happy Labor Day!


September 7

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Suzanne Bakdash, MD, MPH
Clinical Pathology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


September 8

ICC Grand Rounds
Charles Nock, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Primary CNS Malignancies
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Ribonucleotide Reductase Journal Club
Charles Kunos, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Regulation of Deoxyribonucleotide Pools
1:30 pm SOM W331

NCRM Monthly Seminar
James Wells, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation
Topic: Directing Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Pancreatic and Intestinal Cells
4:30 pm WRB 1413


September 9

Department of Neurosciences Seminar
Andrea Tenner, PhD
Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
University of California, Irvine
Topic: Complement C1q and C5a in Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration: Novel Opportunities for Alzheimer's Disease Therapies
12 pm BRB 105

Department of Neurosciences Thesis Defense
Crystal Miller
Department of Neurosciences
CWRU
Topic: Mmp2 Regulates the Matrix Molecule Faulty Attraction to Promote Motor Axon Targeting in Drosophila
2 pm SOM E646


September 10

Hematology and Oncology Fellows
Paolo Caimi, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Lymphocytic Leukemia
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Juan Carlos Plana, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Seunghwan Lim, PhD
Research Associate, Kim Lab
CWRU/ UH
Topic: TNF Receptor-associated Factor 6 Negatively Regulates TGF-beta/Smad Signaling
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

Third Annual Personalized Health Care National Conference
October 14-15
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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

Call for Abstracts: 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2011
Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC
Abstract Deadline: December 16
Details


CASE CCC SEED FUNDING

Request for Proposals: Cancer Stem Cell and Cancer Originating Cell Research Projects

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center will provide seed money to foster collaborations and to promote and increase institution-wide capacity and competitiveness in cancer stem cell and cancer originating cell based research. Four awards of $50,000 will be made to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded programs and support. Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 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 new initiatives, not otherwise funded in new areas of cancer stem cell research. Use of animal models of human disease, primary cancer stem cells and cancer originating cells isolated from human cancers, development of novel cell lines such as iPS of human cancers, and methods development for the isolation of cancer stem cells and cancer originating cell based would be responsive. The NIH ARRA award mechanism will be the source of funds for 2 awards, with matching funds for the additional two awards. Investigators should identify the Cancer Center Scientific Program under which this pilot application is submitted and have a letter from the Program Leader acknowledging the programmatic alignment. Program Leaders can be found on the Cancer Center web site.

Deadline: September 10

Details are available on the cancer center website.

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.


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Choose Ohio First Scholarship And Tomas & Evelyn James Fellowship In Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Medical Informatics
Deadline: September 15

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowships
Pre-Application Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Pre-Application Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

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

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

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowships
Full Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Full Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

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

Developmental Projects in Complementary Approaches to Cancer Care and Treatment (R03) (PA-09-168)

Status of Applications and Awards Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells, and Submissions of Stem Cell Lines for Eligibility Consideration (NOT-OD-10-126)

Clarification on the Roles of NIH Scientific Review Groups (SRG) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) in Review of Vertebrate Animal Research (NOT-OD-10-128)

Clarification of Eligible Institutions for PA-10-050: Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (NOT-OD-10-131)

Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Hurricane Earl (NOT-OD-10-133)

NIH to Require all Applications to be Submitted in Response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Published in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (NOT-OD-10-134)

Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) (RFA-RR-10-011)

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