September 27, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Implements AutoLITT System for Treatment of Brain Tumors
University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic Get Grants for Pediatric Cancer Research
XMRV Researchers Discuss the State of the Science
Case CCC ACS IRG Awardees
The Case CCC recently selected the winners of the ACS IRG pilot awards:
Message from Dr. Patrick Leahy: Oncomine Database Available for Use
I'm delighted to announce that today marks the beginning of our sitewide license permitting all individuals with a Case or Cleveland Clinic email address to access, browse and use the Oncomine database. Please make free use of this opportunity. Use your Case or Cleveland Clinic email address to register at http://www.Oncomine.com.
Look for adverts for workshops in the coming months where interested parties will gather to share computer hands-on practical help in navigating this database of immense value. Contact Patrick Leahy with any questions.
NIH Releases Biennial Report of the Director
Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the release of the Biennial Report of the Director, NIH, for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. The report provides an integrated portrait of NIH research activities, making it easy for Congress, advocates and patient groups and the general public to understand the many activities of the agency. This is the second report under the mandate in the NIH Reform Act, which reinvented the NIH Biennial as a consolidated report, replacing many disparate ones. Now on NIH's website, the report will be available in print this fall.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Deadline Extension
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has extended the deadline for the Postdoctoral Fellowship grants. Pre-applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowship grants are now due Thursday, September 30, and full applications are due January 5. Details are available on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
2010 Regional RNA Meeting of the Midwest
The Center for RNA Molecular Biology in Cleveland is hosting the 2010 Regional RNA Meeting of the Midwest, aka the Rustbelt Meeting, in Cleveland on October 22-23. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity to meet the RNA scientists from Ohio and neighboring states, start new collaborations and also for our student and postdoctoral scientist colleagues to hone their presentation skills. The registration deadline for Cleveland area scientists is extended to October 1. Please contact the organizers of the meeting, Saba Valadkhan and David Rueda if you have any questions.
Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals
Registration is now open for Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals, March 4-5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The conference will serve as a forum for discussing multilevel theory, models, and methods from several disciplines; exploring interactions across levels, including mediator and moderator effects; and exploring the efficacy of multilevel interventions in cancer care, as well as other health conditions. The conference will also identify priorities for future research and explore research designs and measurement approaches that address the challenges of developing multilevel interventions that affect individuals' health, health behavior, and organizational-level or system-level health outcomes. The adoption of health care reform and the need for relevant evidence to address the complexities of cancer control within the new health care context reinforce the timeliness of this topic.
In advance of the conference, a call for poster abstracts addressing salient issues relevant to building the foundation of successful multilevel interventions is requested for poster presentations. Submission deadline is Wednesday, November 17.
4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
Submit an abstract and register early for the NCI Biospecimen Research Network Symposium, Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science, March 28-29, 2011, at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
This two-day event will feature presentations and interactive discussions about the issue of biospecimen quality and ways to address it. The symposium addresses the significant impact of pre-analytical biospecimen variables on cancer research and molecular medicine. The meeting brings together leaders in the fields of biospecimen research, genomics, proteomics, oncology, pathology, biobanking, hospital administration and pharmaceutics as well as patient advocates.
Participants are encouraged to submit a scientific research abstract relevant to biospecimen science. Abstracts of particular interest to the biospecimen research community will be selected for oral presentation in the plenary session. Abstracts must be submitted by January 31, 2011. Presenters will be notified on or before February 28, 2011 if they have been selected for oral presentation or poster presentation.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Molecular Genetics Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
ICC Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled
Hematology and Oncology Fellows
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Center Scientific Series
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Science Café Cleveland
Third Annual Personalized Health Care National Conference
2010 Cleveland Nanomedicine Summit
International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy
ASCO-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer
Conference on Clinical Cancer Research
2010 International Conference of RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics
Graft versus Host Disease Conference
Active Living Research Annual Conference
Call for Abstracts: 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Concept Award
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR)
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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