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January 24, 2011


Genomic Health Announces Multiple Colon Cancer Studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
PR Newswire (press release) - Jan 21, 2011
In an independent study led by authors Neal Meropol, University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Research University; Gary Lyman, ...


Breast Cancer Retreat

The Cancer Center Breast Cancer Retreat is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9 at 9 am in the George S. Dively Building, Room 214. Further details and retreat agenda will be posted soon. Please click here to RSVP.

8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology

The 8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology is scheduled for November 10-12 at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center. Details will be released soon.

Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series: 2011 Symposium on NF-κB, Cancer, Obesity, and Inflammation

A call for abstracts is now open for the Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series: 2011 Symposium on NF-κB, Cancer, Obesity, and Inflammation, May 1-4 at the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati. This symposium will include invited talks by leading scientists in the field as well as contributed poster presentations and short talks.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 11

The 13th International Symposium on Anti-Angiogenic Therapy: Recent Advances and Future Directions in Basic and Clinical Cancer Research

The 13th International Symposium on Anti-Angiogenic Therapy: Recent Advances and Future Directions in Basic and Clinical Cancer Research will be held February 3–5 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, California. This annual state-of-the-art symposium is designed to continue the dialogue and interaction between research and clinical investigators by reviewing the current scientific understanding of vascular biology and angiogenesis. In addition, this symposium provides a forum for presenting the most current preclinical and clinical data on emerging anti-angiogenic agents and regimens. Strategies that inhibit angiogenesis in colorectal, breast, lung, esophageal, gastric, genitourinary, neuroendocrine, central nervous system, hepatocellular and gynecologic malignancies will be discussed. In addition, biomarkers and resistance pathways will be addressed and controversies in the field will be highlighted.

In addition to participating in two panel sessions, Dr. Brian Rini is scheduled to present Anti-Angiogenic Therapy for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma.


Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Macy Faculty Scholars Program

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation recently announced its new Macy Faculty Scholars program. This program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Five awards ($100,000 plus fringe) will be granted per year every two years and only ONE faculty member can be nominated per school. Dean Davis would like to have an applicant from the School of Medicine. In order to be eligible, candidates must: 1) be a faculty member for more than five years in a United States accredited nursing school, allopathic or osteopathic medical school (MD or DO); 2) be nominated by the dean of the school; 3) have a faculty mentor who will advise the candidate on the candidate's educational innovation project and on his/her career development; and 4) be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories. You must also have the approval of your Department Chair as 50% of your effort must be commitment to this program.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit the following materials to Carolyn Jenkins (cxj57@case.edu) by January 31 so the dean's office can select a single candidate for this award: 1) one-page letter summarizing career objectives; 2) a one page summary of the proposed innovation project; 4) paragraph with mentor's name and relationship; and 5) a copy of your updated CV.

Please review the programs contents to be certain that you meet all the conditions. The potential candidate will be notified no later than February 4.

Internal Deadline: January 31
External Deadline: March 15

2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

Nominations are now open for the 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. This prestigious award recognizes scientists in academic and industrial research around the world whose efforts have made transformational contributions towards the improvement of human health.

Deadline: February 15

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Translational Research Program (TRP) was established to encourage and provide support for new and novel clinical research. The goal of the program is to accelerate transfer of findings from the laboratory to clinical application. The program's purpose is to fund research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to prevention or new treatments and, ultimately, to prolong and enhance life.

Mandatory LOI Deadline: March 1
Full Application Deadline: March 15

Lustgarten Foundation 2011 Innovator Program

The Lustgarten Foundation is pleased to announce its 2011 Innovator Awards Program to fund novel, "out of the box" concepts in both translational and basic research. Awards will be funded in the amount of $100,000 for one year, and may be renewable for an additional year of funding. Grants are open to domestic and foreign non-profit institutions.

Spring 2011: Translational Research Innovator Awards
Concept Proposal Deadline: March 14
Full Application Deadline: May 2

Fall 2011: Basic Research Innovator Awards
Concept Proposal Deadline: September 14
Full Application Deadline: October 31

National CENter for ReGenerAtive Medicine UnderGraduate StudEnt (ENGAGE) Summer Program

Applications are now being accepted for the National CENter for ReGenerAtive Medicine UnderGraduate StudEnt (ENGAGE) Summer Program. Now in its fourth year, the purpose of the ENGAGE program is to promote and support undergraduate student participation in research and creative projects within the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Proposed projects are expected to match the complexity of what is accepted by SOURCE and SPUR funding. This program is now open to all undergraduate students, not just CWRU students. Mentors must be full NCRM members in order to qualify for funding. Projects that provide matching funds and reduce the overall cost of the student will be given higher consideration.

Deadline: March 31


NASA Space Radiation Summer School

Applications are now being accepted for the NASA Space Radiation Summer School, June 6–24. This program is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty with an interest in radiation biology. Both foreign nationals and US citizens may apply to the program. All selected students must satisfy Brookhaven National Laboratory safety and security requirements in order to be admitted. In addition, due to the intense nature of the three-week course, selected students must possess oral and written proficiency in the English language.

Deadline: February 13

iMedRIS Training

New cancer research protocols requiring IRB review will be submitted, reviewed and stored electronically using the Case Cancer IRB electronic, web-based submission and review database provided by iMedRIS™ Data Corporation.

Part 4 (How to Respond to Stipulations) and Part 5 (How to submit Amendments) of the iMedRIS™ training sessions will be offered January through February. All interactive training will be accessible online using Adobe Acrobat Connect and telephone conference line and can be accessed at personal workstations.

For more information or to download training guides, please visit the iRIS Training Page. To register, please contact Mariesa Malinowski or Mark Tennant.



**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

January 24

Pathology Research Seminar
Veronique Lefebvre, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Control of Skeletogenesis by Sox Transcription Factors
12 pm WRB 1413

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Colleen Croninger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
Topic: CSS Mice and Genetic Susceptibility to Liver Disease
4 pm SOM E501

January 25

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD
Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Hypoproliferative Anemias and Bone Marrow Failure
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Immunology Seminar
John Letterio, MD
Professor, Pediatrics- Hem/Onc
Topic: Cdk5: An Emerging Role in T Cell Signaling and Function
12 pm WRB 1413

January 26

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Paolo Caimi, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: B Cell Receptor Signaling Inhibition for Treatment of DLBCL
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Department of Genetics Seminar
D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology
UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine/Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: The Genomic Approach to Cancer Subtyping
11 am BRB 105

Department of Immunology Seminar
Shiquang Qian, MD
Associate Staff, Immunology
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Hepatic Stellate Cells Regulate Immune Response via Induction of Myeloid Derived Suppressive Cell (MDSC)
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Jonathan Kenyon
Gerson Lab, Medicine-Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: Loss of Mismatch Repair and Aging of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
12 pm WRB 1413

DNA Repair Inhibition Journal Club
Sanath Wijerathna
PhD Candidate
Topic: Ribonucleotide Reductase and Mitochondrial Homeostasis
2 pm SOM W331

January 27

Cell Biology Visiting Professor Seminar
Judith Kimble, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Controls of Germline Stem Cells and their Differentiation
10 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Alison Hall, PhD
Professor, Neurosciences
Topic: Rescue of Cortical Neurons from Stroke or Glutamate Toxicity by Activin A
12:10 pm BRB 105

Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: Cell Migration in the Human Brain: From Fetal Development to Glioma Invasion
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

January 28

Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Ashley Rosko, MD
Fellow, Medicine- Hem/Onc
Topic: TBD
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Stephen Smith, MD
Associate Staff, Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Pathobiology and Novel Therapies
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Christine Friedenreich, PhD
Leader, Population Health Research, Division of Population Health
Alberta Cancer Board
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community
Health Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Calgary
Topic: Physical Activity in Cancer Risk and Survival: Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence and Biologic Mechanisms
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Chris Ryder
Graduate Student, Distelhorst Lab
Topic: TDAG8: A proton sensing GPCR
4 pm WRB 3-136


Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Cancer Center Breast Cancer Retreat
February 9
9 am - 2pm
George S. Dively Building, Room 214
Details to follow

Breast Cancer Detection and Management: Issues for 2011
May 20
Hilton Cleveland East
Details to follow


Active Living Research Annual Conference
February 22-24
San Diego, CA

14th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium 2011
February 24-26
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals
March 4-5
Las Vegas, Nevada

4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
March 28-29
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland

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

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting
June 15-18
Toronto, Canada

Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2011
July 13-15
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel in Rockville, Maryland

8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
November 10-12
InterContinental Hotel Cleveland


AICR Research Grant Program
External LOI Deadline: January 25
External Full Application Deadline: May 2

AICR Investigator Initiated Grants (IIGs)
LOI Deadline: January 25
Full Application Deadline: May 2

AICR Matching Grants
LOI Deadline: January 25
Full Application Deadline: May 2

AICR Postdoctoral Awards (PDAs)
LOI Deadline: January 25
Full Application Deadline: May 2

ACS Joseph S. Silber Student Research Fellowship
Deadline: January 28

2011 Lasker Medical Research Awards
Nomination Deadline: February 1

2011 Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowship Awards
Deadline: February 1

Leukemia Research Foundation
Deadline: February 15

ACS Cancer Research Fellowship
Deadline: February 16

Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)-Honorable A. David Mazzone Special Challenge Award Research Program
Deadline: February 24

Cancer Research Institute Investigator Award
Deadline: March 1

James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Research Awards
Deadline: March 15

Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Research Program
Cycle 2 LOI Deadline: May 6
Cycle 2 Full Proposal Deadline: July 5

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

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
Deadline: Open

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 Collaborative Activity Awards
Application Deadline: Open

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Advanced Notice of Change in Policy on the Submission of Letters of Reference for Kirschstein-NRSA Fellowship (F) and Career Development (K) Applications (NOT-OD-11-036)

Non-Competing Grant Awards under the Current Continuing Resolution (NOT-OD-11-037)

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