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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

January 31, 2011

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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. The agenda is available on the Cancer Center website. Please click here to RSVP.

Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference

The Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference will be held April 8-9 at the Ohio State University Ohio Union in Columbus. The conference features lectures by top experts from throughout the country who discuss stem and progenitor cells, contrast tissue regeneration with repair, and describe the latest advances in wound care. Dr. Christopher Lengner from the Whitehead Institute at MIT will present the Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Lecture on iPS Technology in Regenerative Medicine.

4th International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis and the Lymphovascular System

The California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and the Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation will be hosting the 4th International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis and the Lymphovascular System in New York City, May 12-14, as a continuation of the successful Symposium series held biennially in San Francisco since 2005.

The Symposium will feature an ongoing exhibition of posters submitted by Young Investigators and Trainees (including residents, fellows and students). The Symposium Organizing Committee also invites poster abstract submissions from general symposium attendees. General attendees include investigators older than 40 years of age and who are not trainees, residents, fellows or students.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CTSC Pilot Funding: Translational Research through Community-Academic Partnerships and Community Research

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic CTSC is offering pilot funding to support Translational Research through Community-Academic Partnerships and Community Research.

The purpose of this pilot funding opportunity is to enhance existing community and academic partnerships, develop new partnerships and promote community-initiated research projects. Eligible grants will support either joint pilot projects proposed by established community-academic partnerships, the development of new community-academic partnerships or a research project initiated within the community. Applications should focus on translational research and target health disparities, cultural competency, health-focused partnerships, or community clinical research education and outreach.

Mandatory LOI: February 17
Full Application Deadline: April 4

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: TODAY, January 31
External Deadline: March 15


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Robert Elston Named Amasa B. Ford Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Distinguished University Professor Robert C. Elston will be named Amasa B. Ford Professor of Geriatric Medicine at a celebration February 1 at 4:30 pm the in Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The celebration is open to the entire community. RSVP to Kathy Malone by email or at 368-3109.

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.


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

January 25, 2011

News
Featured Article: Genetic Study Reveals Clues to Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Trial Suggests New Treatment Option for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Gene Test for Risk of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Validated

Newly Discovered Mutations May Help Drive Common Kidney Cancer

Interferon-gamma Promotes UV-Induced Melanoma in a Mouse Model

Commentary
A Conversation with Dr. Angela Mariotto and Dr. Martin Brown on the Rising Costs of Cancer Care

In Depth
Can Aspirin Reduce Cancer Risk and Mortality?

Seeking Better Treatments for Brain Tumors in Children

Featured Clinical Trial: Dose-Adjusted Chemotherapy for Untreated c-MYC-Positive Lymphomas

NCI Director Provides Update on New Programs and Initiatives

Updates
FDA Update

Notes

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

January 31

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Alejandro Heuck, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Topic: Engineered Bacterial Toxins to Measure Cholesterol Levels in Cell Membranes
4 pm SOM E501


February 1

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Frederic Reu, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Multiple Myeloma
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic


February 2

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Marvin Nieman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: The Interaction of Protease Activated Receptor 4 (PAR4) with Thrombin, Itself and PAR1
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Department of Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Seminar
Li-Xin Wang, MD
Project Scientist, Plautz Lab
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: T Cell Adoptive Immunotherapy of neu+ Breast Cancer in neu-N Trangenic Mice
AND
Hao Zhao
Graduate Student, Li Lab
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: The Novel Functional Relationship of IRAK Family Members in TLR Signaling
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

NCRM/Cardiovascular Research Institute Seminar
Blake Anson, PhD
Product Manager, iCell Cardiomyocyte
Topic: Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC)-derived Cardiomyocytes and Their Utility in Drug Discovery and Development
4 pm WRB 4-136


February 3

Neurosciences Seminar
Jay Alberts, PhD
Assistant Staff, Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Is Exercise Medicine for Parkinson's Disease?
12:10 pm BRB 105


February 4

Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Greg Manson, MD
Fellow, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Crizotinib: a Novel Agent in Treating the Newest Subclass of Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Scot Remick, MD
Director, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine-Hematology/Oncology and the
Laurence and Jean DeLynn Chair of Oncology
West Virginia University
Topic: Building Capacity for AIDS Malignancy Clinical Trials in Africa
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cell Biology Seminar Series
Sanjana Dayal, PhD
University of Iowa
Topic: Murine Models of Hyperhomocysteinemia and Vascular Disease
10 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cindy N. Roy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Topic: Anemia Associated with Chronic Disease
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
TBD
Topic: TBD
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

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UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

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

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

13th International Symposium on Anti-Angiogenic Therapy: Recent Advances and Future Directions in Basic and Clinical Cancer Research
February 3–5
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Details

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

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

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

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
Details

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
Details

Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series: 2011 Symposium on NF-κB, Cancer, Obesity, and Inflammation
May 1-4
Westin Hotel Cincinnati
Details

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

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

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



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

2011 Lasker Medical Research Awards
Nomination Deadline: February 1

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

2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
Deadline: February 15

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

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
Mandatory LOI Deadline: March 1
Full Application Deadline: March 15

Cancer Research Institute Investigator Award
Deadline: March 1

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

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


National CENter for ReGenerAtive Medicine UnderGraduate StudEnt (ENGAGE) Summer Program
Deadline: March 31

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

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

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

2011 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Scottsdale, Arizona: Registration Open (NOT-OD-11-038)

PHS 2011-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-11-096)

PHS 2011-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) (PA-11-097)

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