March 21, 2011
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
NCI Cooperative Group Reorganization
There has been intense interest in discussion over efforts of the National Cancer Institute to re-organize cooperative groups. This affects all of us in the Cancer Center because it will alter the way we conduct early translational and clinical trial research with cancer patients.
At the February 2011 cancer directors retreat, a number of issues came forward regarding the intentions of the National Cancer Institute in this effort. As a result, a formal committee was put together with a number of cancer center directors and created a proposal: Building an Integrated National Cancer Clinical Trials Program: A Proposal for Re-Organization from NCI Cancer Center Directors. In addition, we at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center met to discuss our approach and comments about the trial's efforts amongst the cooperative groups, and prepared a response: Case CCC Cooperative Group White Paper.
There is ongoing dialogue about these restructuring efforts, and I would like our members to be well-informed. I will be participating in a discussion at the AACR Annual Meeting, and value receiving your comments before April 2.
Stan Gerson, MD
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) Microenvironment Focus Group "Mini Talk"
There will be a Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) Microenvironment Focus Group "Mini Talk" on Monday, March 28 at 2 pm in Wearn B37, featuring Drs. Ann-Marie Broome, ZR Lu, and Horst von Recum. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Case CCC Scientific Series
The next installment of the Case CCC Scientific Series is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 from 4-6:30 pm in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1-413). Drs. Anton Gorbachev, Neetu Gupta and Alex Huang will discuss the topic of Immunology. Presentations will be followed by a short receptions. All are encouraged to attend.
Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
The Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat will be July 8-9 at Corporate College East. Details will be posted soon.
CTSC Quarterly Core Utilization Pilot Funding
The CTSC announces the April 1 quarterly competition for core utilization pilot funding of up to $10,000 to support activities provided by any of the CTSC Core facilities. CWRU, UH, and MetroHealth are supporting this program, and investigators whose primary appointments are based at these sites are eligible for this competition. Details and instructions will be posted online. Contact the CTSC research concierge with questions. Investigators at Cleveland Clinic have access to internal pilot funds through the RPC program. Find information online. Contact Charlotte Bhasin with questions.
Deadline: April 1
Message from AACR: Request for Public Comment on Human Subjects Protection
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is requesting public comment on the federal and international standards for protecting the health and well-being of participants in scientific studies supported by the federal government. In order to receive consideration, comments must be received May 2, 2011.
The Commission is charged with identifying and promoting policies and practices that assure the ethically responsible conduct of scientific research, healthcare delivery, and technological innovation. In undertaking these duties, the Commission seeks to identify and examine specific bioethical, legal, and social issues related to potential scientific and technological advances; examine diverse perspectives and possibilities for international collaboration on these issues; and recommend legal, regulatory, or policy actions as appropriate. The Commission has begun a review of the current rules and standards for protecting human subjects in scientific studies supported by the federal government.
Additional information can be found at http://www.bioethics.gov. Click here to view a copy of the announcement. If you decide to submit comments, AACI would appreciate if you could send a copy of your comments that we will maintain in our files for future reference. Copies can be sent to Janie Hofacker, Director of Programs at AACI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
March 8, 2011
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
National Center for Regenerative Medicine Lunch and Learn
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
BME Seminar Series
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Breast Cancer Detection and Management: Issues for 2011
Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
Fourth Annual Translational to Clinical (T2C) Wound Care Conference
Midwest Blood Club 9th Annual Symposium
2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series: 2011 Symposium on NF-κB, Cancer, Obesity, and Inflammation
4th International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis and the Lymphovascular System
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting
Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2011
8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 2011 Research Fellow Award Program
AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Notice: Modification of the Fellowship Biographical Sketch in NIH Grant Application Form SF424 (R&R) to Permit a Description of Factors that may have Resulted in a Break in Training or Reduced Productivity Modification of the Fellowship Biographical Sketch (NOT-OD-11-050)
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