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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

August 15, 2011

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

New Prostate Cancer Screening Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis
EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 15, 2011
A new prostate screening test developed by AnalizaDx, Inc., a Cleveland-based biotech company, and studied by researchers at the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center along with colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic, the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare and the National Cancer Institute, may prove to be a promising new tool in the diagnosis of prostate cancer...Study coauthors include Lee Ponsky, ...

Distance Caregivers for Advanced Cancer Patients Have Special Needs
Newswise - Aug 8, 2011
"No longer are families living just around the corner from each other," says Polly Mazanec, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of ...

This Week on Kaleidoscope-August 7, 2011
NewsNet5.com - Aug 7, 2011
Assistant Professor Medical and Neuro-Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Dr. Charles Nock and Brandy Thigpen ,whose late husband was ...


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Opportunity

The CTSC KL2 seeks outstanding candidates to fill Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2012. The training program is funded by the NIH and it is a component of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. This innovative program is a collaboration involving CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth. Each CR Scholar will embark on a 4-year program of intensive training in interdisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend upcoming informational sessions. To make a reservation, please contact contact Beth Spyke, MPA at spykeb@ccf.org or 216-444-2702. Applications will be accepted through October 10.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat

Like many cancer centers, we face the challenge of how best to ensure access and support to our local underserved community with regard to cancer clinical trials. In an effort to proactively address this issue, the Case CCC will be holding a Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat on August 30 from 3-6 pm at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The featured speaker will be Terrance Albrecht, PhD, Associate Center Director and Population Sciences Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute/ Wayne State University.

Participants can expect an overview of the barriers we face in accrual, as well as some promising research in the area of minority recruitment. Additionally, the draft action plan created by the Case CCC Minority Accrual Taskforce will be unveiled with opportunity for detailed dialogue on several key aspects of the plan via breakout sessions.

All physicians, investigators, diversity investigators, research nurses, clinical trials staff, community outreach staff, and cancer center administrative staff are asked to attend this critical dialogue aimed at identifying tactics to improve our recruitment of minorities to cancer clinical trials.

Registration is required due to a limited space.

Inaugural Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium

In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please plan to attend the Inaugural Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium, September 1 from 8:45 am- 1 pm in the Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital Amphitheater. This special program will provide an update on the progress and outcomes being made in Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult (PAYA) Cancer at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Zelig Tochner, MD, Director, Proton Therapy Project at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will deliver the keynote address, "Proton Therapy for Childhood Cancer".

This event is free and open to physicians, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital employees and the public. Please RSVP by Monday, August 22 via email to Events@UHhospitals.org or by calling 216-983-2216. Contact Pat Swenson at 216-844-0412 with any questions.

Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference

Registration is now open for Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference. Join us September 8 for this comprehensive oncologic imaging course, which focuses on cancer management using imaging as a diagnostic tool and as a guide for minimally invasive therapeutic applications. This course takes a practical approach using cases and features multiple specialists ranging from medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and basic scientists.

This conference will be simultaneously broadcast on line. See the brochure for details.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Cancer Research Institute Irvington Institute Fellowship Program

The Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute, formerly the Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, answers the need for more researchers in the field of cancer immunology. It supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. A panel of scientists drawn from our Scientific Advisory Council rigorously evaluates each candidate, the intended sponsor and training environment, and the nature and feasibility of the proposed project.

Deadline: October 1

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 15


August 16

Cancer Biology Promotion Seminar
Tapati Mazumdar, PhD
Research Fellow, Cancer Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Molecular Mechanisms of Hedgehog Signaling in Colon Cancer Cells
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


August 17

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Paolo Caimi, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Low Grade Lymphoma
8 am Lerner Wearn 137
**please note location

Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting
5 pm WRB 2-136


August 18


August 19

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume September 2.

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Afshin Dowlati, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Statistics in Oncology
8 am Wearn 137

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Howard Meyerson, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Morphology- Lymph Node
1 pm Pathology B22

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat
August 30
3-6 pm Wolstein Research Building Auditorium
Registration is required.

Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference
September 8
Registration

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies
August 22-24
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Details

First Ascoli Piceno Conference on Gene Vaccination in Cancer
September 15-17
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Details

8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
November 10-12
InterContinental Hotel Cleveland
Details


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

August 9, 2011

News
Featured Article: Genome Region Tied to Risk of Second Cancers after Radiation Therapy

Mobile Phone Use Does Not Raise Cancer Risk in Children and Adolescents

Computer System for Reading Mammograms Does Not Appear to Improve Cancer Detection

Higher Breast Density Linked to Increased Cancer Risk and Aggressive Tumors

Genetic Study Provides Clues to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Studies Reveal the Genetic Complexity of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancers

Also in the Journals: Key Genetic Mutations Found in One Type of Brain Cancer

In Depth
Tracking the Rise of Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

New Guidance for Personalized Breast Cancer Screening

Featured Clinical Trial: Comparing Targeted Lung Cancer Therapies Based on KRAS Mutation Status

Translational Science: From Molecular Information to Cancer Medicine

Updates
Cancer.gov Update

Notes


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: August 15

Uniting Against Lung Cancer 2011 Legacy Program for Advances in Lung Cancer Research
Deadline: August 17

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Internal Deadline: August 22

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Biotech Investment Award
LOI Deadline: August 23
Full Proposal Deadline: November 1

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)
Deadline: August 26

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Pre-Application Deadline: August 30
Full Application Deadline: November 15

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: August 30
Full Application Deadline: January 5

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Pilot Research Award
Deadline: August 31

PhRMA Foundation Informatics Program
Deadline: September 1

PhRMA Foundation Pharmacology/Toxicology Program
Deadline: September 1

PhRMA Foundation Pharmaceutics Program
Deadline: September 1

SWOG Biorepository of Specimens Research Proposals
Proposal Deadline: September 1

AACR Team Science Award
Deadline: September 6

St. Baldrick's Foundation Infrastructure Grants
Deadline: September 6

Concern Foundation CONquer canCER Now Award
LOI Deadline: September 8
Application Deadline: December 8

National Lung Cancer Partnership Young Investigator Research Grants
Deadline: September 9

Lustgarten Foundation Innovator Awards Program- Basic Research
Concept Deadline: September 12
Full Proposal Deadline: October 31

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Deadline: September 12

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

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scholar
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scholar in Clinical Research
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Special Fellow
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Special Fellow in Clinical Research (SFCR)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Fellow
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
Proposal Deadline: September 16

DOD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Deadline: September 20

DOD BCRP Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Award
Pre-Application Deadline: September 20
Application Deadline: December 22

DOD BCRP Impact Award
Pre-Application Deadline: September 20
Application Deadline: December 22

AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Deadline: September 26

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 26

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program
Deadline: September 30

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 30

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Medical Scientist Career Awards
Deadline: October 1

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Deadline: October 11

AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
Deadline: October 11

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: October 11

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research
Deadline: October 11

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program
Deadline: October 12

DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research and Education
Deadline: November 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research Program
Deadline: November 1

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

Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
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

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R21) (PA-11-297)

Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R03) (PA-11-298)

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