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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

August 22, 2011

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Cuts like a Cyberknife (video)
Cleveland.com - Aug 18, 2011
The future is now with medical technology. University Hospitals', Dr. Lee Ponsky explains the latest technology for the treatment of prostate cancer via a new non-invasive surgery procedure.

Researchers Find New Hope for Treatment of Chronic Leukemia
EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 17, 2011
Alex Almasan, Ph.D., a researcher in the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) of Cleveland Clinic – in close collaboration with other researchers in both LRI and ...


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Join the CWRU Research Administration staff for a discussion of the bestselling book by Rebecca Skloot. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of the woman behind HeLa cells, the first immortal cell line, which continues to be used widely for research purposes around the world.

The book can be discussed from many angles including diversity, health disparities and poverty. However, for the purposes of this CREC discussion, please be prepared to explore IRB-related topics such as informed consent, de-identification of data, deductive disclosure of participants, conflicts of interests, coercion and deception in research.

Registration will be limited to 15 participants for each session, however multiple sessions are offered. The book is widely available in hardback and paperback as well as in e-book and audio formats. A "must read" for anyone involved in research!

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.

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

AACR Cancer Research Funding

The AACR is now accepting nominations for the following awards recognizing excellence in cancer research:

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
This award recognizes a true champion of cancer research, an individual who embodies the sustained commitment of AACR CEO Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research or in support of cancer research have made a major impact on the field. Such achievements include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research, raising national or international awareness of cancer research, or other demonstrations of a sustained commitment to the conquest of cancer. The Sixth Annual Award will be presented at the 103rd AACR Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago, March 31-April 4, 2012. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $10,000, a commemorative award, and support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
This lectureship will recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations. The recipient of the Sixth Annual Lectureship will present a major, 50-minute lecture during the 103rd AACR Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago, March 31-April 4, 2012.

Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
The winner will give a 50-minute lecture during the 103rd AACR Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago, March 31-April 4, 2012, receive an honorarium of $10,000, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: October 11

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award
AACR and the Rosenthal Family Foundation established this award in 1977 to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received. The winner will receive an honorarium of $10,000, give a 50-minute lecture during the 103rd AACR Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago, March 31-April 4, 2012, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: October 11

Friends of Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation (FJCILF) E.D. Thomas Postdoctoral Fellowship

Friends of Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation (FJCILF) is accepting applications for the E.D. Thomas Postdoctoral Fellowship. The goals of the Foundation are to raise money for the support of research into the diagnosis, prevention and cure of leukemia and related hematologic malignancies.

Deadline: November 2

International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation

The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Research Grant Program has an open invite for research proposals. IWMF is pledged to promote and support research leading to improved understanding of the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for the disease Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Research proposals may be submitted at any time.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 22

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Alvin Schmaier, MD
Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Thrombotic Disorders
1-2 pm WRB 2-136


August 23

Cancer Biology Special Seminar
Keith Robertson, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center
Topic: DNA Methyltransferase 1: A Multifaceted Antitumor Target
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Iain Morgan, PhD
Professor, Molecular Oncology
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Topic: Human Papillomavirus Replication: from Fundamental Observations to Therapeutic Targets in the Post-vaccine Era
1 pm SOM W203


August 24

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Charles Nock, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to CNS Tumors
8 am Wearn 137


August 25


August 26

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume September 2.

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Neal Meropol, MD
Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Clinical Research
8 am Wearn 137

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Mitchell Machtay, MD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Radiation Oncology
1 pm Seidman 3

 

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.

Inaugural Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium
September 1
8:45 am - 1 pm
Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital Amphitheater
Flyer
Agenda

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


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

Cancer Research Institute Irvington Institute Fellowship Program
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

Limited Competition: Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars (Global Health Fellows) (R25)(RFA-TW-11-001)

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) (PAR-11-314)

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