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August 29, 2011

gersonMESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat

The Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat is tomorrow, August 30, from 3-6 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. If you have not already done so, I ask that you register to attend this important meeting, where we will gather as group to tackle to issue of how to better reach the local underserved community with regard to cancer clinical trials.

The keynote address, Minority Populations and Clinical Trials: Myths, Realities, and Challenges, will be delivered by cancer disparities expert Dr. Terrance Albrecht of Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. In addition, I will give a talk on the Importance of Minority Accrual and Known Barriers, Dr. Neal Meropol will present Race, Socioeconomics and Clinical Trial Participation–a pilot study, and Seidman Cancer Center Community Outreach Manager Hermione Malone will present the draft action plan created by the Case CCC Minority Accrual Taskforce. There will be an 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 will benefit from attending this critical dialogue aimed at identifying tactics to improve our recruitment of minorities to cancer clinical trials. Please register today.

NCI Office of Cancer Centers New Webinar Series

The NCI Office of Cancer Centers is initiating a free webinar series to foster awareness of NCI opportunities, inform participants about existing NCI programs, and increase communication between cancer center investigators and staff of NCI programs. I encourage you to participate in this Learning Series, which will feature guest speakers from NCI programs and their awardees to present on initiatives that will be of interest to you.

The first webinar, Bringing Science to the Marketplace: The NCI SBIR Program, will be September 8 from 2-3:30 pm. Instructions on how to participate in this webinar and future sessions is available on the Learning Series Webinar homepage.

Future topics include NCI Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis: Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) on October 4, and The Cancer Genome Atlas on November 1. The NCI Office of Cancer Centers is soliciting topics for the future Learning Series Webinars. This is a great opportunity for you to gain insight into NCI programs and initiatives, and how they may impact your research. Please send suggestions to ncicenters-r@mail.nih.gov.


CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Uncovering the Spread of Deadly Cancer
EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 26, 2011
"We're able to see things we couldn't before, and we can use these images to understand how tumor cells invade and disperse," said Susann M. Brady-Kalnay, ...The cancer cells were modified with fluorescent markers and implanted in the model's brain in collaboration with Biomedical Engineering Professor James Basilion's lab...

Clinical Trials Using Adult Stem Cells to Treat MS
Plain Dealer - Aug 23, 2011
"We expect the cell infusion to be safe and uneventful," said Dr. Stanton Gerson, director of the Seidman Cancer Center and director of the National Center ...The groundwork for the study goes back nearly a decade when, in 2003, two CWRU colleagues -- biology professor Arnold Caplan and Robert Miller, ...


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

Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference

Registration is still 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.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 29


August 30

Cancer Imaging Program/Radiology Special Presentation
Norbert E. Avril, MD
Queen Mary College, University of London
Topic: Monitoring Treatment Response to Targeted Therapies
8 am Wearn B37

Cancer Biology Special Seminar
Zhiguo Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic
Topic: A Link Between Nucleosome Assembly, Cellular Senescence and Cancer
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

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


August 31

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Deepjot Singh, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Esophageal/Gastric Cancer
8 am Wearn 137 **please note location change


September 1

Inaugural Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium
8:45 am - 1 pm Rainbow Amphitheater and Community Room
Flyer/Registration

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Alain Charest, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Modeling Malignant Glioma in Genetically Engineered Mice
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


September 2

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Erica Campagnaro, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Multiple Myeloma
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Brian Gastman, MD
Dept. of Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
AND
Pierre Triozzi, MD
Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Melanoma
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

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

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 26

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
Deadline: September 26

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

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
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

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
Deadline: October 11

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award
Deadline: October 11

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

Friends of Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation (FJCILF) E.D. Thomas Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: November 2

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

International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Research Grant Program
Application Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Activity Awards
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open


NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1) (RFA-RM-11-004)

2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (RFA-RM-11-005)

Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions (R01) (RFA-CA-11-011)

Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions (R21) (RFA-CA-11-012)

Clarification of Instructions for the Review of Renewal Applications for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32 and T35) (NOT-OD-11-110)

Notice of Cancellation of Remaining Application Due Date for PAR-09-157, "In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs) (P50)" (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-11-021.html)

Notice of Correction to the Eligibility for Applying for Limited Competition for the Global Research Initiative Program, Basic/Biomedical Sciences (R01) (PAR-10-278) (NOT-TW-11-027)

Notice of Correction to the Eligibility for Applying for Limited Competition for the Global Research Initiative Program, Behavioral/Social Sciences (R01) (PAR-10-280) (NOT-TW-11-028)

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