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September 6, 2011

gersonMESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case CCC

Case CCC Strategic Plan

All members should have recently received a draft of the Case CCC Strategic Plan for 2012-2018. This plan represents the efforts and discussion of the entire membership, Program Leaders, Executive Committee, and institutional leaders. It will be the basis for our renewal application and for institutional commitments for the coming 6 years.

Thoughts on gaps, and critical perspectives and needs are greatly appreciated. You may send any comments to me at slg5@case.edu. All feedback will be discussed by the Executive Committee.

If you would like a copy of the Strategic Plan, please email Gillian Todd at gillian.irwin@case.edu.

Thank you for your review and your support of the Cancer Center.

Cancer Center Seminar Series: Interfaces Between Primary and Subspecialty Care Across the Cancer Care Continuum

I want to remind everyone the first Seminar Series presentation of the fall semester will be this Friday, September 9 at 12 pm in BRB 105. Guest speaker, Stephen Taplin, MD, MPH, will discuss Interfaces Between Primary and Subspecialty Care Across the Cancer Care Continuum. Dr. Taplin is Acting Branch Chief of the Process of Care Research Branch (PCRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the NCI. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer screening, and is currently working with a variety of investigators to consider new issues in cancer screening the evaluation of multilevel contextual effects on health care delivery across the cancer continuum.

Please plan on attending this and future seminar series presentations, which will focus on cutting-edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer.


CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Research Gives New Hope to Those with Rare Vascular Cancer
EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 31, 2011
An international research effort led by Brian Rubin, MD, Ph.D., ... 89 percent (42 of 47) of EHE tumor tissues examined; none of the non-EHE vascular tumors ...

Implant Helps Those With Skin Diseases, and Gives Them a Tan Too
ABC News - Aug 30, 2011
"It's definitely novel," said Dr. Elma Baron, a dermatologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. "So far, it's been safe and ...

UH Pancreatic Cancer Study Focuses on Early Tumor Detection
Plain Dealer - Aug 30, 2011
"Pancreatic cancer is a very poor prognosis disease," said Dr. Pablo Ros, chairman of radiology at UH and the study's principal investigator. ...

New Cancer Drug Approved That Eliminates Chemo Horrors
Business Insider - Aug 23, 2011
"This drug is wildly active," panellist Mikkael Sekeres, an oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, told Nature after the vote. ...


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Research Staff Orientation and Continuing Education Sessions

New Research Staff Orientation Session
The Case CCC will be hosting an orientation session for new research staff on Monday, September 12 from 8 am - 12 pm in Taussig Cancer Institute R3-002/003. Parking validation will be provided.

This orientations session is mandatory for all new SCC and TCI research staff and is open to staff from other departments and institutes conducting clinical trials in oncology. Topics will cover an overview of: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and P30 grant; joint meetings and initiatives; review and monitoring committees; clinical trials reporting requirements; study and sponsor types; IND/IDE; monitoring and auditing and biostatistics; processes and Standard Operating Procedures; and OnCore Clinical Trials Management System.

Research Staff Continuing Education Sessions
The Case CCC will also be hosting continuing education sessions for research staff on Thursday, September 22 from 8 am - 12 pm or Friday, September 23 from 1 pm - 5 pm in Taussig Cancer Institute R3-002/003. Parking validation will be provided. Staff need to attend only one continuing education session.

These continuing education sessions are mandatory for all SCC and TCI research staff and is open to staff from other departments and institutes conducting clinical trials in oncology. Topics will cover an overview of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, updates and Standard Operating Procedures. Break-out sessions will cover the joint site initiation visit during from several perspectives such as regulatory, nursing, data management and quality assurance.

Please direct any questions to Melissa Kadar, Director of UH/SCC Clinical Trials at melissa.kadar@UHhospitals.org or 216-286-6639.

New Federal Mandate to Report Clinical Trial Results in clinicaltrials.gov

A new federal mandate requires reporting of clinical trial results in clinicaltrials.gov. U.S. Public Law 110-85 (Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007), Title VIII, Section 801, mandates that certain clinical trials have to be registered and results have to be reported in clinicaltrials.gov. More information is available on the: Protocol Registration System.

The Case CCC Research Coordinator for clinicaltrials.gov has been registering applicable trials in clinicaltrials.gov on the investigators and study teams behalf. This announcement serves as a notification that in the upcoming months, we will be contacting investigators and research teams whose trials have been registered in clinicaltrials.gov to obtain certain information and to assist investigators in reporting trial results. Please direct questions to April Firstencel, Research Coordinator for Clinicaltrials.gov, Case CCC; 216-286-2294; april.firstencel@uhhospitals.org.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is accepting applications for the Medical Research Fellows Program, which supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students enrolled in schools in the U.S. The goal of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program is to strengthen and expand the nation's pool of medically trained researchers. The fellowships provide funds to support fellows and meet their research- and education-related expenses.

Deadline: January 11, 2012

EVENTS

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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

September 5

Happy Labor Day!


September 6


September 7

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Paolo Caimi, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Aggressive Lymphomas
8 am Lerner B-151

Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Series
Fatih Gulen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Li Lab
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: IKKi Inactivates GSK3-alpha to Promote IL-1 Mediated Th17 Cell Expansion
AND
Cagri Sakalar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tuohy Lab
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Vaccination Against Ovarian Cancer
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


September 8

Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference
7:30 am - 6 pm
Registration


September 9

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference
Cheng Chee, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Early Stage Colorectal Cancer
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Frederick Greene, MD
Chairman, Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Topic: Cancer Survivorship in the Era of New Commission on Cancer Accreditation Standards
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Oncology Case Conference
Polly Mazanec, PhD, MSN
Assistant Professor, Nursing
CWRU/UH
Topic: Pain Management in Oncology
1-2 pm WRB 2-136

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Helen Mionova, PhD
Instructor, Markowitz Lab, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Genome-wide Methylation Profiling in Colon Cancer
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

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

Extension of Expiration Date for PA-08-191: Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (NOT-OD-11-112)

Updates to PAR-10-003,"Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for Years 2010, 2011, and 2012 (P50)" (NOT-CA-11-019)

Basic Research on Decision Making: Cognitive, Affective, and Developmental Perspectives (R01) (RFA-MH-12-130)

Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) in Minority Institutions (R25) (PAR-11-325)

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

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

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Gillian Irwin Todd
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
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216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

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