October 10, 2011
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University Receive $5.4 Million Grant to Study Esophageal Cancer
Last week, the Case CCC announced the receipt of funding from the NCI to support the Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet). Researchers from multiple centers will collaborate to develop an understanding of the basis of Barrett's esophagus and its conversion to esophageal carcinoma. This is very exciting news for our Center, and speaks to the world-class group of researchers assembled by PI Dr. Amitabh Chak. This grant is the result of teamwork by researchers at the Case CCC, Johns Hopkins University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Washington University in Saint Louis. Congratulations to everyone involved!
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: Modeling the Genesis and Progression of Human Melanoma in the Mouse
Friday, October 14
Please join us Friday, October 14 at the next Cancer Center Seminar Series featuring Glenn Merlino, PhD. Dr. Merlino, Chief of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Genetics and Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Research at NCI, will present Modeling the Genesis and Progression of Human Melanoma in the Mouse.
Maximizing Resources to Effectively Recruit Participants for Research
Join the CWRU Office of Research Compliance Friday, October 28 from 8:30 am - 12 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium for a morning filled with the most current information available to enhance your research recruiting agenda. Experts will be on hand to provide practical guidance and share personal experiences. Sana Loue, JD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor from CWRU's Bioethics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics Departments, will first discuss general recruitment strategies and methods. Next, Montana Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, will outline the potential uses of social media strategies, including Facebook and Twitter, to enhance recruitment. Following the presentations, an expert panel of local researchers will be sharing their successes with various recruitment approaches. Pre-registration for this 6 CREC seminar is required.
Graft vs. Host Disease Conference
The Case CCC and the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation are bringing a national educational conference on Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) to Cleveland on Friday, November 4, 7:30 am to 5 pm, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The conference will unite leading specialists in hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplantation and immunology from more than a dozen of the nation's top cancer research centers and educational institutions to present information on cutting-edge research and treatments. Registration (includes CME credits), is $100 for physicians and pharmacists, $75 for nurses and other healthcare professionals and $25 for students. Please make every effort to register and attend.
AACR-FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research
The AACR-FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research provides funding to allow a meritorious young investigator to pursue an independent line of investigation within the context of his/her current fellowship placement. This grant provides a "bridge" between a training and an independent position, offering an opportunity for a young investigator to develop a new direction for his/her research program that otherwise may not have been possible in the absence of this funding.
Deadline: October 31
Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Pilot Grant
Pilot funds are available from CWRU SOM to address urban health issues through university-community partnerships. Proposals should use research to improve health conditions that exist or are exacerbated by living in a local distressed area and/or increase the preparedness of providers to address urban health issues. Applications are encouraged from SOM students and faculty as well as faculty from across campus; however, the PI must be a CWRU faculty member.
Deadline: November 1
Cellular Molecular Imaging of Cancer Pilot Funding: Cancer Microenvironment
The Case CCC is providing seed funding to develop a strong set of integrative cancer biology–molecular imaging projects that enhance interactions between clinical and basic science researchers with members of the Cancer Imaging Program. This funding will support investigative interdisciplinary teams with broad expertise in cancer biology, imaging science, pharmacology, or genetics with opportunities to explore aspects of cancer biology with non-invasive imaging technologies. Open to all Case, CCF and affiliate faculty members with a cancer or molecular imaging research track record.
See the RFA for more information.
Deadline: November 7
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program
CWRU has been invited to nominate ONE candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program, which supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers in the fields of research in analgesics, cancer, immunology and neurosciences. Candidates must have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in research in of the relevant fields.
Internal Deadline: November 14
Brady-Kalnay Receives Special Achievement Award
Dr. Susann Brady-Kalnay recently received the University of Dayton Alumni Special Achievement Award. Dr. Brady-Kalnay was recognized for her ground-breaking cancer research. Most recently, her research was featured on the cover of the September 1 issue of Cancer Research.
Jackson Publication Highlighted as "Top Story"
A publication by Dr. Mark Jackson and his research team was featured as the "Top Story" in the Mammary Cell e-news alert. The article, "c-MYC Functions as a Molecular Switch to Alter the Response of Human Mammary Epithelial Cells to Oncostatin M", was published October 5 online first in Cancer Research.
Keri Study Selected by F1000
A study conducted by Dr. Ruth Keri and Kristin Lozada, "Bisphenol A Increases Mammary Cancer Risk in Two Distinct Mouse Models of Breast Cancer" (Biol Reprod 2011 Sep 85 3:490-7), was highlighted by the peer-review service F1000, which places their work in a library of the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine.
Importance of the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System Information for Cancer Center Support Grant Renewal
As we commence the Cancer Center Support Grant renewal period, it is critical that investigators and study staff ensure that research study information, including accrual data, is being entered into the OnCore database on an on-going basis. Accurate and timely information in OnCore forms a basis for our reporting capabilities for grant renewal purposes. Please make every effort to ensure that information on your studies in OnCore is complete.
Please contact April Firstencel 216-286-2294 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding OnCore access, training and data entry.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
October 4, 2011
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar Series: Harvey Werber Memorial Lecture
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Skeletal Research Center
Cancer Biology Mid-Term Review Seminar
Immunology Seminar Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Visiting Professor Seminar Series
Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Dental Medicine Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Friends of Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation (FJCILF) E.D. Thomas Postdoctoral Fellowship
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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