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December 19, 2011

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Repeat Blood Clots
WebMD - Dec 15, 2011
"What this study showed was, if you put these patients on aspirin you have a 40% reduction in recurrence," says Alvin Schmaier, MD, the Robert W. Kellermeyer professor of hematology and oncology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Senators Mark 40th Anniversary of Cancer Act
GB Tribune - Dec 14, 2011
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Kansas Cancer Center, the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, among others, have endorsed the resolution.

Grant Helps CWRU Work on Esophageal Cancer
Plain Dealer - Dec 12, 2011
One of those winning groups is being led by Dr. Amitabh Chak, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a ...Chak will lead the local network, along with fellow CWRU professors Dr. Sanford Markowitz and Dr. Nathan Berger, both oncologists at UH Seidman Cancer Center; and Robert Elston, CWRU's department chairman of epidemiology and biostatistics.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

OnCore Clinical Trials Management System Training Classes

Starting in 2012, OnCore training classes will be held quarterly. Each class will be held from 12-1 pm in Wearn 137, and will cover a different topic in the OnCore database:

  • January 18, 2012: General Info/Navigation, Searches, Home Screen Personalization
  • April 18, 2012: Documents Tab of Main Console
  • July 18, 2012: Reviews Tab of Main Console
  • October 17, 2012: CRA Console/Subject Administration

The last 15-20 minutes of class will be an open session to answer specific questions. Feel free to bring your lunch. Participation is open and encouraged for anyone new or old to OnCore. One-on-one training sessions are available as needed. Contact April Firstencel (216-286-2294 or april.firstencel@case.edu) with any questions.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

American Brain Tumor Association Translational Grant

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is seeking applications from outstanding investigators for pre-clinical translational brain tumor research that critically evaluates the diagnostic and/or therapeutic potential of recent discoveries for advancement to clinical application.
Deadline: January 10, 2012


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

December 13, 2011

News
Featured Article: Late Effects May Not Warrant Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma

Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Advanced Breast Cancer

Most Common Adult Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Two Drugs that Hit One Target Show Efficacy against Metastastic Breast Cancer

Prostate Cancer Trials Show No Link between Androgen-Deprivation Therapy and Cardiac Death

Commentary
mHealth Summit Keynote Address by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

A Conversation with Dr. Barry Kramer about Cancer Prevention Research at NCI

In Depth
Panel Encourages Broader Use of Surveillance in Some Men with Prostate Cancer

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment

Cancer Clinical Trials System Restructuring Moves Forward

Featured Clinical Trial: Comparing Postoperative Radiation Therapies for Brain Metastases

Cancer News Workshop Helps Latin American and U.S. Journalists Interpret Research Results

Updates
Notes

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

December 19

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
David Chan, MD, PhD
Professor, Biology
California Institute of Technology
Topic: Physiological Functions of Mitochondrial Dynamics
12 pm SOM E501


December 20


December 21

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference canceled


December 22


December 23

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled

Cancer Center Seminar Series canceled

Hem/Onc Fellows Conference

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Special Cancer Center Seminar Series
January 3, 2012
Erik Knudsen, PhD
Deputy Director for Research
Professor, Cancer Biology
Kimmel Cancer Center/Thomas Jefferson University
Topic: RB-pathway in Translational: Significance to Breast Cancer Treatment
4 pm WRB 2-136

Cancer Center Seminar Series
January 6, 2012
Patricia LoRusso, DO
Professor, Hematology and Oncology
Wayne State School/Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Topic: TBD
12 pm BRB 105

Special Seminar
January 19, 2012
Jacques Galipeau, MD FRCP(C)
Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology amp; Pediatrics
Emory University Winship Cancer Institute
Topic: Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Suppression of Autoimmune Response. From Discovery to Design of Cell Therapy Studies
12 pm Wearn 137

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
May 3, 2012
Steve Zullo, PhD
Program Director, Division of Discovery Science and Technology
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
Topic: NIH Grant Machine Revealed, Not a Black Box Anymore
12 pm Wickenden 509


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

National Center of Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) Stem Cell-related Pilot Projects
Deadline: December 21

ASCO Resident Travel Award
Deadline: January 09, 2012

Society of Surgical Oncology 2012 Clinical Investigator Awards
Deadline: January 9, 2012

AACR-Genentech BioOncology Fellowship for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway
Deadline: January 10, 2012

AACR Judah Folkman Career Development Award for Antiangiogenesis Research
Deadline: January 10, 2012

Beez Foundation
Deadline: January 10, 2012

Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 10, 2012

AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 11, 2012

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
Deadline: January 11, 2012

SAIC-Frederick Support of the Cancer Genome Atlas Program
Deadline: January 13, 2012

CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding
Mandatory LOI Deadline: January 15, 2012

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Connie Henke Yarbro Excellence in Cancer Nursing Mentorship Award
Deadline: January 15, 2012

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grants for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
Deadline: January 17, 2012

Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Career Development Award, in memory of Lisa Dubow
Deadline: January 17, 2012

Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration in Cancer Research
Deadline: January 18, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows
Deadline: January 18, 2012

Children's Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Award Program
Pre-Application Deadline: January 27, 2012
Application Deadline: April 2, 2012

Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)
Deadline: January 31, 2012

2012 Lasker Awards
Deadline: February 1, 2012

Oncology Nursing Foundation
Deadline: February 1, 2012

Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF)
Deadline: February 3, 2012

Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders
Deadline: February 13, 2012

Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research
Deadline: February 15, 2012

Ohio Cancer Research Associates
Deadline: February 17, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program
Deadline: February 29, 2012

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program
LOI Deadline: March 1, 2012
Full Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
Deadline: March 12, 2012

James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Research Awards
Deadline: March 14, 2012

Irvington Institute Fellowship Program
Deadline: April 1, 2012

Wendy Will Case Cancer Fund
Deadline: April 1, 2012

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

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open


NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)(PAR-12-050)

NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08)(PAR-12-051)

NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23)(PAR-12-052)

NIH Competitive Revision Applications for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (R01)(PAR-12-010)

NIH Competitive Revision Applications for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U01)(PAR-12-011)

Recovery Act: Notice of Revised Term of Award for All Recovery Act Awards to Ensure Project Completion by September 30, 2013 (NOT-OD-12-014)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) and Other Fellowship Applications: New Policy on Post-Submission Information on Sponsor's Research Funding (NOT-OD-12-022)

Suspension of AHRQ Individual Career Development (K) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for February 5, 2012 Receipt Date (NOT-HS-12-003)

Notice of Continued Operation of Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (NOT-RR-12-003)

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)(PAR-12-056)

Solicitation of Assays for High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R01)(PAR-12-058)

Solicitation of Assays for High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R21)(PAR-12-059)

Solicitation of Validated Hits for the Discovery of in vivo Chemical Probes (R01)(PAR-12-060)

The NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)(PAR-12-062)

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