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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

January 9, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Old Mice Made "Young"–May Lead to Anti-Aging Treatments
National Geographic - Jan 6, 2012
"They did a beautiful job of showing that, when they put the muscle stem cells in [the mice], they improved function," said Justin Lathia, an assistant ...Jeremy Rich, chair of the department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, also pointed out that the study is limited to ...

Study: Annual Prostate Test Doesn't Save Lives
WSOC Charlotte - Jan 6, 2012
Dr. Lee Ponsky, a urologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland is part of a group of researchers looking at more sensitive ways of ...


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Cancer Center Seminar Series: Signaling Pathways in Cell Fate Decisions During Stress
Hatzoglou

Friday, January 13
12 pm
BRB 105

Please join us Friday, January 13 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Maria Hatzoglou will present Signaling Pathways in Cell Fate Decisions During Stress.

Dr. Hatzoglou is Professor of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. She is an expert on cellular responses to stress. She has identified many of the key players in this process and elucidated their complex interactions. Such stress responses and their regulation are one of the keys to determining the survival of cancer cells, a major interest of a number of cancer researchers in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Tumor Microenvironment Monthly Discussions

At least four Cancer Center Programs- Cancer Cell Signaling, GU Malignancies, Developmental Therapeutics, and Cancer Imaging- have themes or aims related to the tumor microenvironment: angiogenesis and endothelial cells, immune effectors and immunotherapy, and the matrix, adhesion and stroma. To further stimulate and highlight individual investigator expertise across the programs and institutions, Case CCC program leaders are planning a monthly series of informal, late afternoon presentations on emerging research findings, accompanied by wine and cheese. We hope that these talks will lead eventually to basic and/or collaborative grants or translational projects, and maybe down the road enough commonality to plan towards P01s in the topic areas of focus.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 5 pm in R3-027 at the Cleveland Clinic, and is sponsored by the GU Malignancies and Developmental Therapeutics Programs in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic Angiogenesis Center. Talks will be 20-25 minutes followed by discussion. Presentations will focus on endothelial cells and angiogenesis:

  • Dr. Tatiana Byzova: Tumor Angiogenesis: Recent Insights
  • Dr. James Finke: Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells: Their role in angiogenesis
  • Dr. Afshin Dowlati: Translational biomarkers and NCI CTEP Antiangiogenics

Validated parking will be available in the Euclid and 91st garage a block up the street.

Cancer Cell Signaling Program Retreat

Mark your calendars for the Cancer Cell Signaling Program Retreat, February 29 from 6-8 at the College Club. The agenda will focus on the micro-environment in breast cancer, including dinner presentations by Dr. Mike Ostrowski from The Ohio State University and CCC Associate Director for Basic Research, Dr. Ruth Keri. Please RSVP to Tracy Rehl.

NCI Second Symposium on Translational Genomics

Registration is now open for the Second Symposium on Translational Genomics, March 15-16 at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Presented by the NCI Center of Excellence in Integrative Cancer Biology and Genomics, this seminar will provide a dedicated forum for the advancement, implementation, and exchange of information on noncoding RNAs, next generation sequencing, and epigenomics and genetic variation for translation into clinical practice, with the ultimate goal to improve the health of patients with cancer.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to continue the competitive National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program. The objective of the program is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas. The SIG program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated instrument system. There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit provided the applications are for different types of equipment.
Internal LOI Deadline: January 27
External Deadline: March 21

Leukemia Research Foundation

The Leukemia Research Foundation is currently accepting applications for New Investigator Grants, open to individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor.
Deadline: February 15

American Legacy Foundation Legacy Tobacco Industry Documents Award Program

The American Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce the Legacy Tobacco Industry Documents Award program, which is comprised of the Sybil G. Jacobs Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Documents and the Christine O. Gregoire Youth/Young Adult Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Documents. These awards recognize individuals who have made a significant and well-recognized contribution to the health of the public in the recent past through use of tobacco documents. The award honors innovation in the use and application of tobacco industry documents to further the goals of tobacco prevention and control in order to help build a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Those nominated should be individuals who have made a notable impact through innovative use of tobacco industry documents as applied to research, policy, or advocacy.
Deadline: March 23

EVENTS

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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

January 9

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Anne Hamik, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Case Cardiovascular Research Institute
CWRU/UH
Topic: KLF4 and Angiogenesis
4 pm SOM E501


January 10

Prostate Cancer Endowed Chair Candidate Seminar
Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
University of Miami
Topic: The Rho GT Pase Exchange Factor, Vav3, is a Versatile Modulator of Androgen Receptor Activity in Prostate Cancer
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


January 11

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Evi Stavrou, MD
Instructor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Factor XII: Cross-talk Between Thrombosis and Inflammation
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
Clark Distelhorst, MD
Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc, Pharmacology
CWRU/UH
Tom Radivoyevitch, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
CWRU
Topic: CLL
4-6 pm College Club

Tumor Microenvironment Monthly Discussion
Tatiana Byzova, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Cardiology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Tumor Angiogenesis: Recent Insights
James Finke, PhD
Professor, Immunology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells: Their role in angiogenesis
Afshin Dowlati, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Translational biomarkers and NCI CTEP Antiangiogenics
5 pm R3-027 Cleveland Clinic


January 12

CFAR Leaders in AIDS
Chou-Zen Giam, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair, Microbiology and Immunology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Topic: Viral Activators of NF-kappa B, Cellular Senescence, and Oncogenesis: Lessons from HTLV-1 and KSHV
1 pm Rottman Seminar Rm. W203


January 13

Hem/Onc Fellows Conference
Andrew Parchman, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A Review of Current Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Jennifer Mersereau, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of North Carolina
Topic: Reproductive Concerns for Cancer Survivors
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Maria Hatzoglou, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
CWRU
Topic: Signaling Pathways in Cell Fate Decisions During Stress
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Evi Stavrou, MD
Instructor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Factor XII: Cross-talk between Thrombosis and Inflammation
4 pm WRB 3-316

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Special Seminar
January 19
Jacques Galipeau, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology & 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

Berman Lecture/Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
January 17
Max Wicha, MD
Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Topic: Clinical Implications of Cancer Stem Cells
12 pm Kulas Auditorium

Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
May 3
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

ASCO Resident Travel Award
Deadline: January 9

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

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

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

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Deadline: January 10

Beez Foundation
Deadline: January 10

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

AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 11

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
Deadline: January 11

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

CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding
Mandatory LOI Deadline: January 15

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

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

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

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

Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Personalized Cancer Medicine
Deadline: January 18

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows
Deadline: January 18

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

Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)
Deadline: January 31

2012 Lasker Awards
Deadline: February 1

ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Awards
Deadline: February 1

Oncology Nursing Foundation
Deadline: February 1

Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF) Additional Support for NIH-funded F32 Postdoctoral Fellows
Deadline: February 3

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

Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research
Deadline: February 15

Ohio Cancer Research Associates
Deadline: February 17

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program
Deadline: February 29

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

Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
Deadline: March 12

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

Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
Deadline: March 15

Irvington Institute Fellowship Program
Deadline: April 1

Wendy Will Case Cancer Fund
Deadline: April 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

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

Clarification and Update Notice for AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutional Award (K12) RFA-HS-12-001 (NOT-HS-12-005)

Notice of NIH Plans to Transfer All Programs, Awards, and Applications Associated with the National Center of Research Resources to Other NIH Institutes and Centers (NOT-OD-12-026)

Notice of NIH's Creation of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Anticipated Implementation Plan (NOT-OD-12-027)

Clarification of NOT-MH-12-001 - Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for U.S. - Russia Collaborative HIV/AIDS Research (NOT-MH-12-012)

Pediatric Phase 1/Pilot Consortium (Limited Competition UM1) (RFA-CA-12-502)

The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)(PAR-09-089)

Mitochondria in Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis (R01)(PA-11-073)

Mitochondria in Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis (R21)(PA-11-074)

Cancer Prevention Research Small Grant Program (R03)(PAR-11-079)

NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05)(PAR-12-065)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin Todd
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

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