February 13, 2012
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Skin Cancer Drug Quickly Reverses Alzheimer's Symptoms in Mice
Alzheimer's disease arises in large part from the body's inability to clear naturally-occurring amyloid beta from the brain. In 2008 Case Western Reserve researcher Gary Landreth, PhD, professor of neurosciences, discovered that the main cholesterol carrier in the brain, Apolipoprotein E (ApoE), facilitated the clearance of the amyloid beta proteins. Landreth, a professor of neurosciences in the university's medical school, is the senior author of this study as well.
Comparing Prostate Cancer Treatments Shows Newer Isn't Always Better
Brachytherapy, although it was the least toxic and the least expensive, was used in only 12 percent of the patients. The limited use of brachytherapy may be due to the fact that it was initially thought to be suitable only for a small subset of men, but "I think people have gotten to the point where they're more comfortable offering [brachytherapy]," said Dr. Ciezki.
Kidney Cancer Patients May Need Higher Axitinib Dose
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: Personalized Lung Cancer Targeted Therapy – Why it works and why it doesn't
Friday, February 17
Please join us Friday, February 17 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Patrick Ma, Assistant Professor of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research and Director of Aerodigestive Oncology Translational Research at the Cleveland Clinic, will present Personalized Lung Cancer Targeted Therapy – Why it works and why it doesn't.
Dr. has a special interest in thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and neuroendocrine tumors. He leads laboratory-based translational and clinical research in aerodigestive oncology, with an emphasis on cancer genomics, cancer metabolomics and personalized molecularly-targeted therapies. Dr. Ma's particular research focus is on the mutational analysis and profiling of molecular therapeutic targets of lung cancer. He has considerable expertise in MET targeting therapy in lung cancer.
Special Genomics Lecture
The NCI Center for Cancer Genomics is hosting a special genomics lecture on Tuesday, February 14 at 1 pm featuring Dr. Kevin P. White, Director of the Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology at The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. White will present Genomic Networks in Development and Cancer: Resolving Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets from a Cloud of Data. The lecture can be viewed live at videocast.nih.gov.
Dr. White is a pioneer in combining experimental and computational techniques to understand the factors that control biological systems during development and evolution. He will talk about how his lab uses systems-level approaches to construct abstract molecular networks to make predictions about genetic and biochemical functions in cells, organisms, and disease states. The team is mining data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and the Chicago Cancer Genomes Project using the Bionimbus Cloud to identify new tumor suppressor genes and panels of genetic markers.
Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
Registration is open for the Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI) annual meeting, June 5-7 in Cleveland.
Primary care remains at the forefront of cancer prevention, early diagnosis and management. The fifth annual Ca-PRI meeting will be a showcase of primary care and cancer research. Plenary speakers will highlight the broad scope of primary care and cancer research, and explore the potential of primary care to improve cancer outcomes from a clinical, public health and international perspective. The meeting will highlight international differences in the role of primary care and will provide unique opportunities for delegates from broad and multi-disciplinary backgrounds to exchange ideas.
Summer Volunteers: Placements Needed
It's that time of year again where we receive requests from students inquiring about summer research positions. If you have room in your lab for a summer student, please send an email to Lyn Haselton, Cancer Center Training Program Manager. We will add your name to a list and will send you resumes if we receive them.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
February 7, 2012
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar Series
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Cancer Center Faculty Candidate Seminar
Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Seminar Series
Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
Hem/Onc Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Cell Signaling Program Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
NCI Second Symposium on Translational Genomics
Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders
American Legacy Foundation Sybil G. Jacobs Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Documents
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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