March 12, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Please join me in welcoming three new faculty members who were recently recruited to the Cancer Center:
A reception will be held today, Monday, March 12 at 5 pm in Wolstein Research Building 1-203, which is the carpeted area on the first floor. I hope you will attend and greet your new colleagues.
Stan Gerson, MD
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: The Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer: the long saga of difluoromethyornithine (1980-?2016)
Friday, March 16
Please join us March 16 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Frank Meyskens, Jr., Director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Irvine, will present The Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer: the long saga of difluoromethyornithine (1980-?2016).
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Meyskens has been involved with and PI of multiple treatment and prevention phase II and III trials. He has been Associate Director of Cancer Control and Prevention for SWOG since 2007. His prevention and control research has been funded by the NIH/NCI, and led to a very successful randomized placebo-controlled trial of the combination of difluoromethylornithine + sulindac in which advanced adenomas were reduced over 90% in at risk population. Subsequently, Dr. Meyskens co-founded Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals to move these findings to a registration trial and clinical benefit. His lab remains active and fully equipped for modern molecular research, and in the last five years has taken on the difficult task of developing a mechanistic basis for the chemoprevention of cutaneous melanoma.
Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Gastrointestinal Malignancies (GI SPORE)
All Faculty members are invited to submit outlines for pilot projects to be funded by the NIH P50 GI SPORE. Proposals must be submitted through CTSC Webgrants. Please note that a SPORE project must be directed toward translational research of a GI malignancy. At least one specific aim should involve either direct patient contact or the study of patient derived tissue samples.
Deadline: April 2
AACR Calls for Letters of Intent for a New Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research Institute Cancer Immunology Translational Research Dream Team
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), call upon the cancer research community to submit Letters of Intent for a new Dream Team — the SU2C-CRI Cancer Immunology Translational Research Dream Team. Significant scientific developments in the field of cancer immunology and the recent FDA approvals of two cancer immunotherapies highlight the field's potential to transform cancer treatment.
The SU2C-CRI Cancer Immunology Translational Research Dream Team Grant will provide funding of $6 million over a three-year period for translational cancer research projects that address laboratory and clinical efforts leading to the immunological treatment, control and prevention of cancer. Projects should also deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, synergistic Dream Team of expert investigators.
LOI Deadline: April 9
Cancer.gov Goes Mobile
The NCI announces the launch of its mobile website, m.cancer.gov. Designed specifically for mobile users on any mobile platform, the site offers much of the same high-quality information found on cancer.gov's desktop site. Available in English and Spanish, m.cancer.gov provides cancer patients, their loved ones, and their caregivers with easy access to the cancer information they need, when they need it.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
March 6, 2012
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
New Case CCC Faculty Welcome Reception
Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Department of Cancer Biology Invited Speaker Seminar
NCI Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar
Cancer Cell Signaling Program Meeting of the Cytokine Signaling, Inflammation, and Cancer Focus Group
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Skeletal Research Center Seminar
Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
CWRU Office of Research Compliance Webinar
National Center for Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Molecular Biology and Microbiology Thesis Defense
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
NCI Second Symposium on Translational Genomics
Midwest Blood Club Symposium
Sternlicht Memorial Lectureship in Cancer Biology and Pharmacology
Grant Writing and Reviewing Workshop
Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Ovarian Cancer Academy Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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