April 2, 2012
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Eyes on Cancer
New Clinical Trial Explores Novel Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening Test
Cleveland Clinic Gamma Knife Center Offers State-of-the-Art Alternative To Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery
Ford Demonstrates Virtual Reality Tools to Case Western Reserve Students
University of Akron Research Team Gets National GE Innovation Award for Breast Cancer Research
NEWS FROM THE NCI
NCI Releases Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer
Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008. The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average of 0.6 percent per year between 2004 and 2008. Overall cancer incidence rates among women declined 0.5 percent per year from 1998 through 2006 with rates leveling off from 2006 through 2008.
The report is co-authored by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society. It appeared early online on March 28, 2012, in the journal CANCER.
The special feature section highlights the effects of excess weight and lack of physical activity on cancer risk. Esophageal adenocarcinoma, cancers of the colon and rectum, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer among postmenopausal women are associated with being overweight or obese. Several of these cancers also are associated with not being sufficiently physically active. [More]
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: cAMP signaling and the ATM-dependent DNA damage response
Friday, April 6
Please join us April 6 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Randal S. Tibbetts, Associate Professor, Human Oncology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present cAMP signaling and the ATM-dependent DNA damage response.
Research in the Tibbetts' lab is broadly focused on mechanisms of signal transduction and posttranscriptional regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative disease. One aspect of the lab is focused on understanding on how the cAMP second messenger system interfaces with the ATM-regulated DNA damage response and how this functional interface impacts both tumor suppression and metabolic control in vivo. In other studies, they are attempting to identify pathways that ameliorate motor neuron death in ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease using Drosophila and cell culture models.
This seminar is hosted by the Cell Death Regulation Program, led by Drs. Clark Distelhorst, Nancy Oleinick and Alex Almasan.
NCI Research to Reality Cyber Seminar Series: The Potentially Transformative Effect of Measuring the Health of a Community
Registration is open for the NCI Research to Reality Cyber Seminar Series: The Potentially Transformative Effect of Measuring the Health of a Community, April 10 at 2 pm.
This cyber-seminar will explore tools and resources, such as the County Health Rankings, to measure the health of a community and ways that have the potential to stimulate this multistakeholder engagement, and to serve as a focus for ongoing efforts to improve community health and health equity. Dr. Kurt Stange will highlight models of how measuring the health of a community and how this knowledge, generated and followed over time, can empower multi-stakeholder groups to take responsibility for working together to improve health, its determinants, and equity. Terry Allen and Paul Jarris will join the seminar to share their experiences in working across sectors to measuring community health at the local and national levels, and will engage participants in sharing their experiences and lessons learned, and thoughts on how other communities can use this approach to improve health and equity.
Case GI Cancers SPORE Retreat
The Case GI Cancers SPORE Retreat will be held on Friday, May 4 in Dively Building on Case campus. Topics will include colon cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, cancer metastasis and prevention and cancer in minorities. Faculty, fellows and students in the Cancer Center community are encouraged to attend and learn more about exciting findings from researchers in the specialized program of research excellence. Postdoc, graduate and clinical fellows are encouraged to submit poster abstracts. There will be a cash prize for best poster! The Retreat begins at 8:30 am, with the poster session at noon.
CTSC Core Utilization Grants
Congratulations to the following Cancer Center members who received CTSC Core Utilization Grant Funding:
Race for the Place
The Race for the Place, an event that benefits the Gathering Place, will be held Sunday, June 3 at Beachwood Place Mall. The Case CCC is putting together a "trainee team" for the Race but would like to judge interest before officially registering the team. Any fellow or trainee who is interested in participating should contact Lyn Haselton, Case CCC Training Program Manager, at 216.844.5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GI SPORE Pilot Funding
All Faculty members are invited to submit outlines for pilot projects of up to $50,000 to be funded by the NIH P50 GI SPORE. Deadline for submission has been extended to April 13 with funding expected to begin September 2012. Award budget limited to $50,000.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Cancer Imaging Program Meeting
Immunology Seminar Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Scientific Series: Stem Cells
Case CCC Scientific Series: Imaging Research
Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Irvington Institute Fellowship Program
DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Biomarker Development Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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