April 23, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
On Thursday, April 19, the directors of the NCI-designated cancer centers, including myself, met with Harold Varmus to review priorities and topics of special interest to the NCI. The meeting covered a number of items of general interest to our Cancer Center membership, which I will briefly summarize below. Should any interest you, please email me to review them further.
The two major areas of discussion at the meeting were Genomics and Cancer Care, presented by Barbara Wold, NCI; Arul Chinnauiyan, University of Michigan; Bill Pao, Vanderbilt University; and Elaine Mardis, Washington University. Some key points included:
Many issues remain:
The Case CCC has assembled over 25 members to develop a position paper on Cancer Genomics. This effort is now in its final stages. An Executive Summary will be forthcoming in the next 2-3 weeks and will be posted for comments in this newsletter. Other topics from the NCI Directors retreat will be forthcoming.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
IMRI is Key Tool in Brain Surgery
UH Testing Non-invasive Way to Check for Colon Cancer
University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center is hosting IMAGINE Benefit
Dr. Dreicer on Sequencing MDV3100 and Abiraterone
Genetic Profile IDs Leukemia Patients for High-dose Chemotherapy
New Radiation Therapy Reduces Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers from 5 Weeks to 3 Days
Results of Brain Cancer Treatment Vaccine Continue to be Promising
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: Variant Enhancer Loci in Cancer
Friday, April 27
Please join us April 27 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Peter Scacheri will present Variant Enhancer Loci in Cancer. He will show data indicating that alterations in epigenetic marks at gene enhancer elements are a driving force in colon carcinogenesis. Furthermore, these enhancer alterations define a novel epigenetic signature of colon cancer.
Dr. Scacheri is Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at CWRU, and a member of the Case CCC. His research team has been instrumental in the utilization and advancement of cutting-edge genomic technologies to understand the molecular basis of human diseases, including cancer.
Second Annual Personalized Healthcare Summit
Registration is open for the Cleveland Clinic 2012 Personalized Healthcare Summit, Thursday, May 31 at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center. The purpose of this event is to educate about clinically-relevant applications of personalized healthcare, the research behind these discoveries, and solutions to incorporate personalized healthcare into clinical practice. The day-long Summit CME event will consist of a series of talks, panels and interactive presentations by expert clinicians from a variety of medical settings. The long term goal is to provide attendees with the knowledge to improve patient health and wellness by incorporating the pro-active and preventive principals of personalized healthcare.
Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is happy to announce the Call for Online Submission of abstracts for oral presentation, posters, and workshops at the Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, to be held in Albuquerque, NM October 8-10, 2012. The theme of the conference is "Honoring Diversity in Cancer Prevention and Control".
SIO will grant Early Investigator Awards to early career investigators who submit New Original Research for the conference. To qualify for consideration for an Early Investigator Award, the first author must be a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, resident, or fellow.
The deadline for submission of abstracts and workshops is Friday, June 1.
AACR Awards Honoring Scientific Achievement
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has released a call for nominations for the following opportunities:
DOD Lung Cancer Research Program
Applications for the Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) are being solicited by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program. The goal of the FY12 LCRP is to eradicate deaths from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and the American public. As such, the LCRP will support and integrate research from multiple disciplines for risk assessment, early detection, diagnosis, prevention, cure, and control of lung cancer.
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high risk/high reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. The Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.
Race for the Place- Join Our Team!
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 has created a CaseCCC Trainees team. Click here to join the team or to show your support by making a donation. Contact Lyn Haselton, Case CCC Training Program Manager, at 216.844.5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CWRU Launches New Data Management Website
Information Technology Services (ITS) has launched a website designed to assist researchers with planning for and executing the complex task of managing project data. The Data Management website contains resources and recommendations from the university, other research institutions, the NSF and the NIH. As a service to the research community as they develop project proposals, data management and data sharing plans, ITS has equipped the site with NIH, NSF and government agency requirements, guidelines on how to write individual plans, examples of plan proposals, and Data Repository information.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar Series
Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG)
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture Series
Molecular Cardiology Faculty Seminar Series
Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cell Biology Seminar Series
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Scientific Series: Imaging Research
Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
April 17, 2012
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award
Doctors Cancer Foundation, Inc.
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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